Tagged: rape


Wednesday Writs for 5/8

This week: Lawrence v. Texas, ill-conceived lawsuits, lawyers turned jazz musicians, jury duty excuses and litigation for the horses.

When The Past Becomes Your Present

Treatises are written on why victims don’t always come forward. And that was before they had to worry that their personal information would be spread across social media by awful people in the name of political battle. The police didn’t care when I was actually raped in 2000; what are the chances they would have cared about an attempted rape in the 1980s?

Policing the Predators

In a perfect world, all officers of the law would be worthy of the respect their positions command. They would not take advantage of their inherent power and authority to abuse and violate vulnerable people. But the world is far from perfect, and people are less so.

Twilight in the Kingdom of Pariahs and Predators

Sleeping on the sofa in a den of iniquity. (CN: Will thought this might need a content note if Maribou wanted to write one. Maribou, who of all readers usually needs a content note for anything to do with underage people and sex, doesn’t really think this essay needs one though? Um. Serious age imbalances in the context of relationships, some of which were illegal, but nothing graphic. Honest discussion of being a 17-year-old on the internet. Quite possibly the comments may stray into bleaker or cruder territory than the essay does. That’ll do.)

The Wrong Friends and the Wrong Enemies

In true Canadian style, Jonathan McLeod goes from talking about hockey to talking about sexual assault to talking about feminism.

Because everything is about hockey and hockey is about everything, apparently.

George Will and Sexual Assault

I am a college professor, and a year from now the first of my three daughters will be preparing to head off to college. So naturally I have some thoughts on George Will’s comments...

Canada’s Awkward Relationship With Rape Culture

We’ve all heard the term “rape culture” thrown around, and it’s a term that can lose its meaning or significance with repeated use, but as we experience sexual crimes like those committed in Steubenville or against Rehtaeh Parsons–and the delayed and insufficient responses to the crimes–it is inescapable that rape culture persists and, perhaps, thrives.

Don’t be that guy… to that guy

We have discussed—more than once—the Don’t Be That Guy rape prevention campaign. Riding the bus on Saturday, I saw a new installment of the campaign. It showed two men sitting on a bed. It...

For The Cold Case Files

Does the Fourth Amendment allow law enforcement to gather an arrestee’s genetic sequence and compare it with a large FBI database of genetic material gathered from old, unsolved crimes? [Continued at NaPP]

A Modest Feminist Proposal

by James Vonder Haar In a recent comment thread, NewDealer had this to say, quoting Zerlina Maxwell: “Teach young men to believe women who come forward and not to blame the victim.” This is...