They’ve walked in Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago. They’ve marched through London, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and Stockholm. They’re even organizing in Cape Town. And now, women walking to reclaim […]
Tag: Rape is Rape Campaign
Drugs, Alcohol and Serial Rapists: Another True Tale That Might Not Be Counted
As we’ve reported extensively in recent weeks, the FBI uses the archaic definition of “forcible” rape in its yearly Uniform Crime Report (UCR): “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly […]
Fighting for Justice on Campus
Most of us don’t need to be told that anal rape counts as rape. But the FBI does. Anal rape is one of the many forms of rape that go […]
Oral Rapes Are Real Rapes
Oral rape is among the many forms of rape that the FBI does not officially count under its narrow definition of rape: “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and […]
Would Your Rape Be Counted?
At least 1 in 6 women in the U.S. will be raped in their lifetime. An estimated 1 in 10 rape victims are male, and studies have suggested that 1 […]
If a Woman Isn’t Bruised and Bleeding, Will Her Rape Be Counted?
In late January, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) sparked outrage when he introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3), which sought to further restrict abortion funding for […]
The FBI’s Definition of Rape: Older Than a Lot of Things
The FBI has been using this definition of rape for its Uniform Crime Report since 1929: The carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will. That definition excludes […]
Rape Is Rape: No More Excuses!
In the battle against Rep Chris Smith’s “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” feminists and other advocates successfully agitated to keep the term “forcible” rape from defining who gets federal […]
Woman Pays for Reporting a Rape
In 2008, an 18-year-old woman in Washington State reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted. But they didn’t believe her. Lynnwood Police Chief Steve Jensen said that her […]
She Drinks, She Flirts, She Passes Out … Is It Rape?
Trigger warning: Material about sexual assault. Around midnight at a college party, several young women soccer players are alerted that a 17-year-old girl is barricaded in a room with eight […]