Sexual Assault


Louis C.K.’s Controversial Monologue: He’s Laughing All The Way to the Bank
19 May 2015

Louis C.K.’s Controversial Monologue: He’s Laughing All The Way to the Bank

Comic Louis C.K. caused quite a stir after hosting the season finale of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live. Though he tackled a few sensitive subjects such as racism and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, it was his monologue on child molestation that had both media critics and social media buzzing. (You can see the controversial portion of the monologue at 5:30 in the video below.)...

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15 May 2015

Jameis Winston Rape Case: Big Bully or Finally Fighting Back?

For years Jameis Winston, Heisman quarterback from Florida State University, has defended himself after being accused of raping a fellow student. Bobby Bowden – legendary Florida State coach – said “he was an embarrassment in a lot of ways to the university.” Now the number one NFL rookie in the country, Winston is now taking the position of offense: he has filed a counter suit...

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Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money
05 May 2015

Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money

Despite a number of groups boycotting the Floyd Mayweather fight owing to his history of domestic violence, his Las Vegas bout, for which he was paid $200 million dollars, went off without a hitch Saturday.  In fact, seats sold out in 60 seconds. How much longer are we going to ignore the truth about those who abuse women?  There are athletes in all sports who...

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Biden and Mikulski Secure $41M Federal Funding to End Rape Kit Backlog
19 Mar 2015

Biden and Mikulski Secure $41M Federal Funding to End Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski have secured $41 million in federal funding to help end the backlog of rape kits that sit untested, gathering dust in crime labs around the country for up to 5 to 10 years. Caitlin Dickson reported, per a Department of Justice study, some kits sit in officer’s desks and lockers never even progressing beyond that point....

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Anita Finlay with Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV 2 12 2015 -- click pic to watch interview
12 Feb 2015

End Domestic Violence or Protect a Franchise?

We get mixed messages when it comes to domestic violence. The Grammys and the NFL, for example, trumpet an end to physical and emotional abuse of women, yet near daily news reports telegraph that an athlete’s or pop star’s franchise is held at a higher premium than a woman’s safety. click pic to watch interview  This will only change when enough people with a bully...

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Beyond Obama’s Tepid Grammy PSA on Domestic Violence
12 Feb 2015

Beyond Obama’s Tepid Grammy PSA on Domestic Violence

While the Grammys only dipped a toe in the water of stopping domestic violence, activist Brooke Axtell made clear at Sunday night’s event that she was able to survive an abusive situation and later thrive because of one supportive voice. Apart from the frustrating juxtaposition of President Obama’s PSA on stopping violence while abuser and Grammy nominee Chris Brown sat in the audience, the important...

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The Grammys’ Conflicting Message on Domestic Violence
09 Feb 2015

The Grammys’ Conflicting Message on Domestic Violence

Sunday’s Grammy Awards featured a PSA of President Obama calling attention to the shocking number of women in America who are raped or suffer domestic violence.  “It’s on us,” he said, urging the artistic community to raise awareness to bring a stop to it.  Activist Brooke Axtell then shared her own experiences with abuse and human trafficking, capped by a powerful performance from Katy Perry who...

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08 Jan 2015

Phylicia Rashad’s Defiant Defense of Bill Cosby

How many women does it take to equal the weight of one man? To date, two dozen women have publically accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault with the allegations spanning a 40-year period. These rumors have surfaced previously on a number of occasions, but not until male comic Hannibal Buress mentioned them in his act did this pick up steam in the mainstream press. In...

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