Some people take their protectionism of exploitation, abuse and rape committed against women and children to a new low. It’s not just Whoopi Goldberg I’m referring to. If you’ve watched any episodes of To Catch A Predator then you know what I’m talking about. The men (and increasingly women though they’re not featured on that [...]
I’m glad I decided to watch yesterday’s Oprah Live episode because she had a follow-up interview with Mackenzie Phillips. They discussed the reaction from family and friends. Mac’s sister Chynna sat on Oprah’s stage to publicly declare she believed the allegations as they had been revealed years earlier. What else can I say?
This is something I’ve been working on for a while and I haven’t formed all of my thoughts surrounding what an appropriate punishment for rape should be. So I’m just putting this out there. I will also say I have not experienced sexual assault directly but my life has been impacted by the effects it [...]
Maria Besedin may have lost her case against the Metropolitan Transit Authority but she’s a survivor and shero!. She sued them after two male employees, of which were booth and train operators ignored her pleas for assistance as she was being assaulted inside a NYC subway station. They saw her and did nothing but call it [...]
Later on today the oral arguments will be heard in the California Supreme Court pro and con regarding the passage of Proposition 8. The judges will have 90-days to render a verdict. If the ruling strikes down the Proposition, the California Constitution will forever alter the definition of marriage as between a man and a [...]
Well this would have to be one of the quickest solved rape cases. All four suspects in the gang assault of a lesbian resident of the SF Bay area from December 13th have been taken into custody. One of the suspects turned himself in – and get this – he has a girlfriend. I guess [...]
Update: the 4 suspects have been apprehended! I had to sit on this story for a while because I found it doubly even triply upsetting. Also it hit so close to home because it occurred just over the bridge in the city of Richmond, CA. This is an area known to be ‘troubled’. Lots of [...]