If not for people like Joe Crowley, the Catholic Church’s chronic problem of sexual abuse might never have found its believers.
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Why do scandals keep happening at the U of M?
The firing of University of Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys reinforces a good piece of advice: Be careful what you tweet. And don’t thumb your noses at the people who sign your paycheck.
Claeys was a success on the field and really bad at social media off it. Read more →
A rape victim reveals her identity
A third of the untested rape kits in Minnesota remain untested because the victim didn’t want to pursue a case. After reading the story of a New Hampshire rape victim, can we blame them? Read more →
We come here today to bury the VCR and to announce the breaking news that VCRs are still being manufactured.
But only for another 10 days. Read more →
Minneapolis woman: Staying silent hasn’t made the emotional scars go away, she writes, ‘and it hasn’t held the men who victimized me responsible for what they did to and stole from me. I’ve realized all too late that our voices are our strongest asset.’ Read more →
Worcester Polytechnic Institute attorneys argue the victim engaged in risky behavior, including excessive drinking, on the night that a security guard at her university-leased apartment building lured her to the roof and attacked her. Read more →
Where’s the mugshot for Stanford rapist?
There’s an odd result when you try to find the mugshot for Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer who got a slap on the wrist for raping a woman.
It’s impossible to find. Read more →
Former Pretenders front woman Chrissie Hynde put people in an uncomfortable position of criticizing a rape victim for her response to rape with her comments to an interviewer about her new book. Read more →
Jacob Miles Solberg, of Erskine, Minn., is probably going to spend more time in prison for raping a co-worker in 2013 because the Minnesota Court of Appeals today ruled that being remorseful isn’t enough to get a break on his sentence. Read more →
Ex-NFL star’s rape case exposes a broken system
It’s believed that only one in three rape victims report their attack. It’s not something we didn’t already know. Darren Sharper’s case, though, shows it’s something that doesn’t seem to change.
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According to a study from the University of North Dakota, 31.7 percent of the men surveyed said they would force a woman to have sexual intercourse. Read more →
After the kind of year that football and NFL had — wife beating and child abuse — the latest controversy around the treatment of women shouldn’t be terribly surprising. Read more →
30 years to believe a woman’s rape allegation? Why?
Today’s must-read comes from the Washington Post where a woman who says she was raped — twice — by Bill Cosby asks important questions that she’s had for 30 years: Why didn’t anyone believe her?
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In a decision a justice calls ‘rare’, the Minnesota Supreme Court today overruled a lower court in Crookston that had let a man convicted of rape avoid prison. Read more →
Woman carries mattress to protest her campus rape
A woman at Columbia University, one of dozens of schools which allegedly did little to investigate reports of sexual assaults on campus, is starting the school year today by carrying a mattress from class to class. “I was raped in my own bed,” Emma Sulkowicz tells The Guardian. “I could have taken my pillow, but Read more →