rape laws

In Ohio rape case, ‘never said no’ does not mean consent

The trial involving two teenagers accused of raping an intoxicated teenager has divided the small community of Steubenville, Ohio, as some rally behind the accused perpetrators, stars of the local football team, while others say the victim was too drunk to protest.

The issue has been further complicated by the fact that some 40 high schoolers looked on as the girl was carried from party to party, snapping cell phone photos and taking cell phone videos but never intervening, calling authorities or even putting an end to the abuse.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Beth Presswood, host of the Godless Bitches podcast, to discuss the case.


TV analyst threatened with rape via social media after discussing rape prevention

Television news analyst Zerlina Maxwell has received racist abuse, death threats and threats of rape online after a Fox News appearance in which she suggested that guns and arming women is not the solution to rape.

Instead, she said that teaching men and boys to not rape, instead of placing the responsibility upon women to ensure they are not allowing themselves to be victimized is a better plan.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Rhett Walker, a campus training coordinator with Men Can Stop Rape, Amanda Marcotte, a journalist with RH Reality Check and Pandagon, and Pia Glenn, an actor and Twitter activist, to discuss the myriad issues that this unfortunate backlash against Maxwell raises.

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