The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Feminism and First-World Problems: ‘Hypervigilance’ as Irrational Phobia

Jessica Valenti wants mentally ill women to know that their mental illness is the fault of the oppressive patriarchy: A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face — from catcalling and sexual harassment to sexual objectification and violence — makes women generally more fearful and […]

Campus Kangaroo Courts

Federal law trumps campus policy: A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled. According to records in U.S. District Court, the college recently reached a settlement with the “John Doe” but neither his […]

Professional Perverts

What kind of people want to talk dirty to children? Perverts, and also government sex educators. But I repeat myself: The former Ontario deputy education minister who oversaw the development of a controversial sex-ed program before facing child sex charges will plead guilty to a number of those charges. Benjamin Levin, born 1952, was arrested […]

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Kidnapping Teen Girls for Prostitution

Derek Miranda was arrested in Rhode Island: Three missing girls from Massachusetts were being held against their will in Providence to be sold for sex by an 21-year-old Dorchester man, according to Providence police. Their whereabouts were discovered late Thursday night when one of the 14-year-old girls managed to escape the third-floor apartment at 95 […]

‘You’re My Favorite Victim’

Even the NYPD police union won’t be able to save this guy: A married detective assigned to investigate the rape of a 24-year-old woman has been booted from the Manhattan Special Victims Division after flying to Seattle, drinking with her all night — and then allegedly trying to tear her clothes off in a hotel […]

Rapists Rape and Rape Again

Serial rapist DeShawn Starks Here’s the headline: 100 serial rapists identified after rape kits from Detroit Crime Lab are finally processed In 2009, more than 10,000 untested rape kits (i.e., vaginal swabs from victims, containing the DNA of rapists) were found abandoned in a Detroit Police storage facility. Some cases dated back to the 1980s: […]

Two Victims, No Crime

Corey Mock is not a rapist, but he is also no longer a wrestler at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, because he was accused of rape by a fellow UTC student named Molly Morris. Morris’s version of the story is told at Vice Sports and includes the claim that someone at a party spiked her drink. […]

Harry Reid’s Constituents

Recent news from Nevada: A Las Vegas mother, her ex-husband and his new wife all faced court [Dec. 16] after being charged with what police described as  ‘one of the most horrific sex rings in memory’ involving their own children. Mother-of-four Terrie L. Sena, 43, who was arrested . . . and charged with multiple counts of […]

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