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Jessica Valenti: Even progressive heroes can rape


Ever since sexual assault allegations surfaced against Wikileaks
founder Julian Assange,
Wikileaks supporters, many who consider
themselves "progressive," "liberal," pro-women's rights," "anti-rape,"
etc. have rallied behind Assange. Many supporters claim Assange was
being set-up by his enemies. Feminist Naomi Wolf blatantly discredited the alleged victims'

Gail Dines: How “Pornland” destroys intimacy and hijacks sexuality


In today’s world, sex has become commodified and industrialized. We see it all the time in print publications, television commercials, cable television shows, major motion pictures, and adult entertainment. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry that misuses and abuses sex and represents it in disturbing ways. Pornographers sell and produce films based on teen sex, torture porn, humiliation, and/or racist caricatures.

It's not about "He said, She said": Media misses the mark on Ben Roethlisberger

The recent sexual assault allegations brought forth against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have provided another teachable moment. But just like the Kobe Bryant case, and other cases involving professional athletes, the media missed the mark in putting sexual assault into perspective.