Before he became a member of the PayPal Mafia or invested in Facebook, Silicon Valley billionaire and Donald Trump delegate Peter Thiel co-wrote a book called The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Tolerance on Campus. Published in 1995, the book is notorious for its rigorous defense of a Stanford law…
Toby Turner, better known as Tobuscus, has been a mainstay of YouTube for over ten years. Between his three channels, he commands an audience of more than 15 million people. During his career as a vlogger, entertainer, and musician, he’s performed at VidCon, premiered a film at Sundance, successfully crowdfunded a game
For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals.
We’ve been debating sexual violence on Game of Thrones since the show began, but the discussion has gotten more heated in the past couple weeks, with The Mary Sue essentially ending its coverage. But is the show just being true to George R.R. Martin’s books, or is it adding more violation? One fan decided to find out.
Cruise ships are even worse than you think. ProPublica recently published a very alarming and downright dark interactive feature about health and safety on cruises. I’ll come right out and say it: Stop going on cruises. Don’t cruise. Don’t do it.
Geeks been debating the use of rape as a storytelling device for years, but that debate has come back to the fore in the past couple days, for obvious reasons. Author John Scalzi (Lock-In) offers a useful perspective, based on a lesson he learned early on from a mentor.
The results of a new study suggest forensic scientists could one day use the microbial signature of people's privates to identify sexual offenders. Think of it as a musty, microscopic, x-rated fingerprint.
The Tomorrow People seems to be trying to be a show about mental illness in general — the pilot sets out this whole thing where everybody thinks Stephen is crazy because of his telepathy and stuff. But last night's episode was about two girls dealing with emotional trauma — and resorted to lazy cliches.
One year ago, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond raped a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio. A horrified America watched as mass media echoed internet vigilantes' evidence of a town-wide conspiracy to cover the case. The evidence was false, but the city is still suffering the terrible consequences of those accusations.
Identical twins in the UK have both been charged with raping a teenage girl, even though forensic tests cannot prove which one carried out the attack.
Five men raped a Dutch journalist in Cairo during Friday's Tahir Square protest. The attack was so brutal that she had to be hospitalized for surgery. While the government claims this "behavior isn't characteristic of Egyptians," the UN says that 99 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually assaulted or harassed.
What do women want? Not to get raped, according to this sex-advice book called Getting Laid: Get the Sex You Want! Women also prefer men who have recently had a shower. It also helps if men "pretend to listen" to women, according to this classic. As for online dating, the authors warn that people seeking dates on the…
One of the key uncomfortable events of the Harry Potter series comes about thanks to a love potion, and Potter fan Raph addresses the very serious moral and criminal aspects of love potion use with this PSA from the Ministry of Magic. Hopefully, this is covered early on in Hogwarts' health classes.
The other day, someone asked Seanan McGuire when the characters in her popular October Daye urban fantasy novels were going to get raped — because respect for the integrity of your own work, and pure realism demand it. McGuire's response to this idea is worth reading in full, but especially the part where she explains:
Skout, a fast-growing and free flirting app for iOS, has come under fire recently, after it was discovered that a third child was raped by a man posing as a teenager in the app's separate section for 13- to 17-year-olds.
I'm sure Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't know about this, but he's funding a seemingly Christian extremist search engine that is anti-abortion, anti-evolution, racist and even thinks that rape may be justifiable. It's called ChaCha, and it powers Android's most popular Siri competitor, Iris.
Temporarily-accused sex criminal and Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be safely back in the motherland, but the spectre of hotel rape remains. The threat is apparently disquieting enough to justify mandatory rape alert buttons for New York's hotel employees.
Two scientists have developed a sensor that can automatically and accurately detect if date-rape drugs are in your drink. All you have to do is dip the straw in your drink and see if it lights up.
In Italian director Dario Argento's 1996 horror-thriller The Stendhal Syndrome, his own daughter Asia Argento stars as Anna Manni, a detective investigating a series of brutal sex killings in Rome and Florence. So begins perhaps the most awkward take-your-daughter-to-work day in cinema history.