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
Following criticism of Siri’s inadequate responses to the phrase “I was raped,” Apple has made its voice assistant better equipped to react to questions about sexual assault.
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.
Before you can understand one of the most popular Tomb Raider porn videos online, you need to know about a key scene in a recent Tomb Raider game.
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.
The worst and most frustrating story you'll read about rape in America this week took place in Maryville, Missouri. It involves two young teenage girls who were raped by high school football players while drunk. One was left abandoned in freezing temperatures on her front lawn, passed out. Her rape was videotaped.…
Last week, a gross, rapey email sent to the entirety Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity by the house's social chair went viral. Rightfully so; it was a rapey, misogynistic piece of trash that referred to getting women as "luring rapebait." Now, the author of the infamous letter has offered an apology— and a damn…
In a wonderful article called It’s Only a Penis, anthropologist Christine Helliwell talks of how her time with the Dayak community of Gerai in Indonesian Borneo changed her perceptions of the sexual body. She writes of a time when a man crept through a window and into the bed of a sleeping woman. She continues:
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…
Today, the ACLU announced that it is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, a private prison in Meridian, Mississippi. The suit alleges that EMCF is "hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous." One example of the jail's dangers: this handwritten letter from…
For the past seven days, spurred by Women Action and the Media and the Everyday Sexism Project, everyone on your Twitter feed has been asking Facebook to remove content that condones and encourages violence and hate speech against women. Today, the social media behemoth finally responded.
Anthony Nicolas Orban already killed himself in jail, but the justice system isn't done with the evil California cop who abducted a diner waitress at gunpoint and raped her behind a storage shed in a seedy Inland Empire town.