victim shaming

The Case For Demanding That Breitbart Be Driven Out Of Existence (AUDIO)

The Case For Demanding That Breitbart Be Driven Out Of Existence (AUDIO)

Breitbart News is morally bankrupt. That was amply established long before we learned that Steve Bannon and his minions had no qualms about giving succor to Nazis, white nationalists and white supremacists in an effort to normalize their hateful agenda. But if there was any doubt that Breitbart has burned down its moral compass–assuming it […]

Breitbart Thought Moore Accuser Was Credible–And STILL Backed Him (TWEETS)

Breitbart Thought Moore Accuser Was Credible–And STILL Backed Him (TWEETS)

It’s been amply established that Breitbart News is one of the most morally bankrupt corners of the Internet. If there was any doubt that Steve Bannon and friends had no moral compass whatsoever, it was erased earlier this month when Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow admitted that he and his colleagues went all in for Roy […]

RWNJ Pastor: Women Can Commit Sexual Assault With Their Clothes (AUDIO)

RWNJ Pastor: Women Can Commit Sexual Assault With Their Clothes (AUDIO)

One of the most bewildering anecdotes of the 2016 campaign was how so many evangelical Christians continued to rally behind Donald Trump even after the “Access Hollywood” tapes came out. You would think that hearing Trump on tape revel in how he felt his celebrity status gave him carte blanche to degrade and assault women […]

Pat Robertson Defends Sexual Predators At Fox (VIDEO)

Pat Robertson Defends Sexual Predators At Fox (VIDEO)

The religious right likes to portray itself as the nation’s moral guardians. But earlier this week, we got perhaps the strongest evidence yet that claim is a transparent lie. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Lance Wallnau, one of the religious right’s loudest cheerleaders for Donald Trump, told his followers that the numerous allegations of sexual […]

RWNJ Pastor Makes Outrageous Claims About Liberal ‘Spirits And Curses And Demons’ (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor Makes Outrageous Claims About Liberal ‘Spirits And Curses And Demons’ (VIDEO)

It’s been amply established that diehard supporters of Donald Trump live in an alternative universe. In this world, even when there is no doubt something happened, there is still room for doubt about whether the event even occurred. Remember, according to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling, only 45 percent of Trump voters believed Donald […]

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Steps Up To Defend Eric Bolling By Victim Shaming (VIDEOS)

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Steps Up To Defend Eric Bolling By Victim Shaming (VIDEOS)

Once again, Fox News Channel finds itself trying to clean up after a sexual harassment scandal. In case you missed it, longtime commentator Eric Bolling faces accusations that he sent incredibly lewd pictures of himself to several female colleagues, and also made inappropriate comments to them. Less than 24 hours after this latest scandal broke, […]

Alabama Forced-Birthers: 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Wants To Commit ‘Murder’ (VIDEO)

Alabama Forced-Birthers: 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Wants To Commit ‘Murder’ (VIDEO)

Those who want to ban abortion claim that they want to defend the sanctity of life. But recent moves by abortion opponents prove that claim is a transparent lie. Recently, members of the supposed “mainstream” of the anti-abortion movement have suggested that allowing sexual assault victims to end their pregnancies isn’t an act of basic decency. No, […]

Cosby Juror Says Accuser Was A Liar Who Was Asking For It With ‘Bare Midriff’ (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Cosby Juror Says Accuser Was A Liar Who Was Asking For It With ‘Bare Midriff’ (VIDEO/TWEETS)

In case you missed it, Bill Cosby’s trial for sexually assaulting former Temple University assistant women’s basketball coach Andrea Constand in 2004 ended in a mistrial last weekend. After 52 hours of deliberations, jurors revealed they were unable to reach a verdict. For much of the last week, the worst spectacle in the aftermath of the […]

Trey Gowdy Accepts Honorary Degree From Victim-Blaming ‘University’ (VIDEO)

Trey Gowdy Accepts Honorary Degree From Victim-Blaming ‘University’ (VIDEO)

By now, most of you know that Donald Trump is due to give the commencement address at Liberty University next Saturday–in part to pay back his massive debt to the religious right. Even allowing for that, Trump’s move is hard to understand, given that Liberty’s law school is currently facing a RICO lawsuit for its […]

So-Called Pastor: ‘Even Stevie Wonder Can See’ Bill O’Reilly Is Being Framed By Liberals (TWEET/VIDEO)

So-Called Pastor: ‘Even Stevie Wonder Can See’ Bill O’Reilly Is Being Framed By Liberals (TWEET/VIDEO)

When Bill O’Reilly was drummed out of Fox News amid a furor over his harassment of women, a lot of people wondered, “Why did it take so long?” After all, Fox News coughed up millions of dollars in settlements to O’Reilly’s accusers–thus tacitly admitting that there was a there there. So how did O’Reilly keep […]

So-Called Pastor: Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster Was A ‘Lynching’ By ‘Children Of The Lie’ (AUDIO)

So-Called Pastor: Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster Was A ‘Lynching’ By ‘Children Of The Lie’ (AUDIO)

The long-overdue firing of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News is yet more proof that this country needs to have a very long and very painful conversation about how it responds to sexual assault and sexual harassment. As we now know, no fewer than six women came forward with claims that O’Reilly sexually harassed them. Even though […]

Baltimore Cops Ignored Cries Of Sexual Assault Victims (WITH VIDEO)

Baltimore Cops Ignored Cries Of Sexual Assault Victims (WITH VIDEO)

On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced that the Baltimore Police Department had engaged in rampant civil rights violations. Most of the attention has been focused on a pattern of egregious racial bias that dates back several years. However, Friday’s edition of the New York Times revealed that there was another equally outrageous finding in that report. […]

Hyperfundies Think A Sexual Assault Victim ‘Asked For What She Got’

Hyperfundies Think A Sexual Assault Victim ‘Asked For What She Got’

Two months ago, I was dumbfounded to discover that two girls who graduated with by girlfriend’s son are on their way to Bob Jones University in the fall. For the better part of four years, the ultrafundamentalist school in Greenville, South Carolina has been under well-deserved fire for its shameful response to sexual assault–including victim blaming […]

These Pastors Allowed A Victim-Blaming Child Predator To Speak At Their Church

These Pastors Allowed A Victim-Blaming Child Predator To Speak At Their Church

It’s no secret that some elements of the church are incredibly tone-deaf about responding to sexual assault. Earlier this week, I told you that Chuck Phelps, the man responsible for one of the most outrageous cases of victim blaming ever uncovered, was allowed to speak at the daily chapel for a Christian school. Well, I found […]

Does This Christianist Principal Condone Victim Blaming?

Does This Christianist Principal Condone Victim Blaming?

Last month, I was stunned to learn that two girls graduating with my girlfriend’s son are on their way to Bob Jones University in the fall. The principal reason for my concern? Even though an investigation revealed in scathing detail that BJU engaged in victim blaming and victim shaming of the worst type for years, the […]

Did University Know It Had A Predator On Campus? (WITH VIDEO)

Did University Know It Had A Predator On Campus? (WITH VIDEO)

Bob Jones University has been under well-deserved fire over the years for the hurtful and byzantine way it handles sexual abuse. The controversy at the hyperfundamentalist Christian school flared anew last weekend, with the arrest of a now-former student on charges of sexual assault. On Friday afternoon, police in Greenville, South Carolina arrested Micah Pretlove, a […]

Duggar Mentor Faces Lawsuit From 10 Women Scarred By His Debauchery

Duggar Mentor Faces Lawsuit From 10 Women Scarred By His Debauchery

Those of you who followed last year’s implosion of America’s most famous babymakers, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, know that they are big fans of Bible teacher Bill Gothard and his Institute in Basic Life Principles. Gothard’s archconservative views influenced the homeschooling movement for the better part of half a century. The Duggars continued to stand by Gothard […]