assault
Our teachers and female classmates were horrified that a group of strange men held up three young girls in a dead end alley. For our male classmates, however, I couldn’t have told a funnier joke.
ihtm
“You’re the 76th girl I’ve done that with,” he said. The seventieth WHAT? What a weird joke. We’re done here. Get the fuck out of my apartment, I thought.
in

Jun 12, 2013 at 2:30pm | 68 comments

assault
"Honey, I like boys," he told me. "It's a compliment, don't worry about it."
in

Mar 18, 2013 at 6:00pm | 178 comments

assault
I was hammered, and he was not. He was an employee of a major corporation paid to serve alcohol to patrons, and he gave me wine and touched me when he knew I was impaired.
in

Jan 24, 2013 at 11:00am | 195 comments

domestic violence
The great thing about being a Congressman’s son is that you can commit assault with basically no consequences, thanks to the power of your father.
assault
Never leave any stone unturned when it comes to taking down a pregnant woman.
assault
I know as the resident Issues Spice here at xoJane, you’re probably expecting me to tell you that Will Smith is clearly a horrible homophobe with no cultural awareness who should be told to go stand in the corner to feel bad.
assault
Summer, the logic goes, is over thus and therefore so is the incident of "easy access" rape in Brooklyn and perhaps Washington (or any other city featuring women).
in

Oct 6, 2011 at 9:00am | 0 comments

assault
I decided to take a cab home sometime after midnight, because it felt like the safer option for a drunk girl than staggering home in my little black dress and high heels. It wasn't.