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Alamo Drafthouse’s Long History of Minimizing Sexual Assault and Harassment

Every time Jill Lewis goes back to the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater where she worked for a decade, she sees the face of a man she learned to fear because of his sexually aggressive behavior. It’s right there on the wall: one of the faces on a mural, painted to celebrate their favorite customers, in […]

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Larry Nassar Falls To Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Army Of Women

The once world-renowned Olympic doctor, Lawrence G. Nassar, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for decades-long sexual abuse of more than 160 women, many of them children. Larry Nassar was repeatedly hired, put in a position of power, and continuously committed sex crimes against women as …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Why Team America Matt Damon is the Best Matt Damon

When Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police came out in 2004, critics didn’t quite know what to make of it. With its bashing of liberalism, celebrities, and puppet sex, some believed it was an act of juvenile rebellion with little more to say than “fuck the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Dear Kellyanne Conway, You are Going Straight to Hell

Dear Kellyanne,  It came to my attention today that you are now vigorously defending president Trump’s decision to endorse accused pedophile and sexual deviant Roy Moore for the Senate in Alabama. When Chris Cuomo stated that “it seems like you have no standards of morality, that it’s all …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Roy Moore Campaign Trots Out Latest Defense: “Many Women Who Weren’t Molested”

I genuinely believed this could never happen in a supposedly civilized country like America. If electing a sexual predator to the presidency wasn’t bad enough, Republicans in Alabama are now working diligently to put an accused pedophile into the Senate, and trotting arguments out like …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How to Cope With the Current News Cycle as a Sexual Abuse Survivor

The current wave of sexual abuse news is causing thoughtful people everywhere to feel disgust, sadness and rage on behalf of those victimized. But for some of us who have endured such violence, the relentless coverage and subsequent backlash are taking us to an even more disturbing place. Here, we take a look at how…Read […]

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We Need to Talk About the MTA’s Sexual Assault Problem

My first encounter with sexual assault coincided with another traumatic event. I was 12 years old when the Twin Towers fell, and two days later, I returned to Hunter College High School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The dust hadn’t settled, and the city scrambled to find some semblance of normalcy. Later, New…Read […]

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How to Know When a Massage Turns Inappropriate 

You have to let your guard down to get a massage. You’re relaxed and often at least partially naked. So you need to be able to trust that your massage therapist won’t make you uncomfortable—or (much) worse, sexually assault you. But it happens, as 180 Massage Envy clients told Buzzfeed recently. So let’s talk about…Read […]

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Trump’s Denial of “P*ssy Grab” Audio Reveals a New, More Terrifying Side of His Presidency

The New York Times piece published on Saturday looking into Donald Trump’s repulsive decision to endorse alleged pedophile and sexual predator Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate revealed another truly terrifying insight into the mind of the president.  According to the Times, Trump now …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How to Know Workplace Sexual Harassment When You See It

Since the New York Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s many, many years of predatory sexual behavior, the floodgates have opened. Men in fields from entertainment to journalism to politics have been accused of sexual harassment and assault, taking down the unlikeable and repugnant (Weinstein) to the honored…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Republicans Release #DemMeToo in Support Victims of Sexual Harassment by Democratic Leaders

(WARNING: SATIRE! Eh, maybe…) In the first year of the Trump Presidency there hasn’t been much in the way of compromise or even to be thankful about. But Republicans are trying to remain positive that bipartisanship is possible. And the issue of Democratic sexual harassment is something they feel …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Al Franken Must Now Resign in the Wake of Second Groping Allegation

I hate writing this, but Minnesota Senator Al Franken has no other choice but to resign in the wake of a second allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior towards a woman. Reported the Huff Post:  Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN in a report published on Monday that Franken “inappropriately touched …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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No Donald, Al Franken’s Sex Crimes Don’t Get You Off the Hook

Donald Trump is the master of distraction, a bonafide expert in creating so much chaos around him that no one can remember the last appalling thing he did forcing us to move on to whatever he did today.  As ‘liberal’ Hollywood reels from the Harvey Weinstein scandal and prominent Democrats …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Liberals Defending Bill Clinton Need to Ask Themselves Some Very Hard Questions

Earlier this week, I published a piece for Banter Members arguing that Bill Clinton was likely a rapist and that now was the time for the left to denounce him. I’ve received a lot of flak for the piece on two fronts, firstly that I attacked a Clinton, and secondly that I published it in […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Al Franken’s Apology and the Left’s Ownership of Sexual Crimes

(Image via Getty Images) The Banter Long Read: KABC commentator Leeann Tweeden accused Senator Al Franken of groping her in a photograph during a 2006 USO tour. The photograph depicts her asleep in a cargo plane while Franken, smiling to the camera, is seen with his hands on her …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Battle of the Sexes Heats Up In Wake of Sexual Assault Allegation Tsunami

In the wake of accusations of sexual assault brought forth against Minn. Democratic Senator Al Franken, allegations of sexual misconduct by Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore, and sexual harassment and assault accusations against celebrities Louis C.K. and Harvey Weinstein, US women have …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash

The one thing I keep coming back to when thinking about Louis C.K. now isn’t the bizarre and abusive sexual habits revealed, in detail, last week by the New York Times—repeated forms of sexual misconduct that confirm the long-standing rumors about him and validate platforms such as Gawker, who first reported on this…Read more… Continue […]

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The Gaslamp Killer sues for defamation in aftermath of sexual assault allegations

In the aftermath of the published reports of sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein — now known as the “Weinstein effect” — accusations arose that William Bensussen, best known as The Gaslamp Killer, had drugged and raped two women in 2013.Chelsea Tadros shared a statement via Twitter that detailed her experience of meeting Bensussen at a rooftop […]

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Question of the Day: How Long Before the Right Weaponizes Accusations of Sexual Assault?

While I’ve been wondering how long it would be before the Old Boys Club in Hollywood found some desperate starlet to lie about being sexually assaulted in order to strangle the infant “Believe Women” movement in its crib, Brain Beutler at Crooked has turned his attention to a more likely abuse: …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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