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Tag Archive | "Crime"

How to Define “Classic Rape”

Friday, July 11, 2014


Last week, a UK judge proved just how real “rape culture” is: In response to a jury quickly finding a man guilty of raping a woman who was passed out on his couch, the judge offered these condolences to the criminal (i.e. not the victim): “It’s sad to see a man of generally good character [...]

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Highlights from #YesAllWomen

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The Twitterstorm known as #YesAllWomen that’s blown up over the past week — in response to both the misogyny-fueled killing spree at UCSB last Friday and the misguided hashtag “NotAllMen” that took off shortly thereafter — has shined a bright light on how much more work needs to be done dismantling idealogical sexism. Here’s a [...]

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Poll: Who Do You Believe, Woody Allen or Dylan Farrow?

Friday, February 7, 2014


photo via Flickr Poll: Who Do You Believe, Woody Allen or Dylan Farrow?

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Dream Interpretation: My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care About My Assault

Thursday, May 2, 2013


photo via Flickr Each week, Lauri¬†tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means here on EMandLO.com. Here’s this week’s: I had an odd dream. I was going to a movie with my boyfriend and they were searching people. He got searched and then walked on ahead while I took my turn. The guy searching [...]

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My Meds Are Making My Dreams Sexually Terrifying

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. This week, another reader continues the running Sapphic theme and asks Lauri: I have recently been diagnosed with depression and [...]

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Dream Interpretation: My Boyfriend and I Cut Each Other with a Knife

Thursday, January 31, 2013


photo via flickr Other people‚Äôs dreams are never interesting‚Ķexcept when they‚Äôre about sex. Each week, our dream analyst¬†Lauri Loewenberg¬†tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze?¬†Click here to submit it.¬†This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’m alone in my boyfriend’s parents’ house, all of a sudden [...]

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Top 10 Sexual Extremes in Film

Friday, October 19, 2012


This list originally ran here on the SUNDANCE CHANNEL. Some things to keep in mind about our list: To make the cut, the films actually had to have some redeeming qualities (so, sorry¬†BOXING HELENA¬†and¬†HUMAN CENTIPEDE!). We tried to pick films that represented ten different extremes — after all, variety is the spice of (sex) life! [...]

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Dear Em & Lo, Are Rape Fantasies Normal…If I’m a Rape Survivor?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Close up of the 17th century painting “The Rape of the Sabine Women” by Cortona¬† Dear Em & Lo, I’m not sure if I’m going to word this correctly, but here it goes. I’m 20 years old and am engaged to a wonderful man who has blessed me with a son. Before I met him [...]

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Top 5 Kinds of Illegitimate Rape

Monday, August 20, 2012


photo by DonkeyHotey on Flickr A big thank you to Missouri Republican Senate candidate and House Committee Member on “Science, Space and Technology,”¬†Todd Akin (pictured above), for finally saying what no one else has had courage to say publicly: that there’s¬†legitimate¬†rape (you know the type: big, scary, minority stranger breaks into your house in the [...]

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Pro-Sexual Harassment Sign? Oh, Hell No!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Change.org is like AA: it works if you work it. That was made quite clear this week when Holly Kearl of StopStreetHarassment.org posted a petition on Sunday and got results in less than 24 hours. MarketFair Mall in Princeton, NJ, was in the middle of some construction and had the bright idea to put up the above sign, which normalizes [...]

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