People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

By Alicia Taylor Have you seen all the advice to women to keep themselves and avoid getting raped? 1. Make sure your windows are locked so that no one can sneak in. So much for opening the windows come spring time to blow out the winter doldrums. 2. Never walk alone. Forget about that much […]

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

By Barbara Farina After the publication of yesterday’s column (which I believe is excellent), there were several responses to it received by some  of us. Luckily, I have to say that the article was generally well received.   But as always, there are people who never ceases to amaze me. In this case, it was […]

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

By Amanda Fox We had not planned for a follow-up to our recent post on the rape culture, which is inexplicably prevalent in society, nor did I plan to take on this topic again so soon. Circumstances, however, dictate that we, as Spicie, make certain points abundantly clear regarding this epidemic global crisis. That is […]

Richard Mourdock, Abortion And Rape – Oh My!

Richard Mourdock, Abortion And Rape – Oh My!

By: Amanda Fox Richard Mourdock, Indiana senatorial candidate, has created quite a storm of controversy with his statements concerning – wait for it – rape and abortion. By now, many have read or heard about his statement in which he described the children of rape as a gift from God. Context is everything when you […]

Redefining rape: A timeline

Redefining rape: A timeline

By: Carrie Eckles Rape has made headlines recently due to the inane remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin regarding rape and pregnancy. According to Akin, “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut […]

My mother deserved the option to abort me

My mother deserved the option to abort me

By: Amanda K. Fox Rape is a topic that is at the forefront of our news. It isn’t a pleasant topic nor is it one we can ignore. Like it or not, the current debate on reproductive rights has gone off on this tangent and once Pandora’s box is open, you cannot ignore what comes […]