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Opinion | El Hefe’s legal defense is disgusting

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

January 1, 2020

In what has devolved into a case of victim blaming, lawyers representing El Hefe Super Macho Taquiria in River North contend that a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted in an alley behind the bar "was more than 50% of the proximate cause of the injury." The victim--identified only as Jane Doe--alleges that she might...

Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’ review

Ana Peres Bogo, Writer

September 24, 2019

The new Netflix series “Unbelievable” is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong. They tell the story of a girl named Marie who was raped in her apartment. She reported the crime to the police, but because of the way the police responded...

Gillette Combats Toxic Masculinity With New Ad

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2019

Gillette’s new ad campaign is urging men to stand up against toxic masculinity. The ad depicts several anxious men looking at themselves in the mirror and listening to news about bullying, the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment while a voiceover asks: “Is this the best a man can get?” The ad goes on to challenge “...

Singer R.Kelly at a Pre-Grammy party.

Why Do Celebrities Get Away With Sexual Assault?

January 22, 2019

After Lifetime aired “Surviving R. Kelly,” a docuseries focusing on years of abuse, sexual assau...

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