Tim Looney

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George Zimmerman arrested for domestic violence again — will he finally lose his guns?

Under our patchwork of gun laws, men like Zimmerman remain free to own and carry guns despite violent records<p>George Zimmerman was arrested on Friday for aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, marking the third time in as many years that he’s been arrested after an alleged domestic …

The 5 Most Important Books of 2014

<i>Books give us pleasure, of course, but they also help us frame what's happening all around us at any given moment. Instead of compiling a "best of" list, we asked Esquire writers and editors to select the five books published this year that, if you were to read them all, would give you a much</i> …

Smith denies drinking at McDonald's home after alleged sexual assault

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith denied drinking at the home of teammate Ray McDonald last week.<p>"As far as it’s concerned, I was over at …

What the New York Times misses about rape: Campus assault isn’t a distraction — it’s part of a larger conversation

The problem isn’t that we’re talking too much about college campuses. It’s that we aren’t talking enough about rape<p>Read past the atrocious headline (“Privilege, Among Rape Victims”) and this New York Times piece makes an incredibly important point: Women who are not enrolled in college are more …

Why Is Rape a Crime?

Thus the riddle of "rape by deception" prompts us to consider: <i>Why</i> is rape a crime? Or, to put it another way, what exactly are we criminalizing when …

The Most Influential Things I Read This Year

Continuing the tradition begun last year, here are my most memorable reads in 2014. Each of these changed my thinking or behavior in some manner. …

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Would You Report Your Rape? Ctd

Several more readers open up:<p>To echo the sentiments of those before me, thank you so much for continuing this discussion. It has been one year since …

Why the Term “Rape Culture” Needs to Include the African Narrative

Last month, I did a presentation to students at my former high school on Rape Culture. As I stood in front of students, I noted that the existence of …

“Princeton Mom,” Kevin Williamson and the revolting rise of the rape truthers

Rolling Stone has opened the floodgates for misogynist pundits. Here’s a sampling of their worst rape denialism<p>There’s been a shocking media feeding frenzy over the discovery that one of the young women claiming to be a rape victim in Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s recent <i>Rolling Stone</i> piece might be …

I was raped. Why I stayed silent

As The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, I live and work with the risk of sexual violence all around me. I've covered war and political turmoil in the Middle East for the past seven years, spending five of those in Cairo, where sexual harassment is an almost daily experience. When I was groped …

Stéphanie Raymond wins step in military sexual assault case

A former military corporal who said she faced reprisals after accusing a superior of sexual assault feels vindicated after the Canadian Armed Forces …

Move to End Violence: Building Inclusive Racial and Gender Justice Movements #BlackLivesMatter #FreeMarissa #WhyWeCantWait

“Listen when I talk to you!”: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in

A nightmarish train ride reminds me why too many white people don’t get how short black America’s fuse is right now<p>On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work …