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Film ‘Last Tango’ faces rape controversy

Film ‘Last Tango’ faces rape controversy

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

Film buffs around the world were shocked this past weekend when news arose that the infamous rape scene from Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “Last Tango In Paris” was non-consensual. The film is about an American businessman, played by Marlon Brando, who begins an affair with a young Parisian woman, played by Maria Schneider. In an intervie...

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

Lawmakers in California voted unanimously to pass a law imposing a mandatory three-year sentence upon anyone convicted of rape using force. This bill comes in response to the controversial Stanford rape case. In March of 2016, Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault and...

Society confronts rape culture

Society confronts rape culture

May 1, 2013

Recently, the issue of rape culture has been brought to light, with the beginning of the Audrie Pott trial and the events that occurred in Steubenville. In Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year old girl was raped by two high school football players after passing out at a party last summer. By using their cell p...

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