sexual assault

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, bullying, victim blaming and child pornography.   Monday, November 24th, 2014, 639 students (about 30% of the student body) at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma did what most high schoolers dream of: they walked out of class en masse at 9:20 in the morning. They were protesting […]

Ex-Ohio State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Forcing Sex on Women at Traffic Stops

Ex-Ohio State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Forcing Sex on Women at Traffic Stops

Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, stalking, and abuse by law enforcement officials. (TheAntiMedia) COLUMBUS, OH- In a rare showing, the government investigated itself and found that it had, in fact, done something wrong. Last week, former Ohio State trooper Bryan Lee, 30, plead guilty in federal court to sexually abusing multiple women during […]

Why Rape-Related PTSD is the Ultimate Legalization Argument

Why Rape-Related PTSD is the Ultimate Legalization Argument

Trigger Warning: This article discusses rape, sexual assault, abuse and institutionalized sexism. Can you imagine sitting in a court room, answering detailed questions about your sexual assault, reliving every single detail in front of a jury who has been told to treat your story with skepticism? Can you imagine a prosecutor waving his hands dramatically, […]

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Prohibitionists in Florida are getting really desperate.  The Vote No on 2 campaign clearly knows that it’s fighting an uphill battle: 88% of people in Florida reportedly support medical marijuana legalization in the state, according to a poll released last month. They’ve tried all the standard fear tactics already. “Think of the children” has clearly […]

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

What is psychedelic therapy? Psychedelic therapy is a mode of treatment that uses psychedelic drugs (such as LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca, or others) to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. Psychedelic therapy is only administered a small number of times, as opposed to traditional drug-based treatments which require patients to take medications every day, sometimes for […]

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

PTSD, Fireworks and the 4th of July

Here at Ladybud Magazine, we like to offer trigger warnings on articles that could be upsetting to those with certain conditions or certain life experiences. Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Most people think that the Fourth of July is all about fireworks, watermelon, grilling out, and celebrating freedom. One of those things, […]

College Rapists: Stop Raping

College Rapists: Stop Raping

PHOTO: Richard Potts Dear Emily Yoffe, On behalf of the numerous women who have been sexually assaulted while drunk, I beg you to reconsider your opinion that teaching girls not to drink will prevent rape. Your recent Slate article, ‘College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,’ oversimplifies the issue and does absolutely nothing to help prevent sexual assault. Your article […]

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

In 2013 America, the airport should be the last place I would expect to be sexually assaulted. But I was, and it happens every day. What’s worse is the perpetrators almost always go unchecked and unpunished. How do these violations can take place in public? Easy, these heinous acts are being performed by TSA agents, […]