This Is How A Small Town In Arkansas Failed A Domestic Violence Victim

  • My friend Melissa Jeltsen has a piece on The Huffington Post about how the local criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Laura Aceves, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend. When she was killed, her ex had been out on bail for two prior attacks on Aceves, including aggravated assault; he had also repeatedly violated the no-contact order. The local sheriff is utterly unconcerned with the problem of domestic violence, telling Huffington Post that there should be more focus on “what’s wrong with the women.” Yes, really. [Huffington Post]
  • Ultra Violet (née Isabelle Collin Dufresne), an artist and actress who was a compatriot of the late Andy Warhol, died at 78.  She has one of the most interesting obits that I’ve ever read! [New York Times]
  • Women writers and producers have released a list of plays written by ladies, in hopes that they will encourage more artistic directors to pay attention to theater’s neglected gender. [New York Times]
  • On why we need “affirmative consent” laws to curb sexual assault. [Slate]
  • Meet a woman who established a dance school for Orthodox Jewish girls. [The Daily Myth]
  • This is an OB/GYN’s open letter to George Will about his column suggesting that being a survivor of sexual assault comes with certain privileges. [Talking Points Memo]
  • This Father’s Day, I hope we did not forget all the single mothers who have to be both parents to their kids. [Bitch Magazine]
  • A Trans Pride L.A. event had to be disbanded after the Los Angeles Police Department received two bomb threats. [Queerty]

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