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News

A Texas police officer/badass going by the pseudonym Hannah, 25, confronted her childhood molester and got him to confess to his crime so she could arrest him, The Daily Beast reports. READ MORE »


News

While combating terrorism might sound good, the fact that they’ve largely skirted addressing the intense issues of racist, homophobic, sexist and violently transphobic threats and abuse that occurs daily, shows that Twitter may not be as concerned with regulating violent users as they are emulating a do-gooder public image.READ MORE »


News

The word “abuse” often brings to mind the image of battered women with black eyes and bruised thighs; however, there are multiple types of abuse, some only leaving internal scars. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

When I first said “I do,” I was 2 months and 13 days away from my 19th birthday. I stood as an 18-year-old girl swallowed up by an all-consuming desire to have a real home.

I left “home” as soon as I was able to move out. (Belts, paddles, and hands across a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

In an unexpected act of vulnerability and bravery, yesterday Stelling took to Instagram with pictures of her bruised legs and a genuine post exposing the abuse endured during her last relationship. READ MORE »


Celebs

In the wake of “Straight Outta Compton”‘s box office success and renewed attention on his past abuse of many woman, Dr. Dre has finally apologized for this behavior in a statement to The New York Times:
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I always thought protecting a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body was a core tenant of feminism. But apparently, some feminists think they can dictate what choices are acceptable. READ MORE »


Entertainment

Maybe Meghan Trainor can come over in her PVC maid outfit and scrub the puke off my floors? READ MORE »


News

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Back in the ’80s, Dr. Vincent Felitti was looking for ways to help obese patients lose weight when he stumbled upon a troubling correlation: most of his patients who quit treatment and gained significant amounts of weight back after losing hundreds of pounds had experienced sexual abuse as children. When he began regularly asking patients… READ MORE »


News

President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It’s On Us campaign “to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.” While it’s incredibly… READ MORE »


News

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
Read about the women who… READ MORE »


Celebs

Meghan Trainor’s new album came out this month, which passed my notice because I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio or watch music videos unless specifically recommended to do so, and also because I hate Meghan Trainor. Watching the music video for “All About That Bass” made me feel-it-in-my-muscles angry. There’s something about… READ MORE »


News

Let me preface this by saying I have a dark sense of humor. I find horribly grim shit that would make most people cringe laughable. That said, I can’t find a damn reason why viral prankster Roman Atwood’s latest stunt is remotely funny. This dude pretends to “accidentally” toss his kid over a balcony to… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

A note: There’s a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it to paint as clear a picture I could of what it feels like to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All respect given to those who wishREAD MORE »


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This month, author Gregory Sherl’s debut novel, The Future For Curious People is being featured as an editor’s pick on Oprah.com’s book club list, a potentially career-making achievement for such a young writer (Sherl is only 29). Any other author would be ecstatic, but instead, Sherl seems to be ensconced a self-imposed exile, riding out… READ MORE »


News

Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
Nico… READ MORE »


News

I have creep ennui. Right now it’s Jian Ghomeshi. Over the last few weeks it’s been Stephen Collins, Ray Rice (and the whole NFL), and the Alt Lit crowd — Tao Lin, Janey Smith, Stephen Tully Dierks, Ed Champion. Matt Taibbi apparently harassed a staffer at First Look Media. Dr. Luke abused Ke$ha. Would-be feminist… READ MORE »


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