Posts tagged "abuse"

Girl Talk: How To Avoid Dating An Abusive Freak

The first thing anyone asks a battered woman is: “Why did you put up with that?” Domestic violence is the only crime I can think of—well, besides rape—where the victim is treated as complicit in her own abuse. This is why I rarely talk about my two-year relationship with a batterer. I wasn’t a housewife…

By: Judy McGuire / October 25, 2010

“Abusers” Reality Show Brings Real-Life Domestic Violence Abusers Into Your Living Room

People on reality shows of yore have eaten bugs, had catfights over men, and stabbed each other in the back for a chance to work for The Donald. And now, they beat their girlfriends. "Abusers" is will be an intervention-style reality show that depicts real-life cases of domestic violence and offers counseling and support for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2010

Jesse James’ Dad Says There Was No Abuse

When Jesse James sat down for his "Nightline" interview, he had an interesting explanation for why he torpedoed his marriage to Sandra Bullock by cheating with multiple women—he was abused as a child. "[My dad] beat my ass pretty good a bunch of times. I was petrified of my dad ... I was a terrorized…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 27, 2010

“What Would You Do?” Sees How Strangers React To An Abusive Relationship

Warning: this clip from a new ABC TV show called "What Would You Do?" is hard to watch, even though I know the "abusive boyfriend" and the "abused girlfriend" are only actors. On four different occasions, "What Would You Do?" filmed diners at a restaurant watching two "couples" — one white, one black — sit…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2010

Study Says Some Abused Women See Partners As “Affectionate” And “Dependable”

A study of data from U.S. National Institute on Mental Health published in the journal Violence Against Women has found that many women who endure physical, sexual and psychological abuse from their male partners see them as "dependable" and even "affectionate." Researchers from Adelphi University in New York and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto examined…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

Football Losses Linked To Uptick In Domestic Violence

We know that dudes, and many ladies, take their football really seriously. And, of course, losing sucks. But did you know it could also be dangerous? A new study shows that episodes of domestic violence are linked to local NFL losses. Yikes. Researchers looked at domestic violence reports from 1995 to 2006 and found that…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 24, 2009

Rihanna Talks To Glamour About Chris Brown Assault

Rihanna is finally opening up about the physical abuse she suffered by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in an interview with Glamour magazine. They interviewed Rihanna for their annual Women Of The Year issue, ostensibly to speak up for domestic violence survivors, which is a brave move for her to make. But honestly? Rihanna's statement is of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Tyra Does A Show On Women Who Hit Their Boyfriends

Yesterday, Tyra Banks did a show on "battered men syndrome," about when women hit their boyfriends. OK, Tyra, listen up: While physical abuse is just as wrong when it happens to men, the fact is woman-on-man violence is not representative of the actual face of domestic violence. According to the American Bar Association, 1.3 millio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2009

Would You Dump A Guy If You Found Out He Hit His Ex?

There are dealbreakers and then there are dealbreakers—and a past history of domestic violence is a dealbreaker on a lot of people's list. Salon.com's advice columnist, Cary Tennis, fielded a question from a former abuser who's nervous about telling his new girlfriend he physically abused his ex-wife half a dozen times during their marriage. After…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009

Pill Popping To Get Pretty

Everyone knows that prescription pills are available to anyone looking for them, if you know how to search online. Not that it's a legal means—but abusing prescription painkillers isn't all that lawful to begin with. A year or two ago, we all heard about people buying the no-joke acne medicine, Accutane, online—without a prescription or…

By: Nina Carbone / September 1, 2009

Chris Brown Sentenced For Rihanna Assault & New Details Emerge About Violence

Sigh. The Feb. 8th incident when Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna was not the first violent argument between the couple. Before his sentencing yesterday, Brown's probation officer filed a report revealing the couple was involved in two other incidents "related to domestic violence"—and come to find out, Rihanna has slapped Brown in the past. Obviously that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Schwarzenegger Cuts All Of CA’s Funding For Domestic Violence Programs

California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, cut all of the funding—$16.3 million in total—for domestic violence programs from the 2009-10 state budget. State Assembly members say many shelters rely on that funding for a substantial part of their support. [The San Bernadino Sun] — We understand CA's in a budget crisis, but why are the neediest people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2009

Q&A: Confessions Of A Pill Head

I vividly remember walking into the interview. I was a junior in college and had scored a meeting with Joshua Lyon, an editor at Jane Magazine, the publication I'd been dreaming of working for since the first issue had appeared on newsstands and I skipped school to read it cover-to-cover. The interview went well, and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 9, 2009

The #1 Reason Guys Beat Up Their Girlfriends

Rihanna may think that she's back to making sweet music together with her battering boyfriend, but she is sadly mistaken if she thinks he will never hit her again. Men who batter rarely do it once, even if they are rich and famous. So if you're in a relationship with a guy who has pushed,…

By: YourTango.com / March 17, 2009

Was Rihanna’s Glittery Eyepatch Covering Up An Injury?

More rumors surround the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident! According to The Sun, the LAPD is looking into whether there had been a history of violence between Brown and Rihanna, and one of the incidents they're checking out is when RiRi suddenly started sporting an eyepatch, saying she had scratched her cornea. The singer wore a silver…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 13, 2009

Supergirl Gets Divorce

Kids grow up so fast these days. By 3rd grade, I had definitely played pretend bride, but a girl in Yemen was forced to do it for reals. At the bold age of eight, her parents married her off to a man over four times her age. It’s all fun and games until someone get…

By: Simcha / April 28, 2008

Second Chance For “Accidental” Face Mangler

Oof, Dear Sugar got a little deep this week. Anonymous posted a "Group Therapy" topic called "My Boyfriend Accidently Hit Me", asking for advice as to whether she should give him a second chance. To recap the incident: Boyfriend got drunk, passed out in bed. Girlfriend stayed up chatting with brother. Girlfriend tried to go…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2008
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