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Beauty Is Pain: Stilettos Have Historically Been Weapons

The act of wearing stiletto heels can often feel more like a battle of balance and composure than a simple fashion choice. Considering the history of stilettos, that is all too…

Bronwyn Isaac | February 29, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Christian Radio Host Arrested After Slapping A Woman’s Rear End In A Target Bathroom

Mark Howington has recently been arrested on charges of “assault, obstructing official business and carrying concealed weapons”

Robyn Pennacchia | February 18, 2016 - 9:15 am

10 Rape Prevention Tips From Some Woke As Hell Women

We all want to stop rape, but the challenge with rape prevention is that the willing participants in these efforts are not usually the ones responsible for the sexual assaults.

Lauren Vinopal | January 26, 2016 - 9:00 am

Chris Brown Being Investigated For Battery And Theft Against A Woman In Las Vegas

Surprise, surprise, Chris Brown has done it again.

According to a press release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, on Saturday morning, police responded to a report…

Katrin Higher | January 3, 2016 - 9:30 am

Rapist Forces Victim To Call Her Boyfriend, She Calls 911 Instead

The victim’s quick thinking led to her rapist’s arrest.

Robyn Pennacchia | December 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm

In Praise Of Using Camera Phones As Defensive Weapons

I’m here to praise the hell out of those everyday videographers, acting in defense of themselves or others, and to also argue in favor of more of us using our camera

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Man Flashes Switchblade On Dance Floor In Attempt To Flirt With Woman, It Goes Predictably Poorly

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard? Does it involve a switchblade? No? Then it’s definitely not the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard.

Chicago writer Mason…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Jian Ghomeshi Has Sent Me Into Creep Ennui

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 –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm

5 More Women Have Accused Jian Ghomeshi Of Assault

Five more women have come forward to accuse former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio host Jian Ghomeshi of abuse and harassment, which makes eight alleged victims in total. Ghomeshi has roundly…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Man Chokes Woman He Met Online Because She Didn’t Match Her Profile

Another post about a guy responding in an abusive manner towards a woman who didn’t adhere to his expectations? you may be thinking. I promise, we will stop posting about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Everyone Watch This Video About The Ways Society Enables Sexual Abusers

This video by psychologist Dr. Nina Burrowes explains the smoke screen that keeps society blind to what sexual abuse really looks like and makes it more likely for abusers to…

Claire Hannum | October 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Frisky Rant: It’s Not Offensive To Suggest That People Help Protect Themselves From Crime

The University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department posted an article this week about safety tips on campus and, of course, people are manufacturing reasons to get mad about it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 10, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Very Disturbing: Girl Caught On Video Beating Her Boyfriend In Public

This video of a girl berating her boyfriend — both verbally and physically — on the streets of Hong Kong reminds us that men can also be the victims of…

Ami Angelowicz | October 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Naked BART Assaulter Identified As Yeiner Perez (Yup, Video Still NSFW)

Yesterday, we shared a mind-blowing video of an incident that occurred in San Francisco’s 16th Street BART station. A naked man strode into the station and began attacking people. In…

Julie Gerstein | June 12, 2013 - 10:20 am

Macklemore Song Causes Assault & 12 Other Times Music Has Gotten Someone Arrested

Last week, Samantha Malson was arrested for pushing and chocking her boyfriend Lars Hansen after a drunk Hansen refused to stop singing the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. Sure, “Thrift…

Julie Gerstein | April 15, 2013 - 11:00 am

True Story: A Subway Car Full Of People Watched A Woman Assault A Man And Did Nothing

When you live in New York City, it’s impossible not to find yourself inadvertently in the middle of someone else’s crazy. Sometimes it’s a domestic dispute and sometimes it’s a…

Ami Angelowicz | February 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dreadlocked Caleb Grotberg Attempts To Kill Girlfriend By Strangling Her With His Dreadlocks

Paging Winona: There’s a dreadlocked lothario almost-killer roaming your fair city of Portland. It seems that this dreadlocked dude attempted to strangle his girlfriend to death using one of his…

Julie Gerstein | January 9, 2013 - 8:30 am

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to…

Daley Quinn | November 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Today In WTF: Man Beats His Girlfriend With A Python

It’s been a very WTF week. But even in the wake of what you think was the most the WTF week, even more WTF stories emerge.

Thirty-four-year-old Keith…

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2012 - 11:20 am
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