Posts tagged "assault"

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 Johnson recounted for CBS Chicago a nightmare pick-up situation from hell that he and his girlfriend witnessed as a friend of theirs was approached by…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

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 — 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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 31, 2014

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 denied the accusations, claiming that what he did was in fact not abuse but consensual BDSM, and that a jilted former partner had been conspiring…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

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 the topic just as soon as stories about the violent manifestations of pervasive male entitlement stop filling the news cycle. You can hold me to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2014

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 get away with what they’re doing. Obviously, abuse is a horrible thing, and it is never anyone’s fault but the abuser. That said, society a…

By: Claire Hannum / October 11, 2014

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.

I really do mean manufacturing. These are really simple and effective safety tips that are not aimed specifically at women or the issue of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 10, 2014

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 domestic violence. It’s never OK to hit your partner even if he did cheat or lie or invite the “ugly” girl over to his apartment…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 7, 2013

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 between attacks, though, he executed a number of difficult gymnastics moves. The man has now been identified as 24-year-old Yeiner Perez, who is also know…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2013

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 Shop” is a great song, but hearing anything over and over again is going to be annoying.

Poor Lars is hardly the only…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 15, 2013

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 person in the throes of a psychotic break — either due to mental illness or substance use. You learn to assess these situations as best…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 11, 2013

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 dreadlocks. (Please insert terrible, “talk about organic” joke here.) I guess sometimes you work with what you have — and in the case of 32-year-old…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 9, 2013

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 divorce him.

Nurbanu, 36, discovered her husband with another woman and divorced him — only to find herself doused in acid by him…

By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

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 Paro of West Springfield, MA, turned himself into authorities after beating his girlfriend with his pet python. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY. That is like a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2012

Woman Suing Her Personal Trainer For Ejaculating On Her Feet

I’ll bet you’ve never heard of a happy ending like this before. A Kansas woman is suing her personal trainer for allegedly ejaculating on her feet after a training session at the gym. Groaaaaannnn.

After completing her workout at her Gold’s Gym in Merriam, Kansas, Ashley Clevenger claims her trainer Darrell Davis took…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 14, 2012

A Saucy Squabble Over “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Leads To Boyfriend Being Charged With Assault

Apparently, reading 50 Shades of Grey warrants being squirted in the face with 50 Shades of Brown.

Raymond Hodgson, 31, was recently charged with common assault after finding his partner, Emma McCormick, reading the BDSM erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, before slapping her in the face and  squirting a mysterious brown sauce o…

By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2012

Son Attacks Mother With A Pop Tart

While you were eating your breakfast this weekend, a Pennsylvania woman was being assaulted by hers. The 51-year-old was rushed to the emergency room after her 11-year-old son attacked her with a toaster pastry. Because that’s what you do when you get into a verbal altercation with your mother, you strike her in the face…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 5, 2012

Girl Talk: I Chased Down My Pickpocketer And Won

As a mid-20s Manhattanite who leads a hectic life reliant on long hours, late evenings, and public transportation, I’ve often considered what would happen if I ever found myself in a threatening situation. Standing more than six feet tall in my favorite wedges, with fiery red hair and freckly arms, I’ve thought of myself le…

By: NouveauYorker / September 8, 2011

Matthew Fox Arrested For Punching Woman

Jack Shepherd may drink heavily. He may have resolved not to press the button, and made a slew of other assorted decisions that led to a castaway’s demise. But the #1 thing that Jack would never do? Punch a woman. Unfortunately, it appears that Matthew Fox, who played the iconic character on “Lost,” might not…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

Woman Attacks Cops With Breast Milk

Stephanie Robinette, a teacher in Delaware, has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. But it’s the weapon she used that is highly unusual. On Saturday night, Robinette attended a wedding where she had too much to drink. After hitting her husband several times, she darted for their car and locked herself inside.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 28, 2011

Alleged Details On Lara Logan’s Assault In Egypt Emerge

“60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan has still not spoken publicly about being attacked on February 11 in Egypt’s Tahrir Square while she reported on civil unrest there, but alleged details have emerged in an Australian newspaper about the physical and sexual assault Logan endured. It has really, really annoyed me reading internet commenters who have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2011
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