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Study: 50 Shades Of Grey “Perpetuates” Abusive Relationships

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50 Shades Of Grey is still a thing people are talking about, I guess?  But the latest news isn’t casting rumors for the big screen adaption of E.L. James’ kinky sex trilogy — it’s a pearl-clutching new study that warns 50 Shades “perpetuates” abusive relationships.

The Journal of Women’s Health published a study earlier this week entitled “Double Crap! Abuse And Harmed Identity In 50 Shades Of Grey” by professor Amy Bonomi of Michigan State University and two other professors. The study, which focused on the first eight chapters of the first book in the series, found, according to Bonomi, that “50 Shades Of Grey perpetuates dangerous abuse patterns.” Keep reading »

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Is Behaving Like A Textbook Abuser

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Charles Saatchi releases douchey statement about Nigella divorce. Read More »
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Just over a month ago, Nigella Lawson’s husband announced the couple would divorce and released a douchey statement condemning his soon-to-be ex-wife. See, Charles Saatchi was upset that after he was photographed choking his wife inside a London restaurant, she did not publicly to defend him. He claimed to “abhor” violence against women and explained he was only grasping Lawson’s neck, while she was crying, to get her attention.

Their divorce was finalized last month. Lawson has not made a public statement regarding the abuse or the divorce and apparently has not been in contact with Saatchi either.  Now Saatchi is reportedly begging the celebrity chef to take him back and threatening to hurt himself if she won’t acknowledge him. You know, basic textbook abuser stuff.

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Florida Man Murders Wife, Posts Photo Of Her Dead Body On Facebook

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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
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One in three women will be abused by partners in their lifetimes. Read More »
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What the fucking fuck?! All domestic violence is horrible. This domestic violence incident has an extra layer of horribleness: Derek Medina of Miami, Florida, fatally shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, 26, and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook.  Especially terrifying is that all this happened while Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter was in the house. Keep reading »

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Says “Lovelace” Is Not So Realistic

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“In real life, [Linda Lovelance's experience in porn] was much more violent. I don’t think people could have watched. For instance, there’s a gang-rape scene, in which [Lovelace’s husband] Chuck Traynor takes her into a room and she’s gang-raped. It’s portrayed as if this happened to her later. That was the first thing that happened to her. They really didn’t have a relationship. She always called him Mr. Traynor. She was terrified of him. I’m not sure anybody would have been able to sit in a theater and watch what really happened. I think [the filmmakers] did the best they could.”

– Hollywood didn’t get Linda Lovelace’s personal story quite right. That’s according to iconic feminist activist Gloria Steinem, who attended a screening of “Lovelace,” a new film about the infamous “Deep Throat” adult film actress. Lovelace later renounced pornography and came public about the abuse she suffered in the industry (notably at the hands of her husband, who effectively acted as a pimp). “Lovelace,” which stars Amanda Seyfried, apparently makes the sexual violence and physical abuse in her story less heinous and popcorn-friendly for movie-going audiences.  Steinem penned an article for Ms. magazine called “The Real Linda Lovelace,” so she should know. While I haven’t seen “Lovelace” yet, I can recommend the 2005 documentary “Inside Deep Throat” as a realistic portrayal of what occurred. [NYMag.com]

How To Help Marissa Alexander, Jailed In Florida For Firing A Warning Shot At Her Abusive Husband

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Marissa Alexander of FL sentenced 20 years for firing warning shot. Read More »
  • We haven’t forgotten about Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three who fired a warning shot at a wall — not a person — to scare off her abusive husband. Her husband had a restraining order against her, yet she was sentenced in May to 20 years in prison. Did I mention she is from Florida? You know, the state that just let a man who killed an unarmed black teenage boy walk free? Courtesy of Feministing, here are eight things you can do right now to help Marissa Alexander fight this bullshit. [Feministing]
  • Women of color and feminism: a history lesson and a way forward. [RH Reality Check]
  • Female legislators from the Texas House and Senate tell tales of their male colleagues hitting on staffers, openly ogling, and watching porn on iPads and state-owned computers. [Texas Observer] Keep reading »

Emma Roberts Arrested For Domestic Violence Against Boyfriend Evan Peters

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  • Emma Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against her boyfriend Evan Peters, one of the stars of “American Horror Story,” on July 7 in Montreal. According to TMZ, a third party called police to report a fight in the couple’s hotel room and cops arrived to find Peters with a bloody nose and a bite mark. Roberts was arrested but released hours later because Peters opted not to press charges. Wow, Emma Roberts is just about the last young celeb that I would have expected to be physically abusive. [TMZ, TMZ, US Weekly]
  • Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and “The Voice” is engaged to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Mazel tov! [Eonline]
  • Producers and cast members of “Glee” reportedly held an intervention of sorts with Cory Monteith back in March after it became clear to them that the longtime addict had relapsed. The actor, who died on Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room from a heroin and alcohol overdose, voluntarily checked himself into rehab in April. [TMZ]
  • Reese Witherspoon will star in the lead role in “Wild,” based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed. “About A Boy” screenwriter Nick Hornby is writing the script. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Helping Abused Woman

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... but only she is wearing an abaya and accompanied by a man. Read More »
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A Saudi Arabian judge will hear an appeal on Friday from two women’s rights activists who were sentenced to 10 months in prison apiece for trying to help a woman they thought was being abused — or as the woman’s husband saw it, encouraging her to defy her his authority. Keep reading »

Nigella Lawson And Charles Saatchi Getting Divorced; He Issues Douchey Statement About It

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Nigella Lawson photographed being choked by her husband. Read More »
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Charles Saatchi was seen choking Nigella Lawson for 27 minutes. Read More »
CNN Suggests Nigella "Weak"
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CNN says Nigella Lawson looks "weak" regarding the abuse scandal. Read More »
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Last month, the world was shocked when pictures surfaced of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being choked by her art collector husband Charles Saatchi in a London restaurant. Over the course of nearly a half hour, Saatchi was photographed squeezing his hands around her throat four times; she was snapped leaving the restaurant crying.  A week later, Saatchi released a public statement calling it a “playful tiff” and claiming, “I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize my point.” Lawson left the couple’s home three weeks ago and has stayed silent in the press.

This weekend, Saatchi announced he is divorcing his wife because — get this — he is “disappointed” she did not stand up for him. Keep reading »

Nigella Lawson Choking Incident Was 27 Minutes Long

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Nigella Lawson photographed being choked by her husband. Read More »
Sexual Joke About Lawson
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British politician tweets sexual joke about Nigella Lawson's abuse. Read More »
CNN Suggests Nigella "Weak"
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CNN says Nigella Lawson looks "weak" regarding the abuse scandal. Read More »

Frisky By The Numbers: Scary Number Of Teens In Jordan Support “Honor Killings”

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Here’s a horrifying statistic that should make us all stop and think: a study of teenagers in Amman, Jordan found that half of the boys and one-fifth of the girls believe that “honor killings” are OK. A so-called “honor killing” is when a family member murders a woman or girl who has brought shame upon the family; infractions can be as wide-ranging as talking to a man who is not family, having premarital sex, or being the victim of a rape. The study of 850 teens  found that not only are patriarchal attitudes still popular but violence against women expressly condoned. This is unnerving stuff. [CNN]

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