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The WWE Has Implemented A New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Domestic Violence

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  • The WWE has implemented a strict, zero-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence. [Washington Post]
  • The fact that birth control lets women have happy, healthy, pregnancy-free sex lives is just as good an argument for its increased availability as economic arguments. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Warner Bros. wants a woman to direct the new “Wonder Woman” film. [A.V. Club] Keep reading »

Douchebag Dresses Up As Ray Rice For Halloween, Complete With Janay Rice Blow-Up Doll

I am not the slightest bit surprised that some bag of dicks decided it would be totally hilarious and clever to dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween. And not just any Ray Rice, mind you — but Ray Rice, domestic abuser, complete with a blow-up doll pinned to the ground like Rice’s then-fiance (now wife) Janay Rice. The Reddit user who posted the photo has since deleted his account, but his caption reads: “Ladies were falling for my friends Ray Rice costume.” Speaking of ladies … LADIES, take a good, long, hard look at this chump’s face, commit it to memory, and then avoid at all costs. [Reddit]

A Look At War Machine’s Suicide Note And The Mental Health Of Abusers

War Machine, or Jonathon Koppenhaver — the MMA fighter who beat his ex-girlfriend/model/porn star Christy Mack within inches of her life in August this year — tried to commit suicide by hanging in his jail cell last week. TMZ obtained a copy of the suicide note he left, and MMANews transcribed it (h/t Gawker for the links).

In the note, Koppenhaver claims that “society has killed men.” Robyn Pennacchia at Death and Taxes points out that what constitutes “men,” to Koppenhaver, is rapists: He claimed on Twitter that he raped Mack, and that “Real men rape.” The feminist bitch inside me is itching to say this, so I’ll just give it air: Men’s Rights Activists or Red Pill-ers, I would never claim that “real” men rape, or that all men are rapists, or that any sexual act with a man is by default rape, or that all men want to rape, or that all men should rape. No, that’s one of your own making that claim. If you want to hate feminists because you perceive us as stereotyping men as rapists, go ahead and hate yourselves, too. Keep reading »

Watch “Private Violence” This Monday For An Eye-Opening Look At Domestic Abuse

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Leaving Isn't Always Easy

New HBO documentary “Private Violence” follows the experiences of Deanna Walters, a mom who was beaten by her estranged husband until she was close to death, and Kit Gruelle, the survivors’ advocate who helps Walters fight for justice. Walters and Gruelle weave their way through a complicated legal system and Walters finds that the law is often stacked against abuse victims. Film director Cynthia Hill told the Huffington Post that she made the film to help people understand that leaving an abusive partner is not always a simple option.

“We don’t understand this issue as a society. We all think domestic violence is bad, but we tend to still push it behind closed doors — it makes us uncomfortable. When the lights come up and someone finishes watching this film, if they don’t ask why doesn’t she just leave,’ then I feel like I’ve done my job. That’s the first step of finding other, better questions to ask…When one person believes in you, it makes a powerful difference.”

The movie premieres on HBO Monday night at 9 p.m. Considering the disheartening public response to domestic violence struggles like the one between Ray Rice and Janay Palmer, this is the exact kind of film this country needs to see more of. [HuffPost]

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

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  • It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot]
  • In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a loophole and shift blame onto victims who self-defend. [Salon]
  • Please read this essay about the failure of Texas’s abortion laws for a couple who needed to induce early but were denied. [Medium] Keep reading »

Intel Caved To Anti-Feminist Campaign, Pulls Ads From Gaming Site Gamasutra

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  • Intel caved to #GamerGate demands to pull advertising from Gamasutra over pro-inclusion articles on the site. [The Verge]
  • Companies avoid funding anti-domestic violence programs for fear of being perceived as “anti-male.” [Huffington Post]
  • The fashion industry sees feminism as a trend. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »
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