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News Anchor Takes A Powerful Stand Against Domestic Violence

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After a woman in his community was murdered in a domestic violence incident, KHON News Hawaii anchor Jai Cunningham decided to take a stand. Cunningham, who admits that he himself was a victim of domestic violence, wanted to make a visceral, tangible gesture that would get people to stop and think about domestic abuse. So he shaved his head on air. And he promised that any time another woman or child is killed by domestic violence, he will shave it again. Cunningham’s gesture is aimed at reminding viewers that domestic violence happens all the time, all around us. [YouTube]

Edward Furlong Arrested For Domestic Violence At Airport

Onetime teen heartthrob and current troubled adult Edward Furlong was arrested this morning at the Los Angeles airport on felony domestic violence charges. Furlong was arguing with his girlfriend around 1am when he allegedly grabbed her arm, leaving visible marks, TMZ reports. Read more …

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Dr. Drew (Or Why Finding Fault Is Not The Answer)

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown
"I don't fault either person," says Dr. Drew about Chris and Rihanna. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »

I have something to say to my lady blogger friends who write about domestic violence. Please tread more carefully with your words, and please don’t be so sure you know what you’re talking about. Unless you a) have been in an abusive relationship or b) are a professional who is trained to treat people in abusive relationships, you could be doing more harm than good.

The most recent debate that had my hair standing on end was the conversation that erupted around Dr. Drew Pinsky’s comments on Lance Bass’ new SiriusXM radio show. Keep reading »

“Vagina Monologues”‘s Eve Ensler Introduces One Billion Rising Campaign

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"One Billion Rising" Short Film

“The Vagina Monologues” playwright and global anti-sexual violence activist Eve Ensler debuted a new campaign today called One Billion Rising. This short film — powerfully done, but with some NSFW violent imagery — shows just some of the acts of violence that women worldwide endure on a daily basis. On February 14,  activists worldwide will hold events for One Billion Rising  and remember the one in three women worldwide who will be subject to rape or abuse in her lifetime. Ensler, who is also behind the V-Day celebration every Feb. 14th, where “Monologues” is staged around the country to raise money for anti-sexual violence resources, is embarking on a worldwide trip. She’ll hit up Peru, Mexico, India, China, Philippines, Britain, France, and the Democratic Republic of Congo before coming to New York City for V-Day.  You can learn more about the campaign  and find events in your country here. Rise up! [One Billion Rising]

Anti-Domestic Violence Groups Protest Vogue Homme’s Choking Cover

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown
"I don't fault either person," says Dr. Drew about Chris and Rihanna. Read More »
"This Man Beats Women"
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Sticker appears on Chris Brown CDs in a record store. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Groups that work to eradicate domestic violence and help survivors are protesting magazine behemoth Conde Nast over the lastest cover of Vogue Hommes International, on which the cover model is being choked. Supermodel Stephanie Seymour is held from behind by hunky Marlon Teixeira, whose face is rapturous as one hand reaches around to choke her neck and the other reaches around to grab her breast. Keep reading »

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown/Rihanna: “I Don’t Fault Either Person”

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Dr. Drew On Chris Brown & Rihanna

Dr. Drew Pinsky hit up Lance Bass’ SiriusXM radio show and made some eyebrow-raising comments regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. He started off on a high note, discussing how difficult it is for a woman to leave her abuser. “On average, it takes a woman in a domestic violence situation eight attempts at leaving before she leaves,” Dr. Drew said. “They go back — they misinterpret the intensity as love. They think it’s so intense and great, ‘He loves me so much, that’s why he got so upset.’ We haven’t heard the end of this.”

Lance Bass then asked him if he thinks Rihanna has battered woman syndrome and Dr. Drew replied, “Let’s face it, she’s attracted to that …  Listen, I don’t fault either person. I don’t [say,] ‘Oh, it’s a bad person.’ These are human experiences. These are very common situations these days.” Keep reading »

“This Man Beats Women” Sticker Stuck On Chris Brown CDs

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Is that supposed to be Rihanna's bruised and cut face? Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
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Rihanna's Forgiveness
Collaborating? Rihanna takes her forgiveness of Chris Brown too far. Read More »

CDs! Hahahahaha! Remember those? But seriously: someone at HMV stores in London was not kidding around when they posted stickers reading “Warning: Do not buy this album! This man beats women!” on Chris Brown’s latest album. Rumor has it the CDs were sticker-bombed by feminist activists. Bad-ass! [Gawker]

The Gulabi Gang: Meet The Faces Of India’s Feminist Movement

Helping DV Victims
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Teen DV On The Rise
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Domestic violence by and against teenagers is on the rise. Read More »
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Sampat Pal Devi is a mother of five and former government worker who was fed up with the high numbers of domestic violence and abuse cases in her native India. So she started a girl gang. Called the Gulabi Gang, Devi and her crew help avenge women who have been victims of violence by beating known abusers with bamboo sticks — until they repent. Keep reading »

Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

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  • A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her “Your husband is doing good business. He will take care of you. Why are you still talking about his beatings?” The 28-year-old was challenging her husband in a domestic abuse case, but the judge told her that all women suffer in marriages and she should learn to deal with it. Justice Bhaktavatsala then helpfully suggested that the abusive husband take his wife and their son out to lunch. Facepalm. [Daily Mail UK]
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  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL) is fundraising off sexist insults lobbed against her, like dog collars Photoshopped onto her face. Own it, girl. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

On Abused Women
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Beauty vlogger covers up to expose domestic violence. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
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"Problem" Wive? Move To Saudi Arabia!
  • “Problem” wife not respecting your “authority” as the “head of household”? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could “become a Muslim” and “beat her.” And it gets worse if you listen to the full clip. Oh Jesus. If you need me, I’ll be under my desk drinking. [Gawker]
  • A lesbian couple is suing the state of Michigan so it can become the adoptive parents of three special needs children. [Think Progress]
  • The repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” has had no negative impact on the military, according to a new study. [Buzzfeed]
  • An anonymous woman details harassment she experiences on the LA public transit and other ladies weigh in with their own stories. [Jezebel, LAist] Keep reading »
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