Tag Archives: domestic violence
- Michael Lohan was arrested in Florida early this morning on suspicion of domestic violence after a fight with his girlfriend, Kate Major. This isn’t his first abusive incident: he was arrested for DV back in March for allegedly roughing up Major as well. When cops arrived this morning, Lohan complained of chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he tried to slip out. Usually I don’t say “poor Lindsay,” but stories like this really do make me feel bad for her. [TMZ]
- Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez hung out at an animal shelter in Winnipeg this weekend to play with the puppies and she ended up adopting a husky mix named Baylor. Yay for animal rescues! [People] Keep reading »
- Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
- Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex. That’s an increase of nearly 10 percent! [UPI]
- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to mandate hospitals develop policies to promote breastfeeding among new moms, which will go into effect January 2014. [Feminist.org]
- Police in Brooklyn, New York, think they’ve caught a suspected groper and/or rapist who has been attacking women. [Gothamist] Keep reading »
In a money-saving measure, the city of Topeka, Kansas, is considering decriminalizing domestic violence so that it is not forced to prosecute the cases.
Yeah, seriously. Keep reading »
One of Topman’s Ts suggests domestic violence with the words up top, “I’m so sorry but …” and then a checklist of excuses like “you provoked me,” “I was drunk,” and “I didn’t mean it.” Ick, right? The other, which you can see after the jump, makes a crack that the “ugly women are dogs” thing with the phrase, “Nice new girlfriend: what breed is she?” Double-ick. Keep reading »
Riding on the train home from work last week, the woman sitting next to me caught my eye. It wasn’t just her bright red lipstick or her retro dress that I noticed — it was a large, ugly, blue-brown-yellow bruise on her upper arm. As covertly as I could, I looked at the bruise, then at her face. She seemed smiley and happy, an otherwise normal woman coming home from work just like me. I turned back to my magazine. But a few minutes later, something on her leg distracted me: yes, it was another ugly-looking blue-brown-yellow bruise. Now I couldn’t read. I looked at her face again and thought about how “normal” she seemed. For half a second, I considered saying something to her about her bruises, but didn’t know what to say. So I sat there next to her for the rest of the train ride, awkwardly looking at the bruises on her leg and arm with my side-eye. We got off at the same stop, but walked off in different directions. I’m still wondering what her story was. Keep reading »
“Look good in all that you do” is not a slogan you expect to see next to a woman with a nasty-looking black eye. Then again, no one denies the Fluid hair salon in Edmonton, Alberta, was not trying to shock. The ad depicts a woman with a funky hairdo and a black eye sitting on a couch, while an attractive man in a suit stands behind her holding a diamond necklace. For myself and many others, the ad suggests domestic violence — gratuitous domestic violence, actually, because it’s an ad for a freakin’ hair salon.
Insinuating domestic violence is perfectly within Fluid’s rights, of course, and as to be expected, the salon owner is getting huffy about free speech. Keep reading »
- Jay-Z wouldn’t clap for Chris Brown when he performed at last night’s VMAs, presumably because he discovered Rihanna. Now that’s a strong statement right there. Go you, Jay. [TMZ]
- Today in “no duh” news: elderly women with a more active sex life report a higher quality of life and age more gracefully. Stay tuned while scientists study whether calling your grandma makes her happy. [U.S. News & World Reports]
- What a kickass idea: a new cooking school called Culture Kitchen in California focuses on ethnic cuisine and classes are taught by immigrant women from Colombia, Mexico and Thailand. [Los Angeles Times]
While reading news reports this weekend about the hurricane that swept the East Coast, the phrase “the Hurricane Killer” caught my eye. With a moniker like that, I imagined some Jack The Ripper-esque figure killing people who were stuck in their flooded homes during or after Irene. But reading just one news story about Leonard John Egland, 37, who killed four people this weekend, I learned he wasn’t some random murderer at all but someone who knew his victims. Leonard John Egland killed his ex-wife, Carrie Egland, 36, of Chester, VA; her boyfriend, her boyfriend’s son, and his ex-mother-in-law, Barbara Ruehl, 66, of Doylestown, PA. That’s not a random act of violence; that’s domestic violence. Why, then, does news report after news report simply say “four people” were killed instead of acknowledging the specific nature of the crime? Keep reading »
Waka Flocka Flame: Do y’all actually do any of the stuff y’all talk about in your lyrics?
Tyler the Creator: Well, I don’t rape chicks … I have punched a girl in the eye … Um … What else? I say a lot of s**t and it just depends . . . Sometimes it’s just ’cause s**t is funny.
That’s hip-hop darling Tyler the Creator on how hilarious it is to hit girls. Other gems from his interview with rapper Waka Flocka Flame in this month’s Interview magazine? Tyler explains that the band name Odd Future came from a time that dragons tried to kill him: “Well, we were at a skate park on just a regular skate day, and this dragon just came out of nowhere and tried to attack me, so we killed the dragon. That’s how we got the name.” Sure! More delicious excerpts after the jump: Keep reading »