Posts tagged "domestic abuse"

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic] Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post] Read about the women who have…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

The Soapbox: Blame Roger Goodell For Ray Rice’s Return To The NFL

Ray Rice is now allowed to play football in the NFL should anyone choose to have him. And if you, like me, are wondering where exactly to direct your outrage, look squarely at Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. For nearly 10 months, we’ve watched Goodell bungle Rice’s suspension and appeal. In August…
By: Christine Sirois / December 1, 2014

Janay Rice Says All There Is To Say About That Ray Rice Halloween Costume

Some asshole decided that it would be super-hilarious to be Ray Rice, Domestic Abuser for Halloween, and made a costume in which he wore Rice’s jersey and dragged around a blow-up doll. You know what stumps me about this? He got the “don’t wear blackface” memo, but not the “domestic abuse is not funny”…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

NFL Wives Were Pressured To Stay Silent About Domestic Abuse

Ex-wives of NFL players  talked to the Washington Post about the pressure they faced to stay silent about domestic abuse. [Deadspin] Female genital mutilation in the west is more common than you would ever imagine. [Daily Beast] Scratch had a roundtable on the problems faced by black authors in publishing. [Scratch]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 20, 2014

Sarah Hyland Seeks Restraining Order From Abusive Ex-Boyfriend Matt Prokop

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland, 23, received a temporary restraining order against her longtime boyfriend Matt Prokop on Friday following an increasing pattern of physical and emotional abuse. In her filing, she claims Prokop hasslammed her against the back of her car, choked her, threatened to set her house on fire, and threatened to kill…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2014

Roger Goodell On NFL’s Handling Of Ray Rice: “I Made A Mistake”

In a press conference today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not considering a resignation of the league's handling of Ray Rice's assault on his then-fiancée, which has been pretty much a hot mess from the get-go. Rice wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Head Butting His Wife

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer headbutted his wife, breaking her nose, after she turned him down for sex. He proceeded to lock himself in a bathroom and threaten to kill himself in front of his wife and son if she told the police about the assault. So that’s four NFL…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The “Ray Rice Makeup Tutorial”

Megan MacKay, can we be friends? Because your "Ray Rice makeup tutorial" (hey, watch it first before you get offended!) is the most cutting commentary of our complete cultural fucktitude over Ray Rice that I've seen. You can watch more of Megan's work on YouTube for her takes on LEGO's female scientists,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2014

Meredith Vieira Shares Her #WhyIStayed Story

Meredith Vieira released a segment from her talk show today in which she discusses #WhyIStayed and her own prior abusive relationship. She explained that in her situation, the abuse became gradually more frequent, transformed from threats into physical violence, and made her feel…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 17, 2014

Kerry Washington Wants You To Know About Financial Abuse

"It's the reason why so many people stay. That whole hashtag #WhyIStayed that happened last week, you saw how many of those responses were about feeling trapped financially ... I think people just aren't as aware of financial abuse. If a woman isn't even aware of the dynamics of financial abuse -- what it looks like, what…
By: Claire Hannum / September 16, 2014

The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed

While the direct blame for abuse rests solely on the abusers, we live in a culture that supports and perpetuates the cycle of violence. It is on all of us to listen, support and validate the voices of those who come forward. Victims shouldn’t feel censored or have their stories dismissed just because there isn’t…
By: Katie Klabusich / September 12, 2014

Chris Brown Actually Says Something Intelligent About Ray Rice, Anger & Bottling Up Your Feelings

"I think it’s all about the choices you make. With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past – not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are. So I think help i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Pressure Mounts To Fire NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Including Mentions Of A Cover Girl Boycott

Pressure is mounting every single day against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens player who assaulted his now-wife. The NFL has insisted it had never seen the brutal video in which Rice punches his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the head, knocking her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Sean Hannity’s Guest: Janay Palmer Rice “Knocked Herself Out On The Railing”

"[S]ome might even say, watching that video, Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence here. .. [S]ome might say I’m defending Ray Rice here. Maybe I am, but if you watch the video, the video actually makes him look better than he did before. She repeatedly attacked him. He’s a victim — flat-out…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

NFL Received Ray Rice Video Three Months Ago, Law Enforcement Officials Confirm

The AP has confirmed that an anonymous law enforcement official sent the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée unconcscious to the NFL three months ago. The AP also listened to a voicemail confirming that the video was received…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2014

Why I Married My Abuser

My ex-husband was the most romantic person I've ever met. He also hit me on the day we got married, while I was wearing my wedding dress. That's why when I saw the footage of ex-Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching…
By: Anonymous / September 9, 2014

“Fox & Friends” Hosts Joke About Ray Rice Beating His Fiancée, Don’t Apologize

"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade joked yesterday that the message behind the brutal video released by TMZ depicting since-terminated Ravens player Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Rice was "take the stairs." His co-host Steve Doocy quipped, "The message is, whe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2014

TMZ Releases Video Of Ray Rice Punching Then-Fiancée Janay Palmer Out Cold [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 2:45p.m.: The Baltimore Ravens terminated their contract with Ray Rice today following the release of the video by TMZ.  According to ESPN, the Ravens had no other comment. [ESPN]   TMZ released a video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer out cold during an argument in a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2014

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is a second incident, he would be banned by the league or a year before he could petition for reinstatement. The policy applies to domestic violence,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who "provoke" domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose. On the show "First Take," Smith and other panelists were discussing Ray Rice, an NFL player who physically assaulted his now-wife and has been suspended…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014
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