domestic abuse

The “Perfect Victim” Mentality Has Shut Down Coverage Of Lindsay Lohan’s Assault

The formerly beloved and now largely forsaken Lindsay Lohan was assaulted on camera by her then-fiancé, Egor Tarabasoc, and yet the same media that loves to lambast her has remained alarmingly silent about the incident. More »


The Florida Judge Who Jailed A Domestic Abuse Victim Got A Slight Punishment

The judge sent her to jail for missing her trial date and berated her in court (making her the worst judge ever in my book). More »


Amber Heard’s Lawyers Say She Is A Victim, Comedian Doug Stanhope Says She’s A Liar

What a mess this is. In a world of he-said-she-said, everybody feels entitled to their own opinion, but watching what should be a private discussion play out messily in public is sad more than anything else. In the latest installment of Johnny Depp’s drama,  Amber Heard’s lawyers have recently issued a statement concerning her accusations ofMore »


Why Vanessa Paradis & Lily-Rose Depp’s Support For Johnny Depp Is A Huge Problem

When I say “this public support is a problem,” I don’t mean that it’s inherently problematic that Depp’s loved ones have his back. What’s a problem is the part where their “support” implies that Heard is lying — and the real problem is when people start to believe that. More »


Amber Heard Files Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp Amid Accusations Of Domestic Abuse

Whew, well this sucks ass. Looks like Johnny Depp was being violent with Amber Heard. I’m glad she’s getting out and protecting herself. Hopefully we can wrap her in a bit Internet hug of support, if we feel inclined to say anything at all. More »


Chris Christie Just Vetoed A Bill To Prevent Domestic Abusers From Having Guns

Christie was probably tired of us feeling sorry for him, so he went out of his way to remind us what a dick he is. More »


How Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws Are Ignoring The Real Threat To Women: Cisgender Men

The idea that we “need to keep transgender people out of women’s bathrooms to protect women and young girls.” is a rallying cry that not only creates a threat where none exists, but distracts from an overwhelmingly pervasive and deadly one: violence against women by cisgender men. More »


Mississippi Says Domestic Abuse Is Not Grounds For Divorce, So Fuck That Mess

There are two types of divorce in the United States — no fault divorce and fault divorce – and each comes with its own list of grounds, i.e. the official reasons under which a divorce will be granted, and they vary from state to state. For example, in Mississippi, grounds for a fault divorce, or a divorce where… More »


Chris Brown Possibly Banned From New Zealand, Politician Tells Him To ‘Bugger Off’

Notorious woman beater and singer, Chris Brown, recently announced his upcoming December tour taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, but many people including politician and parliament member Judith Collins do not want him near their country.

Ms. Collins is most likely not going to grant his visa and was reported as saying: “We’ve… More »


On Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, Police Brutality & The Choices Faced By Black Women

Late last week, the charges against football player Ray Rice were all dropped by a judge after the former Ravens running back completed the court ordered terms of his pretrial intervention: the completion of anger management counseling and the payment of fines totaling $125. Admission into this “pretrial intervention” program is usually uncommon for violent… More »


The Soapbox: Floyd Mayweather’s Victory Championed Domestic Abuse (And The Media Is Partially To Blame)

As Floyd Mayweather climbed the ring-side ropes to proclaim his victory in front of the cheering MGM Grand crowd of America’s most influential people, the media snapped photos that will capture the first moment of what will go down in history as the most expensive fight in history. Live television panned to a shot of… More »


Floyd Mayweather’s Son Recounts His Dad’s Abuse Against His Mom

If you needed a reason to not watch tonight’s much talked about fight between notorious woman abuser Floyed Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, then here is very shiver inducing reason, involving a note written by his son, Koraun Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather’s battery of women is well-documented with much evidence. Josie Harris was beaten by… More »


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… More »


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 he… More »


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” memo. More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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 was originally suspended by the NFL for only two games; his team, the Baltimore Raven,… More »


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 players in… More »


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, Hobby Lobby and Planned… More »


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