domestic abuse

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…

Liz Magee |

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

Kylie Cheung |

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

Karen Fratti |

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.

Kylie Cheung |

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

Nico Lang |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Katrin Higher |

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…

Tiffanie Drayton |

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…

Tiffanie Drayton |

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…

Katrin Higher |

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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,…

Christine Sirois |

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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…

Claire Hannum |
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