Posts tagged "domestic abuse"

90 Percent of Afghan Women Are Victims of Abuse

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Pop in your mouth guard before you read this post, if you’re a tooth grinder. The good news first: According to the Washington Post, more women’s shelters have been opening in Afghanistan since 2001, when the Taliban was officially overthrown. A ministry of women’s affairs is now supposedly overseeing women’s constitutionally…

Jessica Goldberg / October 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Woman Calls Cops Over Domestic Abuse, Gets Evicted

Chicago resident Kathy Cleaves-Milan is suing her former landlords, Elm Creek Apartments, for evicting her due to “criminal activity” after she reported to police her ex-boyfriend had shown up at her apartment brandishing a gun. The company said it was concerned about potential gun violence, but it was afraid Cleaves-Milan could not have paid her…

Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009

Woman Finds Love Again After Being Burned Alive By An Abusive Ex

Why does it seem like some of the most unbelievable love stories are born out of tragedy? Did you see that documentary “Crazy Love” about the man who poured acid on his girlfriend’s face and then married her years later when he got out of prison? OMFG. Well, this story is just as insanely epic…

Ami Angelowicz / September 24, 2009

Abusive Boyfriend Dies Trying To Kill Girlfriend

In London’s West End, a 30-year-old man threw his girlfriend through the window of a Banana Republic store. Instead of killing her, a shard of glass snapped out and stabbed him, killing him. His girlfriend sustained cuts and is expected to make a full recovery. Karma’s a bitch, isn’t it? [Daily Mail]…

Simcha / August 13, 2009

Foreign Battered Women May Be Granted Asylum In The U.S.

Foreign victims of domestic violence may finally be able to escape their abuse; the Obama administration has instated a new policy that may grant some of these victims asylum in the United States. The policy would reverse a Bush administration stance that did not allow foreign abuse victims entry into the U.S.

Carrie Wasterlain / July 16, 2009

Does Chris Brown’s Punishment Fit The Crime?

On Monday, before his preliminary hearing even started, Chris Brown plead guilty to one count of felony assault. He won’t be sentenced until August 5, but according to the plea deal it looks like he’s going to be on probation for 5 years and will have to do 6 months of community service. Meaning, he’ll…

Nikki Dowling / June 23, 2009

Rihanna And Chris Brown Take It To The Court Room

The preliminary hearing for the Chris Brown and Rihanna drama will take place today in a Los Angeles courtroom, to determine whether there’s enough evidence for the case to go to trial. Contrary to what all you “Law & Order” fans think, there are not usually any big, jaw-dropping surprises in court. Everyone involved usually…

Nikki Dowling / June 22, 2009

Turkey Is Berated For Ignoring Domestic Violence

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Rights has ruled against a state for overlooking a domestic violence case, reported The Wall Street Journal. The court said that Turkey failed to sufficiently prosecute a man who abused his wife, and murdered his mother-in-law. Nahide Opuz, the murdered woman’s daughter, has tried…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 10, 2009

Quickies!: Brooke Shields Shows Her Cougar Side In Sexy Photos

Brooke Shields dominates wayyy younger male model Chris Fawcett in a sexy shoot for Australia’s Kurv. The mag describes the pics as portraying an older woman “finding love” with a younger man. [Pop Eater] — Thumbs up for Brooke, although it seems to be sex, not love, that these two hotties are “finding.”
Woody…

The Frisky / May 18, 2009

Recessionista Report: Destination Weddings, Health Costs, And Domestic Abuse

Destination Weddings: A growing number of couples are choosing to say “I do” under the Caribbean sun, rather than having a traditional wedding in their hometown, even though we’re in a recession. A survey by Destination Weddings predicts the destination wedding industry will grow to $16 billion this year, compared with $13 billion last year…

Annika Harris / May 12, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Where The Recession Is A Real Slap in The Face

Have you ever spent so much money you wanted slap yourself? Well, now you don’t have to! Thanks to a Saudi Arabian court, if a wife spends too much of her man’s dough, he can put her in her place for her. What a savings!

Many of the local men, and now the…

Simcha / May 11, 2009

Keira Knightley Gets Domestically Abused

The British anti-violence charity Women’s Aid just released this PSA starring Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement” and “Pride and Prejudice”). “I wanted to take place in this advert for Women’s Aid because while domestic violence exists in ever section of society, we rarely hear about it,” Knightley said. “We may…

Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2009

Is Rihanna The Next Nicole Brown?

Linda Fairstein, a former chief prosecutor for the New York County D.A.’s Special Victims Unit, says Rihanna will end up like Nicole Brown if she reconciles with Chris Brown. Both Rihanna and Nicole were or are in the age group of women, 16 to 24, who face the highest rates of intimate partner violence whe…

Annika Harris / March 9, 2009

Rihanna’s Bumps And Bruises Speak For Themselves

I don’t even know what to say about this photo, leaked by someone within the LAPD (sparking an internal investigation) and obtained by TMZ. Sickening.

After thinking about it, and seeing the first comment in the post, I decided to put the full image after the jump. My rationale is that this photo…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 20, 2009

Timeline: Chris Brown And Rihanna’s Relationship

Although the pair have never admitted they were dating, it’s pretty safe to assume they’ve been a couple for the past year. Check out what preceded this past weekend’s events.

Annika Harris / February 9, 2009

Quickies!: Send A Cryptic & Snarky Message With A Custom E-Card

It’s fun! [someecards.com]
Deciphering an abusive relationship can be difficult, especially if you’re on the outside looking in, so here are a few tips on how you can help. After all, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. [Dear Sugar]
Did Angelina Jolie get a tummy tuck? [Popbytes]…

The Frisky / October 9, 2008
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