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About Those Michael Fassbender/Domestic Assault Rumors

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Behold, Michael Fassbender's naked butt. Read More »
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Micheal Fassbender says his penis is no big deal. We beg to disagree. Read More »
Happy Birthday, Michael Fassbender: 35 Things To Love About Him

It’s no secret that we’re big fans around here of Michael Fassbender’s smoking hot body and drool-worthy mug. But it has come to our attention from commenters, both on past posts about Fassbender and on a slideshow we did yesterday in honor of his 35th birthday, that all is not roses in Fassyland. According to a March 2010 blog post on TMZ, an ex-girlfriend accused Michael Fassbender of being violent towards her and filed a petition for a restraining order against him. Keep reading »

British Actor Helpfully Explains Why “It’s Not Difficult For A Woman To Make A Man Hit Her”

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On Abused Women
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“It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. … The problem with strong, intelligent women is that they can argue well. And if there is a time where you can’t get a word in … and I … I lashed out. I couldn’t end the argument. Something must have brought it on. When frustration builds up and you can’t think of a way out… It happened and I’m very, very ashamed of it. … She certainly wasn’t a beaten wife, she was hit and that’s different.”

I don’t know who the British actor Dennis Waterman is, but his why-I-punched-my-wife logic makes him sounds like he’s the Mel Gibson of the UK. The actor was on Piers Morgan’s talk shows discussing his rough 1998 divorce from actress Rula Lenska, who claimed he had a drinking problem and that he beat her. Dennis doesn’t dispute he had a hand in the drinking, but the hitting? Well, that’s just not his fault. (Of course not.)

Dennis has been condemned by the British anti-violence group Refuge, which issued a no-duh statement “No one can make their partner hit them.”  [The F Word via Mirror UK]

Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
Why DV Victims Stay
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Abuse Registry?
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Should there be a registry for people who commit DV? Read More »
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You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new pilot program called “Clare’s Law,” spearheaded by the father of a woman murdered by her abusive partner and set to go into effect this summer, getting a cool reception?  Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Facts About Rihanna And Other Abused Women

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Chris Brown is on Rihanna's remix of her song "Birthday Cake." Read More »
Rihanna's Forgiveness
Collaborating? Rihanna takes her forgiveness of Chris Brown too far. Read More »
"American Idol" Duet?
Will Rihanna and Chris Brown perform on "American Idol"? Read More »

With Chris Brown and Rihanna releasing two remixes together and rumors of them seeing each other flying, it’s understandable to feel disappointed in Rihanna. It’s hard watching anyone step into such an obvious trap, especially when she’s been warned repeatedly of how dangerous it is. Add to that the fear that Rihanna’s choice to forgive Brown sends a signal to young fans that domestic violence is no big deal, and you have more than enough justifications to be upset with Rihanna.

But if you sincerely want to reduce the incidence of domestic violence in our society, I beg you to refrain from judging her. Strange as it may sound, judging women who return to their abusers only makes the problem worse. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Chris Brown Denies “I Promise I Won’t Beat You” Pickup Line

"I Won't Beat You"
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Please date Chris Brown. He promises he won't hit you! Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Jay-Z Hates Him
Jay-Z didn't clap for Chris Brown's performance. Read More »
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  • Chris Brown denies he tried to pick up a lady with the “joke” line “I promise I won’t beat you.” As much as I am sympathetic to celebs having crap made up about them, I genuinely, 100 percent believe that Chris Brown is so immature that he would have said really this. [PopCrush]
  • R&B crooner Robin Thicke was busted for possession of marijuana after being caught smoking a doobie in his SUV … right near The Frisky’s office. Damn, Robin, next time just come upstairs. [TMZ
  • Whitney Houston reportedly visited a doctor, or several doctors, repeatedly in the days before her death.  [PopCrush]
  • Kyle Chandler, aka Coach Taylor on “Friday Night Lights,” is joining director Kathryn Bigelow’s flick about the SEAL team that hunted down Osama bin Laden. [!!!!!!!!!!! -- Editor] [Deadline Hollywood] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Chris Brown Tried To Pickup Woman With “I Promise I Won’t Beat You”

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A timeline of Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Jay-Z Hates Him
Jay-Z didn't clap for Chris Brown's performance. Read More »
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  • What? No. Just no. A woman in the Grammy gift lounge tells Us Weekly that Chris Brown approached her and asked, “Can I get your number? I promise I won’t beat you.” Then his friends started laughing and one cried “That’s his new line!” The woman says she “wanted to throw up.” Us, too. [Us Weekly]
  • Bobby Brown won’t be attending his ex-wife’s Whitney Houston’s funeral at her family’s request. Also, Aretha Franklin, Whitney’s godmother, is set to perform at the funeral. [Fox News, Starpulse]
  • Who is Carly Rae Jepsen and what does she have to do with the Biebs? [PopCrush]
  • Classic period scenes in TV and film. [Crushable]
  • A woman with a double uterus carried “twins” — one baby in each womb. Oh, the wonders of nature. [The Stir] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Judge Orders Abusive Husband To Take Wife To Red Lobster

  • Oh, Florida. A judge in the WTF-is-going-on-here state sentenced a man accused of shoving his wife against a sofa and grabbing her neck to take her on a date to Red Lobster and a bowling alley. No jail time! Cheddar biscuits instead! The judge called this incident “very, very minor” without any serious violence. I call this a warning sign to the wife that her husband is abusive and she should hightail it out of there. I also call this another example of this country not taking violence against women seriously. Domestic violence doesn’t have to be life-threatening for it to be troubling and if this guy gets off with a slap on the wrist (if you could call it that) this time, what’s to stop him from escalating next time?  Today it’s shoving her against a couch and grabbing her neck. What about tomorrow? Hopefully when this couple visits a marriage counselor — also a part of the man’s sentencing — the therapist can persuade the wife that no amount of lobster tails in the world excuses a partner using force against their loved one. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Chris Brown & Why We Must Take Domestic Violence More Seriously

Are They Tweeting?
Did Rihanna and Chris Brown tweet "love you" at each other? Read More »
Rihanna Provoked Chris?
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Did Rihanna tweet that she "provoked" Chris Brown? Read More »
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All of The Frisky's posts about Chris Brown. Read More »

A recent segment on NPR about the rehabilitation of Chris Brown’s career is cause for alarm.  No, not because we should care about Chris Brown’s career as a pop singer — but because his young (mostly female) fans, as fervent as ever, continue to support him not only as an artist but as a person. 

After his brutal beating of his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, one would hope that young people would place responsibility for the violence squarely on Chris Brown. But that’s not the case. Brown’s young, female fans, who continue to support him, blamed Rihanna then and still blame her now for the violence he inflicted upon her. One young fan interviewed by NPR outside of one of Brown’s recent concerts said of the incident, “Obviously she played a part in getting beat, or whatever … However you want to put it.” Keep reading »

What Does CDC’s New Data About Sexual Assault Reveal?

Date Rape PSA
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This date rape PSA has been accused of blaming the victim. Read More »
Rape Jokes On Facebook
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Joking about raping women is cool with Facebook. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
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The Centers For Disease Control released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey yesterday and the findings throw a fork in many common perceptions surrounding sexual assault and its victims. Contrary to the stereotype that a rape victim is “some slut in a bar,” the demographics found to be at the highest risk for sexual assault were preteen boys and adolescent girls. Keep reading »

Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

Abuse Registry?
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Should there be a registry for people who commit DV? Read More »
Rape Victims Angry
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Why are Bosnian rape victims angry at Angelina Jolie? Read More »
Sexual Assault Joke
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Esquire magazine tweets a joke about sexual assault. Ha? Read More »
Rape Insensitivity
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Rush Limbaugh said something insensitive about rape. Shocker! Read More »
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A California woman has been forced to pay her rapist — who happens to be her ex — a monthly living stipend. Say what?

Such is the ruling of a Judge Gregory Pollock.  Crystal Harris successfully convicted her ex-husband Shawn Harris of forced oral copulation and he is now serving time in prison.  But upon his release from jail, she’ll have to pay him $1,000 a month in alimony. Pollack cited Harris’ higher income — 11k a month —as the main reason. But in the state of California, attempted murder (!)  is the only crime that forgives the alimony program. (Harris, sensibly, wants to change that.)

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