Posts tagged "domestic abuse"

Addressing Domestic Violence Means Addressing Gun Violence, Says Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden announced 12 grants to programs around the country to protect potential victims of domestic violence at the hands of their abusers. Noting that between 2009…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: BDSM Is Not “Consensual Domestic Violence”

I don’t want to write this post.

I really don’t want to write this post.

I really don’t want to write this post because all the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Teen Girl In Maldives To Be Flogged 100 Times For Premarital Sex

Last week, a 15-year-old girl in the Maldives was sentenced to being flogged with 100 lashes for having consensual sex outside of marriage. Now the Islamic ministry and judiciary are…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

Photographer Captures Man Beating His Girlfriend In Startling Photo Essay

This sent shivers down my spine.  A moving photo essay by the photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz on TIME magazine’s website follows a young couple’s relationship, culminating in the man beating…

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Violence Against Women Act Might Actually Pass The House Of Representatives

Keep your fingers crossed: Politico is reporting that the Violence Against Women Act is expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week.

VAWA was originally championed by then-Senator…

Sarah Gray | February 27, 2013 - 1:40 pm

GOP Congressman Says VAWA Has A “Motherhood-And-Apple-Pie Title” — What?

Congressman John Duncan from Tennessee says he is undecided on which way he’ll vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the Senate last week…

Sarah Gray | February 20, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Oscar Pistorius Denies Reeva Steenkamp’s Death Was Premeditated Murder

This morning, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius faced his first bail hearing regarding the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and disputed the premeditated murder charge against him. The higher charge…

Sarah Gray | February 19, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Oscar Pistorius Accused Of Premeditated Murder

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sobbed in court today as prosecutors accused him of planning to murder his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 30, whom he allegedly shot four times yesterday morning…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp: 9 Things To Know About The Couple

Oscar Pistorious, 26, a Paralympian and Olympian and inspiration to athletes around the world, was arrested today — Valentine’s Day — and charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 11:15 am

“One Billion Rising” Today To End Violence Against Women And Girls

If you’re not into the commercial cutesiness of Valentine’s Day, there’s an alternate, empowering holiday to celebrate on February 14th: V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Sarah Gray | February 14, 2013 - 8:30 am

Good News: The Senate Passed The Violence Against Women Act (Again)

The Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a wide majority of 78-22 yet again.  The measure first  passed in 1994 was up for reauthorization…

Sarah Gray | February 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Accused Witch Is Burned Alive

Nope, this is not a headline from Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. People really did put to death a woman accused of being a witch in 2013. A town in Papua…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2013 - 3:00 pm

90 Women Murdered By Intimate Partners Or Family Members In The 8 Weeks Since The Newtown Massacre

The gun lobby says us ladies need guns to protect ourselves. But reporter Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post paints a different picture: guns in the hands of abusive…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm

True Story: Woman Invites Hurricane Sandy Refugee To Stay With Her, He Gets Violent And Refuses To Leave

Warning: This story is probably going to enrage you. Part-time New Yorker Melissa Frost — full disclosure: she’s a friend of mine — wanted to help out the victims of…

Julie Gerstein | January 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Roommate’s Boyfriend Stalked Her

A few years ago, I posted a roommate request on Craigslist. I received a handful of responses, and after weeding out the crazies, I invited a few people to come…

Lauren Hunter | January 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

On Alisa Valdes’s Conflict With Feminism, Her Cowboy & Domestic Abuse

If you’ve been reading the blogosphere lately, you’ve likely heard about Alisa Valdes and her memoir, The Feminist And The Cowboy: An Unlikely Love Story. Valdes is the author several…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

Pics Surface Of Dina Lohan With A Black Eye

“Entertainment Tonight” has exclusive photos of Dina Lohan’s black eye, allegedly given to her by Michael Lohan, taken many years ago when the Lohan children were still young (and…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 10:20 am

Tommy Mottola Describes How He Abused Mariah Carey In New Memoir

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The New York Post got its hands on the new memoir by music honcho Tommy Mottola and the paper’s most…

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2013 - 11:40 am

Former MTV VJ Dave Holmes Is Not Abusing Azealia Banks, Mmmkay?

Today In We Should Be Careful About Posting Other People’s Photos On The Internet Accusing Them Of Shit They May Not Have Actually Done:

Former MTV VJ Dave…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. “Healthy self-criticism” is necessary for women to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm
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