Posts tagged "domestic abuse"

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to divorce him. Nurbanu, 36, discovered her husband with another woman and divorced him — only to find herself doused in acid by him eight day…

By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

True Story: This Morning, I Watched A Man Commit Domestic Violence While Bystanders Did Nothing

This morning, something weird happened: I woke up at 5:30 a.m. as alert as if I had been mainlining espresso. Anyone who knows me knows waking up at even 8 a.m. is a struggle for me. When I couldn't fall back asleep, I got out of bed to shower and do my hair and makeup.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2012

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Dr. Drew (Or Why Finding Fault Is Not The Answer)

I have something to say to my lady blogger friends who write about domestic violence. Please tread more carefully with your words, and please don’t be so sure you know what you’re talking about. Unless you a) have been in an abusive relationship or b) are a professional who is trained to treat people i…

By: Anne Carlson / October 1, 2012

“Vagina Monologues”‘s Eve Ensler Introduces One Billion Rising Campaign

"The Vagina Monologues" playwright and global anti-sexual violence activist Eve Ensler debuted a new campaign today called One Billion Rising. This short film — powerfully done, but with some NSFW violent imagery — shows just some of the acts of violence that women worldwide endure on a daily basis. On February 14,  activists worldwide will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2012

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown/Rihanna: “I Don’t Fault Either Person”

Dr. Drew Pinsky hit up Lance Bass' SiriusXM radio show and made some eyebrow-raising comments regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. He started off on a high note, discussing how difficult it is for a woman to leave her abuser. "On average, it takes a woman in a domestic violence situation eight attempts at leaving before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2012

“This Man Beats Women” Sticker Stuck On Chris Brown CDs

CDs! Hahahahaha! Remember those? But seriously: someone at HMV stores in London was not kidding around when they posted stickers reading "Warning: Do not buy this album! This man beats women!" on Chris Brown's latest album. Rumor has it the CDs were sticker-bombed by feminist activists. Bad-ass! [Gawker]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2012

Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her "Your husband is doing good business. He will take care of you. Why are you still talking about his beatings?" The 28-year-old was challenging her husband in a domestic abuse case, but the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2012

Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

"Problem" wife not respecting your "authority" as the "head of household"? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could "become a Muslim" and "beat her." And it gets worse if you listen to the full clip. Oh Jesus. If you need me, I'll be under my desk drinking.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2012

Rihanna Loves Chris Brown: “I’m Not At Peace If He’s A Little Unhappy”

Rihanna still loves Chris Brown, forgives him, and confessed "the main thing for me is that he's at peace." She told Oprah on "Oprah's Next Chapter" last night, "I'm not at peace if he's a little unhappy or still lonely. I care. It actually matters that he finds peace." She also said that they are not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2012

Rihanna On Chris Brown: “He Needed Help”

In an interview airing this Sunday on OWN, Rihanna opens up to Oprah about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's assault on her in 2009 and how difficult it was for her to process. "I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched in a night and I couldn't control that," Rihanna says in the preview above.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2012

Ochocinco Issues Public Apology To Evelyn Lozada For Alleged Domestic Violence

Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson has issued a public apology towards Evelyn Lozada, his bride of only six weeks. The NFL player was arrested for allegedly headbutting Lozada during a fight on Saturday night; he was subsequently dropped from the Miami Dolphins and yesterday Lozada filed for a divorce. In his statement he said, "I would like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2012

Evelyn Lozada Files For Divorce From Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson

Reality star Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from football player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson just six weeks after their wedding. Ochocinco allegedly headbutted his new wife this weekend during an argument and was arrested. Lozada released a statement saying domestic violence is "not okay." Ochocinco was dropped from the Miami Dolphins following the incident; VH1…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2012

VH1 Pulls Chad Ochocinco’s Reality Show After Domestic Violence Arrest

VH1 has pulled the plug on the reality TV show "Ev and Ocho" after Chad "Ochocinqo" Johnson was arrested for domestic violence this weekend after he allegedly headbutted his wife Evelyn Lozada. The NFL star has also been kicked off the Miami Dolphins over the alleged incident. [Uptown Magazine, Socialite Life] Bobbi Kristina Brown, the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2012

Dealbreaker: His Ex Had A Restraining Order Against Him

When I was in college, I was obsessed with this one guy. OB-SESSED.  He had a girlfriend, but he was just so dreamy, and I had concocted this fantasy that he would break up with her and be with me.  (Shut up. I was 18.)  I was messed up in the head over this fool for the longest…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2012

A Saucy Squabble Over “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Leads To Boyfriend Being Charged With Assault

Apparently, reading 50 Shades of Grey warrants being squirted in the face with 50 Shades of Brown. Raymond Hodgson, 31, was recently charged with common assault after finding his partner, Emma McCormick, reading the BDSM erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, before slapping her in the face and  squirting a mysterious brown sauce on her because…

By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2012

Beauty Vlogger Covers Up To Expose Domestic Violence

Lauren Luke, a very popular beauty vlogger, teamed up with the anti-abuse group Refuge to create a beauty video about covering up bruises caused by domestic violence. While watching this video, I knew that it was completely set-up. What I did not know, though, was that it would leave me with total body chills for awhile…

By: Daley Quinn / July 5, 2012

The Soapbox: Misunderstanding “50 Shades” & Kink Is Hurting Those Of Us Who Practice

I haven't exactly kept it a secret around here the way that I'm sexually wired. For the most part, though, the only person whose opinion matters on the subject is my sexual partner. (And any roommates who have to listen to occasional smacking.) Yet, every so often, BDSM — that's bondage, dominance, sadomasochism — po…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2012

Violence Against Women Is Oh-So-Glamorous!

It's almost too easy to get angry about fashion editorials that glorify violence against women — especially so grotesquely, as in this Bulgarian magazine 12. Six different photos depict gorgeous models staring blankly into the camera, each sporting a serious injury. Here's the black eye image, but the others are all quite graphic: one a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2012

Evening Quickies: Dominic Monaghan Accuses “Lost” Co-Star Matthew Fox Of Beating Women

Dominic Monaghan accused his former "Lost" co-star Matthew Fox of beating women up multiple times in some totally WTF tweets on Sunday. A random woman tweeted at Monaghan asking him to get Fox on Twitter. Monaghan replied to her, "he beats women. no thanks." The woman then asked him, "I know it was wrong but what?!

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

Marissa Alexander Of Florida Sentenced 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Husband

A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for firing a warning shot — note: not actually injuring anyone — at her abusive husband. Marissa Alexander, 31, said that in August 2010, her now ex-husband Rico Gray read messages from her ex on her cell phone, became enraged, strangled her and threatened…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012
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