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

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. More »


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. More »


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

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. More »


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

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… More »


Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

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… More »


Morning Quickies: Michael Lohan Busted For Domestic Violence (Again)

Michael Lohan was arrested in Florida early this morning on suspicion of domestic violence after a fight with his girlfriend, Kate Major. This isn’t his first abusive incident: he was arrested for DV back in March for allegedly roughing up Major as well. When cops arrived this morning, Lohan complained of chest pains and… More »


Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex. More »


Topeka, Kansas Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

In a money-saving measure, the city of Topeka, Kansas, is considering decriminalizing domestic violence so that it is not forced to prosecute the cases.

Yeah, seriously. … More »


Taylor Armstrong Talks In Detail About Being Abused

After the suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” largely laid low. Then last week, a photo of Taylor with a black eye surfaced—apparently, she gave the evidence of the fact that she was abused by Russell to “Entertainment Tonight.” Last night, the show aired… More »


Topman Pulls Domestic Violence-y “I’m Sorry But You Provoked Me” T-Shirt

Topman, the men’s version of the British chain Topshop, has pulled two super-douchey T-shirts.

One of Topman’s Ts suggests domestic violence with the words up top, “I’m so sorry but …” and then a checklist of excuses like “you provoked me,” “I was drunk,” and “I didn’t mean it.” Ick, right? The other,… More »


Morning Quickies: Taylor Armstrong Sells Domestic Abuse Photos

Taylor Armstrong sold photos of her with a black eye (from the physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her late husband) to “Entertainment Tonight,” which aired three of the pics. The “Real Housewife” was reportedly beaten by her estranged hubby, Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide several weeks ago, and required plastic… More »


On Seeing A Bruised Woman On The Train

Riding on the train home from work last week, the woman sitting next to me caught my eye. It wasn’t just her bright red lipstick or her retro dress that I noticed — it was a large, ugly, blue-brown-yellow bruise on her upper arm. As covertly as I could, I looked at the bruise, then… More »


Today’s Lady News: Jay-Z Wouldn’t Clap For Chris Brown At VMAs

Jay-Z wouldn’t clap for Chris Brown when he performed at last night’s VMAs, presumably because he discovered Rihanna. Now that’s a strong statement right there. Go you, Jay. [TMZ]
Today in “no duh” news: elderly women with a more active sex life report a higher quality of life and age more gracefully. Stay tuned while… More »


Why Aren’t News Stories About “The Hurricane Killer” Calling It Domestic Violence?

While reading news reports this weekend about the hurricane that swept the East Coast, the phrase “the Hurricane Killer” caught my eye. With a moniker like that, I imagined some Jack The Ripper-esque figure killing people who were stuck in their flooded homes during or after Irene. But reading just one news story about Leonard… More »


#ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend Trended This Weekend On Twitter

My love/hate relationship with Twitter grew ever-so-slightly more complicated this weekend when the hashtag #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend trended on Sunday. (For the Twitter-uninitiated, a hashtag is a word or phrase prefaced by the # sign, which usually describes a theme people are talking about — for example, #JetsGame or #AmericanIdol.) When a hashtag or phrase becomes so… More »


Is Lauren Astley, 18, Teen Dating Violence’s Latest Victim?

Just weeks ago, 18-year-old Lauren Astley of Framingham, Massachusetts, graduated from Wayland High School. On Sunday night, she was reported missing after she didn’t return home from her job at a local mall, where she had told co-workers she was meeting her ex-boyfriend after work. On Monday morning, her body was found in a marsh… More »


Should There Be A Domestic Abuser Registry?

If a new bill introduced in New York goes through, people convicted of domestic violence or stalking would be required to register with a Domestic Violence Offender Database. Anyone convicted of a felony domestic violence offense against a family or household member would be required to join the registry, which would identify the school at… More »


Nicolas Cage Arrested For Domestic Abuse

Nicolas Cage was arrested for domestic abuse in New Orleans when he allegedly shoved his wife on the street early this morning. A “very drunk” Cage was reportedly arguing with his wife, Alice, on the street when a cab driver witnessed him grab his wife by the arm and try to drag her. (TMZ claims… More »


Rihanna Blames, But Understands, Her Abusive Father

“I actually feel really bad for my father. He was abused, too — he got beat up by his stepdad when he was young. He has resentment toward women, because he felt like his mum never protected him, and unfortunately, my mother was the victim of that. I’m not giving him excuses. Right is right… More »


Quickies: Rosie O’Donnell Thinks Chris Brown Haters Are Racist & Creepy Panty-Selling News

Rosie O’Donnell thinks Chris Brown’s haters are racist and therefore he is held to “a different standard” than other abusive a**holes. Wait, what? Does this make any sense at all? [PopEater]
Speaking of abusive a**holes, Charlie Sheen’s custody agreement with Brooke Mueller over the couple’s twin sons is finalized. It stipulates that Charlie’s “goddesses” More »


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