Posts tagged "domestic abuse"

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,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2011

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, the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

#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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

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 claim…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2011

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”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2011

Quickies: Chris Brown Whines About “GMA” & Rachel Zoe Had Her Baby!

Whiny whiner Chris Brown is whining that he feels “Good Morning America” “exploited” him by asking about his domestic violence assault against ex-girlfriend Rihanna, which caused him to smash a dressing room window, rip his shirt off (?), and run outside of the studio. Jeez. What’s wrong with you bitches? Can’t a guy beat…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: “Unfollow Charlie” Sheen Tees Will Raise Money For RAINN

Courtesy of women’s rights activists, “Unfollow Charlie” tees are for sale on Zazzle.com — in reference to actor/domestic abuser Charlie Sheen’s Twitter — and proceeds will go to the Rape, Abuse Incest National Network. I love it! [The Hollywood Reporter]
The New York Times turns a keen, lustful journalistic eye to the “lesbian until graduation”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2011

Quickies: Chris Brown Won’t Apologize For Rihanna Assault & Inside Mariah’s Baby Shower

Chris Brown referred to his domestic violence assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, as a “mishap” in an interview with Page Six Magazine. This charming fellow added, “If I walk around apologizing to everybody, I’m gonna look like a damn fool.” Always image-conscious, that one. [Radar Online]
Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $900K record deal with Atlantic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Tweets Punched Woman Maybe “Deserves” To Be In A Coma

Megyn Kelly, WTF are you thinking? Regarding a tragic news story in which a NYC man punched and put a woman into a coma over a disputed parking space, the Fox News correspondent posted the tweet above this afternoon.

Maybe she deserved it? Maybe violence against women is OK? Maybe violence against strangers o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: John Wayne Bobbitt And His Severed Penis Visit “The View”

John Wayne Bobbitt, the man who notoriously had his penis cut off by his then-wife, Lorena Bobbitt, because he allegedly raped her and had allegedly been physically abusing her, told “The View” that she has never apologized. But rest assured, ladies, his “thingy” now works fine. [Radar Online]
President Obama has told the Department…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Does No One Care Chris Brown Is Performing On “Saturday Night Live”?

Chris Brown is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night and no one cares.

I would have thought that, even after two years have passed since he beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, people would question “SNL”‘s decision. I would think there’d be more of a public uproar. I would have thought people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2011

What Obama’s “State Of The Union” Address Said, And Didn’t Say, About Women

You may have watched President Obama‘s “State of the Union” address in person. Me? I watched the first episode of season one of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” (It had been a long day.) Reading the “State of the Union” address online this morning, I’m once again proud of my president and the country I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2011

Mel Gibson Criminal Charges For Domestic Abuse Are Imminent, Radar Claims

Prosecutors are ready to file criminal charges of domestic violence against Mel Gibson, RadarOnline.com reports. Thank goddess: I was afraid Mel Gibson would get a slap on the wrist, typical Hollywood justice-style! Multiple law enforcement sources have told the gossip blog that it’s “almost inevitable” Mel will be charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2011

Amber Portwood Arrested For Domestic Abuse

That took long enough: Amber Portwood, the star of MTV‘s “Teen Mom,” was arrested yesterday for a domestic violence assault on her daughter Leah’s father, Gary Shirley. As you can see from her mug shots, her skin is 90 percent less orange in the clink.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2010
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