Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Watch This Gay Valedictorian Give His Banned Graduation Speech

British police pledge to take rape investigations more seriously; domestic violence in Turkey is treated as a private matter; why do we refer to God with male pronouns?; a gay high school valedictorian gets to give the graduation speech his high school banned.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 2, 2015

On Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, Police Brutality & The Choices Faced By Black Women

Late last week, the charges against football player Ray Rice were all dropped by a judge after the former Ravens running back completed the court ordered terms of his pretrial intervention: the completion of anger management counseling and the payment of fines totaling $125. Admission into this “pretrial intervention” program is usually uncommon for violent…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 26, 2015

Bill O’Reilly Accused Of Domestic Violence Against Ex-Wife

This is not terribly surprising. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 18, 2015

Brittney Griner Weds Glory Johnson In Phoenix Ceremony

WNBA’s Brittney Griner and her partner Glory Johnson were married in a ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

The couple wed less than one month after the two were arrested on domestic violence-related charges.

Brittney Griner, considered the instigator of the two will have the charges dismissed if she completes 26…

By: Katrin Higher / May 10, 2015

The Soapbox: Professional Sports Doesn’t Care About Women

On Tuesday, the New York Liberty—resident WNBA team at Madison Square Garden—announced that Isiah Thomas would be coming on board as president and part-owner of the team.If that name sounds familiar, it should: Thomas has a long history in basketball, albeit not a glorious once since he transitioned from playing on teams to coaching and…

By: Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey / May 8, 2015

Burger King Explains, Poorly, Why They Sponsored Woman-Beater Floyd Mayweather

“We don’t call him the King for nothing.”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 6, 2015

Tinder Can Be A Tool In Stopping Domestic Violence

A Florida domestic violence center called Women In Distress found an impactful way to reach out to women when the organization placed mini-PSAs in fake Tinder profiles. The profile photos start out as fairly innocuous images of attractive guys, but escalate with each swipe as the men reveal themselves to be violent. Any ladies who saw the profile…

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2015

The Soapbox: Floyd Mayweather’s Victory Championed Domestic Abuse (And The Media Is Partially To Blame)

As Floyd Mayweather climbed the ring-side ropes to proclaim his victory in front of the cheering MGM Grand crowd of America’s most influential people, the media snapped photos that will capture the first moment of what will go down in history as the most expensive fight in history. Live television panned to a shot of…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 4, 2015

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Happy International Women’s Day!

Countries around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day today and for good reason. It has been 106 years since the first International Women’s Day, which occurred in New York City in 1909 and was created after the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union had gone on strike. People saw the need for women to march…

By: Katrin Higher / March 8, 2015

Salvation Army Uses “The Dress” To Send A Message About Domestic Violence Against Women

“The Dress” — I’m still seeing both black and blue and white and gold — is probably the most talked about thing on the internet so far this year, and has thus been spoofed and used in various promotions more times than we can count already. The latest is a PSA from Salvation Army, drawing…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 6, 2015

Ray Rice: “There Is No Excuse For Domestic Violence”

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued an apology for abusing his wife Janay. [TIME]
Two more alleged victims have spoken out against Bill Cosby. [Death and Taxes]
Jamie Brewer is inspirational for her achievements, not for her Downs syndrome. [Daily Dot]
Ijeoma Oluo argues that because hipster racism…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 13, 2015

Watch President Obama’s Grammy PSA About Rape & Domestic Violence

President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It’s On Us campaign “to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.” While it’s incredibly…

By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham — surprise, surprise. [Deadspin]
Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls in New York schools. [The Daily Beast]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Georgetown University, said that if she could undo one Supreme Court decisio…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested (Again)

Walking, talking, child-murdering human garbage heap George Zimmerman was arrested (again!) late last night in Lake Mary, Florida, for aggravated assault in a domestic violence case. According to Zimmerman’s attorney, he is accused of hurling a wine bottle at his girlfriend [Reminder: And I’m still single.]. The judge ordered him to surrender all of hi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2015

The Soapbox: Blame Roger Goodell For Ray Rice’s Return To The NFL

Ray Rice is now allowed to play football in the NFL should anyone choose to have him. And if you, like me, are wondering where exactly to direct your outrage, look squarely at Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL.
For nearly 10 months, we’ve watched Goodell bungle Rice’s suspension and appeal. In August he…

By: Christine Sirois / December 1, 2014

Watch Eminem Rap About Domestic Abuse And Punching Lana Del Rey

A new freestyle rap video released by Eminem to promote his upcoming compilation album Shady XV has sparked controversy over lyrics that reference domestic violence and punching singer Lana Del Rey in the face.

“I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout that Janay Rice/Play nice? Bitch…

By: Rob Price / November 11, 2014

The WWE Has Implemented A New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Domestic Violence

The WWE has implemented a strict, zero-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence. [Washington Post]
The fact that birth control lets women have happy, healthy, pregnancy-free sex lives is just as good an argument for its increased availability as economic arguments. [Cosmopolitan]
Warner Bros. wants a woman to direct the new “Wonder Woman” film.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Douchebag Dresses Up As Ray Rice For Halloween, Complete With Janay Rice Blow-Up Doll

I am not the slightest bit surprised that some bag of dicks decided it would be totally hilarious and clever to dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween. And not just any Ray Rice, mind you — but Ray Rice, domestic abuser, complete with a blow-up doll pinned to the ground like Rice’s then-fiance (now…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2014

A Look At War Machine’s Suicide Note And The Mental Health Of Abusers

War Machine, or Jonathon Koppenhaver — the MMA fighter who beat his ex-girlfriend/model/porn star Christy Mack within inches of her life in August this year — tried to commit suicide by hanging in his jail cell last week. TMZ obtained a copy of the suicide note he left, and MMANews transcribed it (h/t Gawker for…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014
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