Posts tagged "domestic violence"

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…
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 i…
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 kee…
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 decision it…
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…
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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

Watch “Private Violence” This Monday For An Eye-Opening Look At Domestic Abuse

New HBO documentary "Private Violence" follows the experiences of Deanna Walters, a mom who was beaten by her estranged husband until she was close to death, and Kit Gruelle, the survivors' advocate who helps Walters fight for justice. Walters and Gruelle weave their way through a complicated legal system and Walters find…
By: Claire Hannum / October 17, 2014

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot] In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a loophole and shift blame onto victims who self-defend. [Salon] Please read this essay about the failure of Texas’s abortion laws for a couple who needed…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Intel Caved To Anti-Feminist Campaign, Pulls Ads From Gaming Site Gamasutra

Intel caved to #GamerGate demands to pull advertising from Gamasutra over pro-inclusion articles on the site. [The Verge] Companies avoid funding anti-domestic violence programs for fear of being perceived as “anti-male.” [Huffington Post] The fashion industry sees feminism a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

Not Having Access To An Abortion Can Make It Harder To Leave An Abusive Relationship

Researchers at UCSF have found that not having access to an abortion when you want one makes it harder to leave an abusive relationship. [Feministing] Michael Daly looks at the strange history of Hannah Graham’s abductor’s crimes. [The Daily Beast]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

ESPN Will Have An All-Male Panel On Domestic Violence Tonight, Which I’m Sure Will Be Incredibly Thorough [UPDATED]

Tonight, the pre-show for Monday Night Football will feature a panel discussion about domestic violence. It will include, as Ben Collins points out at Esquire, the perspectives of 11 middle-aged-and-up men, and not a single woman. He goes on to dismantle Bill Simmons’ suspension from the network for calling Roger Goodell a liar and…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

Sarah Hyland Seeks Restraining Order From Abusive Ex-Boyfriend Matt Prokop

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland, 23, received a temporary restraining order against her longtime boyfriend Matt Prokop on Friday following an increasing pattern of physical and emotional abuse. In her filing, she claims Prokop hasslammed her against the back of her car, choked her, threatened to set her house on fire, and threatened to kill…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2014

Woman Dies Shielding Baby Daughter From Violent Boyfriend

This is an utterly tragic story. Jessica Arrendale, an Atlanta area mom, died shielding her six-month-old daughter Cobie's body from Cobie's violent father. The 37-year-old was shot in the head and managed to maneuver her body over the baby to prevent her from facing the same fate. Arrendale and Cobie's father, 30-year-old Antoine Davis, had…
By: Claire Hannum / September 23, 2014

Firing Roger Goodell Isn’t Enough To Save The NFL

“Roger Goodell has to go.” A lot has been said of this over the past eight years since Goodell succeeded Paul Tagliabue as NFL Commissioner. Since then Goodell has endured all manner of controversies, from Ben Roethlisberger’s sexual assault charges to Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring to the bounty scandal,…
By: Dominick Mayer / September 21, 2014
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