Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Today’s Lady News: Schwarzenegger Cuts All Of CA’s Funding For Domestic Violence Programs

California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, cut all of the funding—$16.3 million in total—for domestic violence programs from the 2009-10 state budget. State Assembly members say many shelters rely on that funding for a substantial part of their support. [The San Bernadino Sun] — We understand CA’s in a budget crisis, but why are the neediest people…

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2009

Chris Brown’s Apology Video: Too Scripted, Too Vague, Too Irresponsible

Chris Brown released an apology video to Rihanna on his YouTube page last night and it’s hella random.

Unlike the other YouTube video he put out in May, where he plugs his new album and tells his fans, “I ain’t a monster,” this video is a clearly scripted and exactly two minutes long.

Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2009

Foreign Battered Women May Be Granted Asylum In The U.S.

Foreign victims of domestic violence may finally be able to escape their abuse; the Obama administration has instated a new policy that may grant some of these victims asylum in the United States. The policy would reverse a Bush administration stance that did not allow foreign abuse victims entry into the U.S.

Carrie Wasterlain / July 16, 2009

Unfair Treatment Of Women In Domestic Violence Cases?

For some 20 years, campaigners have argued that courtrooms don’t treat men and woman equally when it comes to domestic violence homicides. According to them, “Judges have been known to express sympathy for men who claim they were nagged or cheated on by female partners, but often appear to have little for women who kill…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 27, 2009

Domestic Violence Happens When No One Is Looking

Finally, an advertisement that doesn’t offend us! Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad at a bus stop in Hamburg, Germany that uses cutting edge technology to make its point. A small camera embedded in the ad makes it so the couple in the poster appears happy and smiling when someone is looking at…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2009

Turkey Is Berated For Ignoring Domestic Violence

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Rights has ruled against a state for overlooking a domestic violence case, reported The Wall Street Journal. The court said that Turkey failed to sufficiently prosecute a man who abused his wife, and murdered his mother-in-law. Nahide Opuz, the murdered woman’s daughter, has tried…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 10, 2009

Five More Reasons We Still Need Feminism

Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and the propensity of pop culture to make women look like marriage-crazy loons.

Her five reasons are just dandy, but why limit ourselves to…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Where The Recession Is A Real Slap in The Face

Have you ever spent so much money you wanted slap yourself? Well, now you don’t have to! Thanks to a Saudi Arabian court, if a wife spends too much of her man’s dough, he can put her in her place for her. What a savings!

Many of the local men, and now the…

Simcha / May 11, 2009

Domestic Violence PSA Too Violent For TV

The anti-violence PSA starring Keira Knightley that we shared with you earlier this month won’t be airing. British advertising overseer Clearcast wants several scenes cut from the ad because they’re too shocking for TV viewers. So, people can watch women getting beaten on crime shows, but they can’t handle it during a two-minute commercial that…

Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2009

Keira Knightley Gets Domestically Abused

The British anti-violence charity Women’s Aid just released this PSA starring Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement” and “Pride and Prejudice”). “I wanted to take place in this advert for Women’s Aid because while domestic violence exists in ever section of society, we rarely hear about it,” Knightley said. “We may…

Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2009

The #1 Reason Guys Beat Up Their Girlfriends

Rihanna may think that she’s back to making sweet music together with her battering boyfriend, but she is sadly mistaken if she thinks he will never hit her again. Men who batter rarely do it once, even if they are rich and famous. So if you’re in a relationship with a guy who has pushed,… / March 17, 2009

Chris Brown And Rihanna Recording Duet

Chris Brown and Rihanna are supposedly in a Santa Monica studio recording a duet. WTF?! Has Rihanna not seen “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Well, if Tina Turner, Oprah, Jay-Z, her friends, the media, the public outcry, and rational thought can’t help her see the light, maybe if we try to speak her…

Simcha / March 12, 2009

Breaking News: Chris Brown Charged With Two Felonies

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has officially charged Chris Brown with felony assault and making criminal threats for allegedly assaulting Rihanna. According to the search warrant that was leaked today, Chris Brown allegedly tried to push Rihanna out of the car he was driving, slammed her head against the car window, and punched her.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2009

Rihanna, Chris Brown, & Forgiveness: Can She? Should She? And Is It Too Soon?

Ever since the news broke that Rihanna had (allegedly) been beaten by her boyfriend Chris Brown, I’ve been saying that there would be no way she would take him back, even if she wanted to. After all, this is a woman in the public eye, who’s extremely popular with young women and girls. She’s also…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2009

Chris Brown Is “Remorseful”…For What, Exactly?

He speaks! Alleged Rihanna beater, Chris Brown, finally spoke out this weekend on allegations that he assaulted his pop star (ex?) girlfriend, releasing the following statement: “Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 16, 2009

Breaking Down The Rihanna/Chris Brown Rumors

The rumors surrounding Chris Brown’s alleged assault on Rihanna are getting out of control. It’s like all of Hollywood is potentially involved in whatever blowout occurred before the supposed incident, as everyone from Jay-Z to Leona Lewis has been mentioned as somehow “involved.” After the jump, we break down all the rumors — yes, they’re…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2009

Quickies!: Is Paris To Blame For Chris Brown And Rihanna’s Fight?

Was Paris Hilton the reason a fight broke out between Chris Brown and Rihanna? Paris apparently got a little to close to Chris while Rihanna performed at one of the Grammy pre-parties. According to Us Weekly, Brown got a random booty call text message, which Rihanna saw. Could it have been Paris? Can we quit…

Persia Ali / February 11, 2009

Blaming The Victim: Can We Stop Looking For Excuses For Chris Brown?

If one more person sends me a link to a story which says that Rihanna gave Chris Brown herpes and that’s why he allegedly hit and bit her, I will scream. According to no one with any authority, Rihanna “got herpes from a famous rapper and passed it on to her current boyfriend…the R&B singer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2009

Chris Brown’s Family History Of Domestic Violence

Before last Sunday, Chris Brown seemed like the rags-to-riches poster child. He popped and locked his way into the hearts of American women, and his baby face seemed to reveal a gentle and fun nice guy on the inside. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of him scowling or not having fun. But…

Annika Harris / February 10, 2009
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