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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | March 8, 2015 - 1:10 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 13, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 9, 2015 - 11:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2015 - 11:12 am

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,…

Christine Sirois | December 1, 2014 - 9:30 am

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

Rob Price | November 11, 2014 - 9:55 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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’

Claire Hannum | October 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 5:53 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 3, 2014 - 6:23 pm

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]
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Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | September 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Dominick Mayer | September 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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