Posts tagged "domestic violence"

NFL Received Ray Rice Video Three Months Ago, Law Enforcement Officials Confirm

The AP has confirmed that an anonymous law enforcement official sent the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée unconcscious to the NFL three months ago. The…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Nev Schulman Was Kicked Out Of College For Punching A Woman And Is Still Being A Creep About It

It’s recently come to light that Nev Schulman of the documentary-turned-reality show “Catfish” was expelled from Sarah Lawrence College for punching a female student in 2006. Schulman actually shares his…

Claire Hannum | September 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm

What To Do When Someone You Love Stays In An Abusive Relationship

I’ll try to write about this with as little abject fury as possible. Yesterday morning, my Facebook feed was full of sympathetic posts about Janay Rice, some good burgeoning conversations…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

20 Powerful #WhyIStayed And #WhyILeft Tweets From Twitter’s Domestic Violence Conversation

Yesterday, after TMZ released video footage of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice brutally attacking his then-fiance Janay Palmer, Rice was cut from the team by the NFL. Instead of sympathy…

Claire Hannum | September 9, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Why I Married My Abuser

My ex-husband was the most romantic person I’ve ever met. He also hit me on the day we got married, while I was wearing my wedding dress.


Anonymous | September 9, 2014 - 11:30 am

TMZ Releases Video Of Ray Rice Punching Then-Fiancée Janay Palmer Out Cold [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 2:45p.m.: The Baltimore Ravens terminated their contract with Ray Rice today following the release of the video by TMZ.  According to ESPN, the Ravens had no other comment. [ESPN]

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 10:30 am

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

This Domestic Gun Violence PSA Is Hard To Watch, But It’s So Important

When gun violence is addressed, the first thing that comes to mind are horrific mass shootings, but one of the most common victims of gun violence are women with abusive…

Claire Hannum | July 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season.

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

15-Year-Old Girl Plays Dead After Abusive Ex-Uncle Murders Her Whole Family

Here’s a story that has me heavy in the heart:

Last night in Spring, Texas, a man looking for his ex-wife — whom he had beaten in the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: 5 Red Flags That Told Me To Leave

He seemed sweet at first. In fact, he had many sweet moments. But then there was the other stuff …

Abusive behavior isn’t as simple as we, as…

Meghan Murphy | July 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Artwork Depicting Nigella Lawson Being Strangled Is Posted On Her Ex-Husband’s Website

The image of Nigella Lawson with her then-husband’s hands around her throat is seared into my memory. If you remember, back in 2013, Lawson and businessman/art gallery owner Charles Saatchi…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

This #StandUpWorldCup Domestic Violence PSA Reminds Us That The Event Has A Dark Side

This short, simple PSA says so much in just a few seconds. It’s easy to forget that the World Cup often correlates with increased levels of domestic violence (as I’d imagine many…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 9:30 am

Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested For Domestic Violence

Friday night, United States women’s national soccer team star Hope Solo, 32, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence in Kirkland, Washington, and being held without bail. According to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks

Berryville, Arkansas — Two days before she died, Laura Aceves stood on the side of the road and frantically dialed the police for the last time.
It was early afternoon…

Huffington Post Weird News | June 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

This Is How A Small Town In Arkansas Failed A Domestic Violence Victim

My friend Melissa Jeltsen has a piece on The Huffington Post about how the local criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Laura Aceves, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

PurrVerse: I Don’t Need Male Protection, Thanks

Women are given mixed messages on a regular basis. We’re told that we’re shattering glass ceilings and are independent ladies, while at the same time we’re told we’re a mess

Kitty Stryker | June 12, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Washington Post Says Women Should Stop Slutting Around And Get Married If They Want To End Violence Against Women

Just a day after columnist George Will wrote about the “privileges” rape victims receive, The Washington Post has seemingly doubled down on the victim-blaming with an article in their (crowd-sourced but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

18-Year-Old Girl In Pakistan Survives Attempted “Honor Killing”

An 18-year-old girl in Pakistan survived an attempted “honor killing” for marrying the man she loved. Her father, brother, aunt and uncle shot her twice, stuffed her body in…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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