Posts tagged "domestic violence"

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

8 Warning Signs A Partner Doesn’t Respect You

Amelia recently sent me a link to a Tumblr that will absolutely gut you. It’s called When Women Refuse and it collects news article about women who became victims of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 11:00 am

Family Stones Pakistani Woman To Death In So-Called “Honor Killing” For Marrying Man She Loved [UPDATE]

[UPDATE, 5/28:] The New York Times reports that Farazana Parveen was three months pregnant when she was killed. [New York Times]

A 25-year-old woman was murdered by nearly 20…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Report: “The Shield” Actor Michael Jace Had A Past History Of Domestic Violence

More details have emerged about “The Shield” star Michael Jace, who murdered his wife, April Jace, yesterday: he was accused of choking and beating his ex-wife, Jennifer Bitterman, which…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm

“The Shield” Actor Michael Jace Murdered His Wife

“The Shield” actor Michael Jace was arrested in Los Angeles last night after killing his wife April Jace, 40, allegedly in front of the couple’s two children. Jace called…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2014 - 10:30 am

Some Thoughts On That Jay Z/Solange Brawl, Female-On-Male Violence & Fights Between Siblings

Like, oh, basically everyone everywhere, I’ve been totally consumed with thoughts about the fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles following the Met Ball a few weeks ago, security footage…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Tech CEO Who Beat His Girlfriend 117 Times Fired By His Board

Gurbaksh Chahal, a tech CEO who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and battery charges after striking his girlfriend 117 times, was fired by the board of directors of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Maren Sanchez, 16, Stabbed To Death In Connecticut After Allegedly Turning Down Prom Invite

A 16-year-old girl named Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death by a male classmate in a Milford, Connecticut, high school today, allegedly after she turned down an invitation to the junior…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Tech CEO Will Serve No Jail Time For Hitting Girlfriend 117 Times

Tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal faces no jail time after pleading guilty to domestic violence and battery for beating his girlfriend. Chahal was filmed on a home security video hitting…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Columbus Short (AKA Harrison On “Scandal”) Accused By Wife Of Threatening Murder/Suicide

Columbus Short, what are you doing?

The wife of the “Scandal” star — who plays Olivia Pope’s right-hand man Harrison — filed for divorce on Tuesday and accused…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term”domestic violence” should…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Reeva Steenkamp’s Texts To Oscar Pistorius Weeks Before He Killed Her Are Totally Disturbing: “I’m Scared Of You Sometimes”

Today the prosecution rested its case in the trial of South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years In Prison For Firing “Warning Shot”

Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Radio Station Censors Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” Over Domestic Violence Lyrics

A British radio station called Bang Radio has edited out lyrics of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s song “Drunk In Love” that reference domestic violence. Init, Jay Z raps “Now…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2014 - 10:30 am

You Can Watch Eve Ensler’s New Short Film Online This Weekend

“The Vagina Monologues” playwright Eve Ensler  has been speaking out about violence against women and girls with her V-Day movement for years. But she took things to a whole new…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Meet The Photographer Who Shot Those Infamous Photos Of Charles Saatchi Choking Nigella Lawson

Calling himself only “Jean Paul,” the photographer who snapped over 1,000 photos over 27 minutes of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson during their now-infamous lunch in London on June 9…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Woman Posted Bloodied “Selfie” On Facebook After Domestic Violence Attack

On Monday, December 30th, Facebook friends of Kentucky resident Susann Stacy would have seen a post of her bloodied face and the message “Help please anyone.”

Susann had…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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