Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Marissa Alexander Released On Bond In Time For Thanksgiving

A little bit of good news on this Thanksgiving Day. Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 28, 2013 - 11:43 am

How To Tell If You (Or A Friend) Are In An Abusive Relationship?

Does your significant other constantly chalk his bad mood up to something that you’ve said or done, then apologize almost immediately? Is your friend’s new beau always listening in to… | November 24, 2013 - 1:30 pm

New Smartphone App Offers Help & Resources For Domestic Violence Victims Hidden In Traditional News Reader

You’ll never hear me offer up much praise for Dr. Phil, but his wife, Robin McGraw, is owed some props. Her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, has released a free app…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2013 - 12:40 pm

George Zimmerman’s “Sources” Claim Girlfriend Is Lying About Pregnancy & Domestic Violence, Because Of Course

“Sources” connected to George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted this summer of murdering unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, say his girlfriend is lying about the circumstances of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

George Zimmerman Is Out Of Jail, Ordered To Give Up His Guns (Finally)

George Zimmerman is a free man (for now). The man who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was released from a Florida jail on a $9,000 bond today after yesterday’s arrest.

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Listen To George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend’s 911 Call

Yesterday, George Zimmerman — the man who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin — was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2013 - 10:20 am

[UPDATE] George Zimmerman Arrested For Domestic Violence

UPDATE, 6p.m.:  Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a “long-barrel shotgun” at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Zimmerman also allegedly broke…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“Fifty Shades” Fanfic Makes BDSM Fantasy Out Of Rihanna And Chris Brown Abuse

I have just one word for “author” J. Lola: taste. In this context, it is defined as the ability to make discerning judgments about aesthetic, artistic, and intellectual matters, and…

Rachel Krause | November 14, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Neighbors Mistake IKEA Furniture Assembly For Domestic Dispute, Call Police

The promise of IKEA is affordable furniture that looks expensive. But those of us who have been lured in by the dream of the sparking showroom know the truth: the…

Ami Angelowicz | November 12, 2013 - 12:40 pm

The Onion Makes Weird Domestic Violence Joke About Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

Fake news site The Onion posted a weird story today about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel about JT threatening his wife that no one would ever believe her if she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Most Women Have Never Been Asked About Domestic Violence By Their Doctors

A whopping 76 percent of women have never been asked about domestic violence during a medical exam, according to a shocking new study from More magazine and the Verizon…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Walmart Fires Employee For Helping Woman Being Abused By Man In Store Parking Lot

If you’re going to get physically abused in a Walmart parking lot, then you are shit out of luck! The company fired employee Kristopher Oswald, 30, after he intervened when…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Philadelphia Bar Thinks Date Rape Jokes Make For Clever Pick-Up Lines

You know what doesn’t turn me on or make me thirsty? Date rape jokes. Smiths Restaurant and Lounge in Philadelphia apparently thought it would be a great idea to draw attention…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 18, 2013 - 11:40 am

Very Disturbing: Girl Caught On Video Beating Her Boyfriend In Public

This video of a girl berating her boyfriend — both verbally and physically — on the streets of Hong Kong reminds us that men can also be the victims of…

Ami Angelowicz | October 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Your Old Nokia Brick Phone Can Save Someone’s Life

Does anybody else have a weird junk drawer in their house that serves as a graveyard for retired, once-loved electronics? I do, and my pink Motorola Razr is chillin’ in…

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Marissa Alexander, Black Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Ex-Husband, Will Get A New Trial

Marissa Alexander, a Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in May after firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband, will get a new trial.

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Study: 50 Shades Of Grey “Perpetuates” Abusive Relationships

50 Shades Of Grey is still a thing people are talking about, I guess?  But the latest news isn’t casting rumors for the big screen adaption of E.L. James’ kinky…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Florida Man Murders Wife, Posts Photo Of Her Dead Body On Facebook

What the fucking fuck?! All domestic violence is horrible. This domestic violence incident has an extra layer of horribleness: Derek Medina of Miami, Florida, fatally shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Says “Lovelace” Is Not So Realistic

“In real life, [Linda Lovelance’s experience in porn] was much more violent. I don’t think people could have watched. For instance, there’s a gang-rape scene, in which [Lovelace’s husband] Chuck…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

How To Help Marissa Alexander, Jailed In Florida For Firing A Warning Shot At Her Abusive Husband

We haven’t forgotten about Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three who fired a warning shot at a wall — not a person — to scare off her abusive husband.

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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