Posts tagged "domestic violence"

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 her phone calls or reading text message conversations over her shoulder? These seemingly normal scenarios can also fall into the category of abusive behavior, according… / November 24, 2013

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 for smartphones called ASPIRE News that seeks to aid women who are in abusive relationships. ASPIRE News is, on the surface, just your standard new…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2013

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 his domestic abuse arrest on Monday.

Samantha Scheibe called 911 on Monday after Zimmerman allegedly smashed furniture in her house and pointed a…

Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

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. Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, and shoved…

Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2013

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 said Zimmerman broke all of her things and pointed a shotgun in her face. Now we can actually listen to Scheibe’s 911 call and it&#8217…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2013

[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 a table and pushed Scheibe out the front door, barricading it shut with furniture. [ABC News]

UPDATE, 3:30p.m.:  TMZ reports that Zimmerman’s girlfriend…

Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2013

“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 this J. Lola here has approximately none of it. Lola’s e-book, “Fifty Shades of Sin,” will run you 99 cents for your Amazon Kindle and,…

Rachel Krause / November 14, 2013

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 money you save is not worth the hours of your life lost, trying to assemble those dastardly beds/coffee tables/dressers. One tiny wrench to build a…

Ami Angelowicz / November 12, 2013

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 told anyone what he really does to her because he’s so famous and beloved.

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

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 Foundation.  My gyno always asks me about how my partners treat me and yours should, too — let them know you feel this way. [Feministing]…

Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

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 he saw a man “grabbing” a woman outside their Hartland Township, Michigan store on Sunday morning.

Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

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 to their establishment with this rapey pickup line. Not only is it gross, but it’s also fucking dumb. Way to drive away 50 percent of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2013

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 domestic violence. It’s never OK to hit your partner even if he did cheat or lie or invite the “ugly” girl over to his apartment…

Ami Angelowicz / October 7, 2013

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 there collecting dust next to the Nokia my mom got me in middle school that I treasured back in the day. Turns out, my old phone…

Claire Hannum / October 6, 2013

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.

In August 2010, Alexander’s ex-husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone, became angry, strangled her and threatened to kill her.

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2013

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 sex trilogy — it’s a pearl-clutching new study that warns 50 Shades “perpetuates” abusive relationships.

The Journal of Women’s Health published a study…

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

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, 26, and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook.  Especially terrifying is that all this happened while Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter was i…

Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

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 Traynor takes her into a room and she’s gang-raped. It’s portrayed as if this happened to her later. That was the first thing that happened…

Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013

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. Her husband had a restraining order against her, yet she was sentenced in May to 20 years in prison. Did I mention she is from…

Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

Emma Roberts Arrested For Domestic Violence Against Boyfriend Evan Peters

Emma Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against her boyfriend Evan Peters, one of the stars of “American Horror Story,” on July 7 in Montreal. According to TMZ, a third party called police to report a fight in the couple’s hotel room and cops arrived to find Peters with a bloody nose and a bite…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2013
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