domestic violence

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

Man Forced To Hold “I Beat Women” Sign For 8 Hours After, Well, Beating A Woman

Earlier this month, 20-year-old Alisha Hessler went out clubbing with two male friends, who brought a third male friend with them. At some point in the evening, when that guy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 26, 2013 - 3:30 pm

George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Asks Court To Withdraw Domestic Violence Statement

This summer, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Travyon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed Black teenager. Last month, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

Alleged “Knockout Game” Victim Was Actually Punched In The Face By Her Boyfriend

On November 18, a 23-year-old woman in St. Louis, Missouri, was punched in the face. She told police she was ambushed late at night while she and her boyfriend were…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Nigella Lawson Denies Being A Raging Cokehead, Reveals What Really Incited Saatchi’s Violence

Earlier today in a UK court, TV chef Nigella Lawson took the stand to tell her side of the story about how those photos of ex-husband Charles Saatchi strangling her

Ami Angelowicz | December 4, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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…

YourTango.com | 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
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