Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Helping Abused Woman

A Saudi Arabian judge will hear an appeal on Friday from two women’s rights activists who were sentenced to 10 months in prison apiece for trying to help a woman they thought was being abused — or as the woman’s husband saw it, encouraging her to defy her his authority.

Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2013

Nigella Lawson And Charles Saatchi Getting Divorced; He Issues Douchey Statement About It

Last month, the world was shocked when pictures surfaced of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being choked by her art collector husband Charles Saatchi in a London restaurant. Over the course of nearly a half hour, Saatchi was photographed squeezing his hands around her throat four times; she was snapped leaving the restaurant crying.  A week…

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013

50 Cent Charged With Domestic Violence For Allegedly Kicking Ex Girlfriend

50 Cent is in trouble. TMZ is reporting that the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has been charged with domestic violence for allegedly kicking his ex girlfriend and baby mama at her condo in Toluca Lake, Calif.
The June 23 incident allegedly occurred after the woman, who remains unidentified, locked herself in a bedroom following…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 5, 2013

Nigella Lawson Choking Incident Was 27 Minutes Long

The incident in which Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi was photographed choking her at a London restaurant four times happened over 27 minutes. Twenty-seven minutes people were watching and no one interjected? Come on, people. [Celebitchy]
Miley Cyrus appears to be writing weird accustory tweets about her dad having an affair and the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2013

Frisky By The Numbers: Scary Number Of Teens In Jordan Support “Honor Killings”

Here’s a horrifying statistic that should make us all stop and think: a study of teenagers in Amman, Jordan found that half of the boys and one-fifth of the girls believe that “honor killings” are OK. A so-called “honor killing” is when a family member murders a woman or girl who has brought shame upo…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2013

Frisky By The Numbers: Intimate Partner Violence Is Everywhere

A cold, hard statistic to swallow: one in three women around the world age 15 and older has suffered abuse at the hands of a partner, according to a new study. The journal Science collated 141 studies from 81 countries around the world and found that 30 percent of women have experienced a physical or…

Not This Crap Again: CNN Says Nigella Lawson Looks “Weak,” “Subservient” Regarding Abuse Photos

It’s not exactly a secret that CNN needs some help covering violence against women issues correctly. Remember when the Steubenville gang rape verdict was handed out and CNN was sooo worried about the poor young men whose lives had been ruined?

Well, looks like they still need some help. In a clip where…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

TMZ Publishes Photos Of Evelyn Lozada Bleeding After Chad Ochocinco Assault

Nearly a year ago, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence after he headbutted his new wife Evelyn Lozada. She hastily filed for divorce, just six weeks after their wedding. Ochocinco received only 12 months of probation and DV classes for the assault. He has been sentenced to 30 days in jail — but that…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Rightwing British Politician Tweets Sexual Joke About Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Abuse

Today in RIP Society: the chairman of Britain’s far-right political party the British National Party tweeted an inappropriately sexual comment about those pictures showing art collector Charles Saatchi choking his wife, celeb chef Nigella Lawson, at a London restaurant.

What’s even more offensive is a follow-up tweet where … well … you just…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2013

UPDATE: Nigella Lawson Photographed Being Choked By Husband Charles Saatchi In Restaurant

UPDATE, 1:30p.m. — In a statement to the UK’s Standard newspaper, where Charles Saatchi is a columnist, he claimed the couple was having a “playful tiff” and said he was only holding onto her neck to emphasize a point (as you do?):
“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2013

Sir Patrick Stewart Meets And Embraces Domestic Violence Victim

And now for further proof that Sir Patrick Stewart — best known, to me at least, for playing Captain Jean Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — is an amazing human being. At the Comicpalooza in Houston this past weekend, at which Stewart was the guest of honor, a woman got on the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 30, 2013

Women, Action & The Media Calls On Facebook To Address Gender-Based Hate Speech

Feminist media group Women, Action & The Media (WAM) has called upon Facebook to address gender-based hate speech on the site, in particular groups and pages that condone rape and domestic violence, such as “Raping Your Girlfriend” or “Domestic Violence: Don’t Make Me Tell You Twice.” In an open letter, WAM asks that Facebook…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2013

Kelly Rowland Airs Her “Dirty Laundry” About Beyonce, Domestic Abuse, Fame

Pause your Spotify and listen to Kelly Rowland’s new song “Dirty Laundry” (after the jump) — not only is it intense, but it’s really good. She sings about how hard it was for her to watch her “sister” Beyoncé get A+++-list famous while Kelly was “going through some bullshit,” mostly, it seems, an abusive relationship: “Meanwhile…

Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2013

15-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Acid Attack Against London Woman

Last month a 28-year-old woman answered the door of her East London home to have a bottle of acid squirted in her face and on the pet chihuahua in her arms. She shut the door and rinsed her face with water, but her face has still been been permanently scarred by the acid; her dog…

Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2013

Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey Did Prison Time For Domestic Abuse

The Smoking Gun has discovered that Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three women from captivity, did prison time from three domestic abuse convictions. Ramsey was arrested in 1997, 1998 and 2003 for battering his ex, eventually leading to their divorce. His ex-wife Rochelle, with whom he had a daughter (and a so…

Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2013

Some Feminists Are Upset About The Onion’s Piece On Chris Brown Beating Rihanna To Death

Yesterday, we, and many, many others, breathed a sigh of relief when Chris Brown told a radio station that he and Rihanna had once again broken up. (They’re both too young for him to be “wife”-ing her, he said.) Humor site The Onion did their spin on the story today, penning the story “Heartbroken Chris

Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2013

The Soapbox: You Are Not A Good Guy

“It’s unfortunate because he’s a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him.”

This is Reebok CEO Uli Becker, as tweeted by Footwear News, speaking about the rapper Rick Ross. Amongst Ross’ “great guy” credentials? Rapping in a song by Rocko the following lyrics about drugging and raping a woman: “Put Molly…

Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2013

“No More Abuse” Campaign Launched In Saudi Arabia

Th anti-domestic violence campaign, “No More Abuse,” has been launched in the desert of women’s rights: Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia is not known for it draught of gender parity.  Just last month it was considered a “victory” of sorts that women were allowed to ride bicycles.  (Granted the privilege comes with a lengthy post script: i…

Sarah Gray / May 2, 2013

Domestic Violence Victims Screwed Over By PA Town’s “Three Strikes” Disorderly Behavior Ordinance

Most folks would be happy if their neighbors got evicted after three different “disorderly behavior” instances in less than three months. No one wants to deal with that much partying, dog barking, or loud music, right? But a “three strikes” disorderly behavior ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is now being challenged by the American Civil Libertie…

Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2013

Rick Brainard, Colorado Councilman-Elect, Slapped Girlfriend To “Shut Her Mouth”

You know those mouthy girlfriends! Sometimes they just need a good slap so she’ll “shut her mouth.” And throw in some hair-pulling and shoving, too.
Rick Brainard, City Councilman-elect of Grand Junction, Colorado, knows all about it. In fact, he admitted to slapping, pushing and hair-pulling to a police officer last Saturday when he wa…

Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2013
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