domestic violence

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 17, 2013 - 10:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 5, 2013 - 10:30 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Julie Gerstein And Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 30, 2013 - 4:30 pm
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