Posts tagged "domestic violence"

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

A Picture A Day, In The Year Of A Domestic Violence Victim

There was an air of mystery surrounding the alarming video “One Photo A Day In The Worst Year Of My Life” that went viral after it was posted on Reddit.

Sarah Gray | April 3, 2013 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: Tyler Perry Has A Rape Problem In “Temptation”

Usually movies like Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” are right up my alley. You don’t see a Tyler Perry film because you’re under any illusions it will…

Nico Lang | April 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Please Tell Me This Bra-Clad “Zombie Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target” Is An April Fool’s Day Joke

I really, really, really want this to be an April Fool’s Day joke.
ZMB Industries, which manufactures shooting targets which all resemble zombies, has a “zombie ex-girlfriend” target of a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm

NYPD’s Misguided Strategy To Get Domestic Violence Victims To Cooperate

If you abuse your partner you deserve some serious jail-time.  Nobody could argue with that.  Yet, according to The New York Post, the New York Police Department’s method of getting a victim…

Sarah Gray | March 20, 2013 - 9:40 am

Addressing Domestic Violence Means Addressing Gun Violence, Says Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden announced 12 grants to programs around the country to protect potential victims of domestic violence at the hands of their abusers. Noting that between 2009…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Abuse Within Kink (Or This One Time Some Really Bad Stuff Happened To Me)

Recently I went home with a kinky man after our first date. The experience phased in and out of being consensual throughout the night. I distinctly left his apartment feeling…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Today Is “No More” Day: Take A Stand Against Violence Against Women

NO MORE. It is a simple, direct message representing a broad and pervasive issue. No more sexual assault. No more violence against women. Today, March 13 marks NO MORE day,…

Sarah Gray | March 13, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Sir Patrick Stewart Calls On “One Million Men” To End Violence Against Women

“Every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten. Every nine seconds. Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation. This is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: BDSM Is Not “Consensual Domestic Violence”

I don’t want to write this post.

I really don’t want to write this post.

I really don’t want to write this post because all the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Teen Girl In Maldives To Be Flogged 100 Times For Premarital Sex

Last week, a 15-year-old girl in the Maldives was sentenced to being flogged with 100 lashes for having consensual sex outside of marriage. Now the Islamic ministry and judiciary are…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

Photographer Captures Man Beating His Girlfriend In Startling Photo Essay

This sent shivers down my spine.  A moving photo essay by the photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz on TIME magazine’s website follows a young couple’s relationship, culminating in the man beating…

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Violence Against Women Act Might Actually Pass The House Of Representatives

Keep your fingers crossed: Politico is reporting that the Violence Against Women Act is expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week.

VAWA was originally championed by then-Senator…

Sarah Gray | February 27, 2013 - 1:40 pm

GOP Congressman Says VAWA Has A “Motherhood-And-Apple-Pie Title” — What?

Congressman John Duncan from Tennessee says he is undecided on which way he’ll vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the Senate last week…

Sarah Gray | February 20, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Oscar Pistorius Denies Reeva Steenkamp’s Death Was Premeditated Murder

This morning, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius faced his first bail hearing regarding the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and disputed the premeditated murder charge against him. The higher charge…

Sarah Gray | February 19, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Oscar Pistorius Accused Of Premeditated Murder

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sobbed in court today as prosecutors accused him of planning to murder his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 30, whom he allegedly shot four times yesterday morning…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp: 9 Things To Know About The Couple

Oscar Pistorious, 26, a Paralympian and Olympian and inspiration to athletes around the world, was arrested today — Valentine’s Day — and charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 11:15 am

“One Billion Rising” Today To End Violence Against Women And Girls

If you’re not into the commercial cutesiness of Valentine’s Day, there’s an alternate, empowering holiday to celebrate on February 14th: V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Sarah Gray | February 14, 2013 - 8:30 am

Good News: The Senate Passed The Violence Against Women Act (Again)

The Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a wide majority of 78-22 yet again.  The measure first  passed in 1994 was up for reauthorization…

Sarah Gray | February 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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