domestic violence

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at…

Erica Watson | December 6, 2012 - 11:00 am

Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself

Saturday morning, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, 25, drove to the team’s training facility and shot himself in the parking lot, in front of the Chiefs’ general manager…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 3, 2012 - 9:30 am

True Story: Everything You Need To Know About Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

Two weeks ago, I wrote an essay about how I witnessed a man committing domestic violence against a woman outside my apartment. I received many incredible emails from readers, including

Anonymous | November 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to…

Daley Quinn | November 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Female Basketball Star’s Arrest Shows Domestic Violence Isn’t Just a Guy Crime

When you hear about domestic violence, it’s not usually a woman who’s on the offender end of the situation. But this time, the alleged offender is not only a woman,…

The Stir | November 17, 2012 - 1:30 pm

True Story: This Morning, I Watched A Man Commit Domestic Violence While Bystanders Did Nothing

This morning, something weird happened: I woke up at 5:30 a.m. as alert as if I had been mainlining espresso. Anyone who knows me knows waking up at even 8…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2012 - 11:00 am

Today In WTF: Man Beats His Girlfriend With A Python

It’s been a very WTF week. But even in the wake of what you think was the most the WTF week, even more WTF stories emerge.

Thirty-four-year-old Keith…

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2012 - 11:20 am

News Anchor Takes A Powerful Stand Against Domestic Violence

After a woman in his community was murdered in a domestic violence incident, KHON News Hawaii anchor Jai Cunningham decided to take a stand. Cunningham, who admits that he himself…

Julie Gerstein | November 2, 2012 - 11:20 am

Edward Furlong Arrested For Domestic Violence At Airport

Onetime teen heartthrob and current troubled adult Edward Furlong was arrested this morning at the Los Angeles airport on felony domestic violence charges. Furlong was arguing with his girlfriend around…

Newser | October 30, 2012 - 11:10 am

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Dr. Drew (Or Why Finding Fault Is Not The Answer)

I have something to say to my lady blogger friends who write about domestic violence. Please tread more carefully with your words, and please don’t be so sure you know…

Anne Carlson | October 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

“Vagina Monologues”‘s Eve Ensler Introduces One Billion Rising Campaign

“The Vagina Monologues” playwright and global anti-sexual violence activist Eve Ensler debuted a new campaign today called One Billion Rising. This short film — powerfully done, but with some NSFW…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Anti-Domestic Violence Groups Protest Vogue Homme’s Choking Cover

Groups that work to eradicate domestic violence and help survivors are protesting magazine behemoth Conde Nast over the lastest cover of Vogue Hommes International, on which the cover model is…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown/Rihanna: “I Don’t Fault Either Person”

Dr. Drew Pinsky hit up Lance Bass’ SiriusXM radio show and made some eyebrow-raising comments regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. He started off on a high note, discussing how difficult…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2012 - 2:40 pm

“This Man Beats Women” Sticker Stuck On Chris Brown CDs

CDs! Hahahahaha! Remember those? But seriously: someone at HMV stores in London was not kidding around when they posted stickers reading “Warning: Do not buy this album! This man beats…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The Gulabi Gang: Meet The Faces Of India’s Feminist Movement

Sampat Pal Devi is a mother of five and former government worker who was fed up with the high numbers of domestic violence and abuse cases in her native India.

Julie Gerstein | September 13, 2012 - 8:30 am

Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her “Your husband is doing good business. He…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

“Problem” wife not respecting your “authority” as the “head of household”? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could “become a Muslim”

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Rihanna Loves Chris Brown: “I’m Not At Peace If He’s A Little Unhappy”

Rihanna still loves Chris Brown, forgives him, and confessed “the main thing for me is that he’s at peace.” She told Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” last night, “I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 9:20 am

The Soapbox: Black Men, Is Chad Ochocinco Your Hero?

Chadvelyn, LosOcho and OchoSado: those were the three hybrid names that I came up with for my favorite reality TV couple, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Evelyn Lozada. But after only…

Erica Watson | August 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Rihanna On Chris Brown: “He Needed Help”

In an interview airing this Sunday on OWN, Rihanna opens up to Oprah about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s assault on her in 2009 and how difficult it was for…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2012 - 10:40 am
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