Posts tagged "intimate partner violence"

The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed

While the direct blame for abuse rests solely on the abusers, we live in a culture that supports and perpetuates the cycle of violence. It is on all of us to listen, support and validate the voices of those who come forward. Victims shouldn’t feel censored or have their stories dismissed just because there isn’t…

By: Katie Klabusich / September 12, 2014

Chris Brown Actually Says Something Intelligent About Ray Rice, Anger & Bottling Up Your Feelings

"I think it’s all about the choices you make. With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past – not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are. So I think help i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Sean Hannity’s Guest: Janay Palmer Rice “Knocked Herself Out On The Railing”

"[S]ome might even say, watching that video, Ray Rice is the bigger victim of domestic violence here. .. [S]ome might say I’m defending Ray Rice here. Maybe I am, but if you watch the video, the video actually makes him look better than he did before. She repeatedly attacked him. He’s a victim — flat-out

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

Why I Married My Abuser

My ex-husband was the most romantic person I've ever met. He also hit me on the day we got married, while I was wearing my wedding dress. That's why when I saw the footage of ex-Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer, I wasn't surprised that she was now his wife. It…

By: Anonymous / September 9, 2014

“Fox & Friends” Hosts Joke About Ray Rice Beating His Fiancée, Don’t Apologize

"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade joked yesterday that the message behind the brutal video released by TMZ depicting since-terminated Ravens player Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Rice was "take the stairs." His co-host Steve Doocy quipped, "The message is, when you're in a an elevator, there's a camera." On today's show, Kilmeade addressed the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2014

TMZ Releases Video Of Ray Rice Punching Then-Fiancée Janay Palmer Out Cold [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 2:45p.m.: The Baltimore Ravens terminated their contract with Ray Rice today following the release of the video by TMZ.  According to ESPN, the Ravens had no other comment. [ESPN]   TMZ released a video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer out cold during an argument in an elevator. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2014

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is a second incident, he would be banned by the league or a year before he could petition for reinstatement. The policy applies to domestic violence,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

15-Year-Old Girl Plays Dead After Abusive Ex-Uncle Murders Her Whole Family

Here's a story that has me heavy in the heart: Last night in Spring, Texas, a man looking for his ex-wife -- whom he had beaten in the past -- tied up and murdered the ex-wife's sister, brother-in-law, and four of their children "execution-style" after they would not reveal his ex-wife's location. Ron Lee Haskell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2014

Girl Talk: 5 Red Flags That Told Me To Leave

He seemed sweet at first. In fact, he had many sweet moments. But then there was the other stuff … Abusive behavior isn't as simple as we, as a society, want it to be. We often think that the kinds of signs that tell you a man could be abusive are very obvious. We imagine…

By: Meghan Murphy / July 10, 2014

Artwork Depicting Nigella Lawson Being Strangled Is Posted On Her Ex-Husband’s Website

The image of Nigella Lawson with her then-husband's hands around her throat is seared into my memory. If you remember, back in 2013, Lawson and businessman/art gallery owner Charles Saatchi were seated in a London restaurant, arguing, when he placed his hands around her neck as if to choke her. A photographer happened to catch…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2014

This Is How A Small Town In Arkansas Failed A Domestic Violence Victim

My friend Melissa Jeltsen has a piece on The Huffington Post about how the local criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Laura Aceves, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend. When she was killed, her ex had been out on bail for two prior attacks on Aceves, including aggravated assault; he had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2014

PurrVerse: I Don’t Need Male Protection, Thanks

Women are given mixed messages on a regular basis. We’re told that we’re shattering glass ceilings and are independent ladies, while at the same time we’re told we’re a mess barely keeping ourselves together. Just today I got a Facebook advert demanding my attention so I can discover the newest fad diet that doesn’t really…

By: Kitty Stryker / June 12, 2014

8 Warning Signs A Partner Doesn’t Respect You

Amelia recently sent me a link to a Tumblr that will absolutely gut you. It's called When Women Refuse and it collects news article about women who became victims of violence after they tried to leave a male partner or rejected sexual advances. We know that violence is fundamentally about control and therefore the most dangerous time…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

Maren Sanchez, 16, Stabbed To Death In Connecticut After Allegedly Turning Down Prom Invite

A 16-year-old girl named Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death by a male classmate in a Milford, Connecticut, high school today, allegedly after she turned down an invitation to the junior prom tonight. Sanchez was a junior and Honor Society student at Jonathan Law High School. Students told the Connecticut Post that she was asked to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Tech CEO Will Serve No Jail Time For Hitting Girlfriend 117 Times

Tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal faces no jail time after pleading guilty to domestic violence and battery for beating his girlfriend. Chahal was filmed on a home security video hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times over the course of 30 minutes, during which he said reportedly said four times that he would kill her. [Huffington

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

Columbus Short (AKA Harrison On “Scandal”) Accused By Wife Of Threatening Murder/Suicide

Columbus Short, what are you doing? The wife of the "Scandal" star — who plays Olivia Pope's right-hand man Harrison — filed for divorce on Tuesday and accused him of threatening a murder/suicide.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term"domestic violence" should be broadly interpreted to include more than just physical force. (Not surprisingly, Justice Scalia just doesn't get why.) As Vice President Joe Biden has noted, gun

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2014

Reeva Steenkamp’s Texts To Oscar Pistorius Weeks Before He Killed Her Are Totally Disturbing: “I’m Scared Of You Sometimes”

Today the prosecution rested its case in the trial of South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, on Valentine's Day 2013. Steenkamp, a model, was found shot several times through the locked bathroom door in Pistorius' home; he claimed that he accidentally shot her, thinking she wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2014

Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years In Prison For Firing “Warning Shot”

Florida's State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a "warning shot" in the direction of her estranged husband and his two kids. In August 2010, Alexander's husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone and got so enraged that he strangled her neck…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

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. Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, and shoved…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2013
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