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…

Katie Klabusich | September 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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.


Anonymous | September 9, 2014 - 11:30 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2014 - 10:30 am

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]

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Meghan Murphy | July 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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

Kitty Stryker | June 12, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2013 - 5:30 pm
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