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Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

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  • The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not ¬†supposed to be able to legally acquire the murder weapon on Armslist.com, but was able to purchase it by paying an extra $200. [Think Progress]
  • Female avatars in the video game Second Life are more likely to be dressed in skin-revealing clothing, according to a study of 400 avatars. [Geekosystem]
  • Find out how Stanford University is bridging the gender gap in the computer sciences. [TechCrunch] Keep reading »

Where Are They Now? “The Real World: San Francisco” Edition

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8 reality stars with real-life drug addictions. Read More »
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You may remember Puck from “The Real World San Francisco,” which aired way back in 1994, when the show didn’t take place in a hot tub and reality TV was still considered “real.” We always had really low hopes for the bike messaging, nose-picking, homophobic, anti-Semitic, hygiene hating, trash-talking bad boy of the season, which he ultimately fulfilled.

According to TMZ, Puck, real name David Rainey, has been locked up in a California prison for stalking a woman. While the details of the crime are still unclear, it appears that he pleaded no contest to stalking the same woman back in 2010, received two years in prison, got out early and then stalked her again, violating the restraining order. Great work, Puck!

Meanwhile, Rachel Campos, who made out with Puck during the season (eww!), ended up marrying “Road Rules: All Stars” alum Sean Duffy. They live in Wisconsin and have six kids. Good call, Rachel. [TMZ]

Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Abuse Registry?
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Should there be a registry for people who commit DV? Read More »
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You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new pilot program called “Clare’s Law,” spearheaded by the father of a woman murdered by her abusive partner and set to go into effect this summer, getting a cool reception?  Keep reading »

What Does CDC’s New Data About Sexual Assault Reveal?

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This date rape PSA has been accused of blaming the victim. Read More »
Rape Jokes On Facebook
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Joking about raping women is cool with Facebook. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
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The Centers For Disease Control released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey yesterday and the findings throw a fork in many common perceptions surrounding sexual assault and its victims. Contrary to the stereotype that a rape victim is “some slut in a bar,” the demographics found to be at the highest risk for sexual assault were preteen boys and adolescent girls. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Selena Gomez Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker

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  • It’s not just Beliebers going after Selena Gomez: the 19-year-old singer has gotten a restraining order against a 46-year-old man who says God has told him to kill her. Thomas Brodnicki has a history of mental illness, stalking and criminal threats and has showed up at the singer’s workplace three times already. Selena’s restraining order forbids this creep from getting within 100 yards of her, her parents and her assistant.¬†[Los Angeles Times]
  • Kate Bosworth opens up about her split with Orlando Bloom and how it caused her “actual vertigo.” Poor thing. [Us Weekly]
  • Penn Badgley from “Gossip Girl” knows a lot of people hate him for being cast in the Jeff Buckley biopic. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

5 Weird, Crazy Things I Have Done With Facebook

Facebook! I love it. I hate it. Sometimes I need a martini and a break from it. But let the record show, that Facebook has brought me many joys, sometimes cookies (more on that in a sec), and occasionally allowed me to reconnect with my 7th grade crush. Who is now an evangelical self-published author. After the jump, all of the creative ways I’ve used Facebook, that I really recommend. Keep reading »

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