violence against women act

Formal protections against harassment in housing put in place on anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was especially excited about the nuisance guideline, as some cities currently punish renters who call 911 by evicting them.

Lauren Holter | September 13, 2016 - 5:05 pm

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

Congress Passes The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.

Newser | February 28, 2013 - 4:30 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

Here Are The 22 Senators Who Voted Against The Violence Against Women Act

Sorry if this is ruining your perfectly fine Wednesday, but we thought we’d bring this asshattery to your attention. The Senate voted in favor of the Violence Against Women Act

Julie Gerstein | February 13, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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

The 8 Jerks Who Opposed The Violence Against Women Act

Were you running low on haterade? Not sure where to direct your unfettered ragecakes? Gather round, I’ve got someplace to direct your vitriol! Meet the eight senators who opposed

Julie Gerstein | February 5, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced In Congress

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was reintroduced in the Senate this week. House Republicans blocked VAWA, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Tucker Carlson Unable To Distinguish Domestic Abuse From Combat

Tucker Carlson, editor of the Daily Caller, has pried upon a contradiction in the Obama administration’s stance on women. Obama wants to stop women from being assaulted, but it is…

NYMag.com | January 24, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Republicans Block Renewal Of The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans have blocked the Violence Against Women Act, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994. GOP legislators balked at VAWA’s inclusions for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rep. Gwen Moore Shares Her Own Rape Story Before Congress (NSFW)

While pushing for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) recounted the story of her own sexual assault as a child and rape as a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm