Posts tagged "violence against women"

Battered Woman Denied Clemency, Faces 15 More Years For Failing To Protect Children

The man who actually abused her and her children served only two years.

Robyn Pennacchia / September 24, 2015

Dr. Dre (Finally) Apologizes For Abusive Past: “I Deeply Regret What I Did”

In the wake of “Straight Outta Compton”‘s box office success and renewed attention on his past abuse of many woman, Dr. Dre has finally apologized for this behavior in a statement to The New York Times:
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

“Because She Laughed At Me”: Killer Explains Why He Shot Family Trying To Help Him

Jesus Deniz shot and killed a Crow couple who tried to help him when he ran out of gas. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 31, 2015

The Soapbox: Professional Sports Doesn’t Care About Women

On Tuesday, the New York Liberty—resident WNBA team at Madison Square Garden—announced that Isiah Thomas would be coming on board as president and part-owner of the team.If that name sounds familiar, it should: Thomas has a long history in basketball, albeit not a glorious once since he transitioned from playing on teams to coaching and…

Turkish Men Marched In Miniskirts For Women’s Rights Over The Weekend

Last week, a Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was viciously murdered at the hands of a bus driver she’d trusted to get her safely home. The 20-year-old reportedly fought against a sexual assault before the driver killed her. He doused Aslan in gasoline, burned her body, and dumped her into a riverbed. Three suspects have been arrested in association with…

Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

NYU Student Filmed Himself Setting A Woman On Fire And Serenading Her

Jaime Castano, a 20-year-old former NYU student is being charged with reckless endangerment and assault for having “allegedly” set fire to the bedding of a sleeping female classmate and then singing to her. “Allegedly” is in quotation marks, because he actually filmed the incident and shared it on Snapchat with a number of friends.

Robyn Pennacchia / January 21, 2015

Asshole Sets Woman’s House On Fire For Rejecting His Advances On Facebook

James Graham, a 37-year-old man from Kentucky, has been indicted on several charges after, police say, he set fire to a woman’s house because she rejected his advances on Facebook.

Apparently, Graham had been leaving comments on 23-year-old Joanie Yount’s Facebook photos, and when she told him she was not interested in him…

Robyn Pennacchia / December 23, 2014

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…

Katie Klabusich / September 12, 2014

What To Do When Someone You Love Stays In An Abusive Relationship

I’ll try to write about this with as little abject fury as possible. Yesterday morning, my Facebook feed was full of sympathetic posts about Janay Rice, some good burgeoning conversations about domestic violence and how it’s been swept under the rug and normalized by our culture — but by the afternoon more than half the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 10, 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 hi…

Anonymous / September 9, 2014

RIP Society: Oklahoma City Police Officer Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 7 Women

To protect and serve, huh? Oklahoma City police arrested fellow cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, yesterday for rape and sexual battery against seven Black women.

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said that an investigation by the sex crimes unit found Holtzclaw assaulted the women while on-duty between February and June of thi…

Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

10 Bicycle Safety Tips For Ladies

Let us turn now to the most important people in our nation: young men who attend elite universities and want to work in law or medicine someday. As a new school year is about to get underway, Bloomberg checked in with these gentlemen about the perils of having sex with their female classmates. Of particular…

Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a “problem” woman. In one panel, a man and woman stand side by side with the caption “Problem?” In the next panel, the man is pushing the woman down and the caption read…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose. On the show “First Take,” Smith and other panelists were discussing Ray Rice, an NFL player who physically assaulted his now-wife and has been suspended…

Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season. Rice faces jail-time for aggravated assault on his wife, Janay Rice. In discussing Rice’s suspension, Smith oh so helpfully turned it around on women, imploring…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually these “witches” are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than superstition being used to justify violence against women. [Washington Post]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 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.

Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2014

U Of Washington Student Vowed To Be “The Next Elliot Rodger”

A University of Washington student was arrested on Saturday afternoon after writing comments online that he intended to be “the next Elliot Rodger” and he would “make sure I kill only women.”…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

8 Things I’ve Learned After Getting Lots Of Emails About Sexual Assault

Last week, The Frisky published an essay by an anonymous writer about her rape. She wrote about the absurdity of columnist George Will’s allegation that being a victim of sexual assault confers certain privileges. Activists have responded to Will’s inane, offensive piece with the hashtag #SurvivorPrivilege, snarkily writing about all the ways that they’ve “benefitted”…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 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…

Kitty Stryker / June 12, 2014
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