Posts tagged "violence against women"

The Soapbox: Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

This post is reprinted from The Huffington Post with the permission of its authors.

What’s the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority…

Emily May and Courtney Young | March 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Minnesota Nursing Home Defends Rapist, Calls 89-Year-Old Victim “A Flirt”

An 89-year-old woman is suing a Minnesota nursing home for punitive damages because she was forced to spend 72 hours in a mental health unit after she reported that she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 2:39 pm

You Can Watch Eve Ensler’s New Short Film Online This Weekend

“The Vagina Monologues” playwright Eve Ensler  has been speaking out about violence against women and girls with her V-Day movement for years. But she took things to a whole new…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Meet The Photographer Who Shot Those Infamous Photos Of Charles Saatchi Choking Nigella Lawson

Calling himself only “Jean Paul,” the photographer who snapped over 1,000 photos over 27 minutes of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson during their now-infamous lunch in London on June 9…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Transgender Woman Cece McDonald To Be Released From Men’s Prison

CeCe McDonald, a transgender Black woman who was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison, will be released. CeCe was attacked in Minneapolis by a group of people…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Woman Posted Bloodied “Selfie” On Facebook After Domestic Violence Attack

On Monday, December 30th, Facebook friends of Kentucky resident Susann Stacy would have seen a post of her bloodied face and the message “Help please anyone.”

Susann had…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Man Forced To Hold “I Beat Women” Sign For 8 Hours After, Well, Beating A Woman

Earlier this month, 20-year-old Alisha Hessler went out clubbing with two male friends, who brought a third male friend with them. At some point in the evening, when that guy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 26, 2013 - 3:30 pm

George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Asks Court To Withdraw Domestic Violence Statement

This summer, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Travyon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed Black teenager. Last month, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

Alleged “Knockout Game” Victim Was Actually Punched In The Face By Her Boyfriend

On November 18, a 23-year-old woman in St. Louis, Missouri, was punched in the face. She told police she was ambushed late at night while she and her boyfriend were…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Alabama Judge To Resentence Rapist Who Got Zero Prison Time

Following an outcry over some complete and utter bullllllshit, an Alabama judge will resentence a convicted rapist who got exactly zero prison time for his crimes. Austin Clem was found…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 6:00 pm

New Smartphone App Offers Help & Resources For Domestic Violence Victims Hidden In Traditional News Reader

You’ll never hear me offer up much praise for Dr. Phil, but his wife, Robin McGraw, is owed some props. Her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, has released a free app…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Renisha McBride’s Parents Speak Out About Murder Charges Against Theodore Wafer

Earlier today we learned about the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against 54-year-old Theodore Wafer in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

On November 2, the Michigan…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Family Stages Rescue Of Kidnapped Bethany Arceneaux From Her Abusive Ex-Boyfriend

It’s an incredible and heartbreaking story: the family of a young woman who was kidnapped last week by her abusive ex-boyfriend confronted him in a stand-off and saved her life.

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2013 - 12:40 pm

RIP Society: Cop Chased, Tasered Woman For Refusing To Show Her Breasts

The police have done some pretty disgusting stuff before but this one takes the cake: A woman alleges Haskell, Arkansas, police officer Brandon Carter showed up at her workplace, demanded…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Treated As Child Abuse: Report

Female genital mutilation (also called female circumcision) should be treated just like child abuse and considered a crime, according to a new report called “Tackling Female Genital Mutilation In The…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Most Women Have Never Been Asked About Domestic Violence By Their Doctors

A whopping 76 percent of women have never been asked about domestic violence during a medical exam, according to a shocking new study from More magazine and the Verizon…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

India Sentences Four Men To Death In Gang Rape Case

The Indian people have spoken: four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman were sentenced to death today.

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Texas Company Apologizes, Burns Tied-Up Woman Decal

The Texas business that made that gross truck decal featuring a woman tied up has apologized, burned the remaining decal, and donated $2,500 to a domestic violence charity. [Huffington Post]…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm

More Details Emerge About Vanderbilt’s Alleged Gang Rape

The arrest of five players on the Vanderbilt football team this summer regarding an alleged gang rape shocked Nashville and college football fans across the nation. The five young men allegedly…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm
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