Posts tagged "violence against women"

The Standard Hotel Comes Under Fire For Trivializing Violence Against Women In Their Latest Ad Campaign

Sorry, André Balazs, but The Standard is maybe the least “edgy” boutique hotel chain of all time. Sure, it’s got the name recognition, the possibility of a celebrity sighting (or reality television star, same thing), the luxurious atmosphere, the astronomical price tag … but edgy, or even niche, it is not. And even if it…

Rachel Krause / August 27, 2013

Photojournalism Intern, 22, Gang Raped In Mumbai, India

A 22-year-old photojournalism intern in Mumbai (Bombay), India, was brutally gang raped by five men last night, as her male friend was violently attacked. It’s yet another shocking act of sexual violence against women in India — a country fraught with high-profile acts of sexual violence against women and girls over the past year, several…

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

Fifth Vanderbilt Student Arrested For Alleged Role In Gang Rape

A fifth Vanderbilt football player has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the gang rape of a 21-year-old female student in a college dorm this past June. Chris Boyd has been charged with taking part in attempting to cover up the sexual assault by giving advice to his four teammates who have already…

Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2013

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Is Behaving Like A Textbook Abuser

Just over a month ago, Nigella Lawson’s husband announced the couple would divorce and released a douchey statement condemning his soon-to-be ex-wife. See, Charles Saatchi was upset that after he was photographed choking his wife inside a London restaurant, she did not publicly to defend him. He claimed to “abhor” violence against women and explained…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2013

Four Former Vanderbilt Football Players Indicted For Alleged Rape Of Unconscious Woman

Four former players for the Vanderbilt University football team were indicted on Friday for the alleged rape of an unconscious female student this past June. The Nashville college dismissed the four young men and barred them from campus while the investigation is underway.

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2013

Florida Man Murders Wife, Posts Photo Of Her Dead Body On Facebook

What the fucking fuck?! All domestic violence is horrible. This domestic violence incident has an extra layer of horribleness: Derek Medina of Miami, Florida, fatally shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, 26, and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook.  Especially terrifying is that all this happened while Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter was i…

Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2013

Republicans Put Out “Game” In Which The Purpose Is To Slap Hillary Clinton

An anti-Hillary Clinton Republican Super PAC called The Hillary Project put out a Flash-animation “game” on their website in which the player slaps Clinton across the face. When did America start turning into a real-life version of “Idiocracy”? [Raw StoryUltraViolet]
The National Institute of Health has finally made good with the family of…

Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2013

11-Year-Old Indian Girl Set On Fire, Dies Resisting Rape

An 11-year-old girl in India died after she was set on fire for resisting a sexual assault. The youngster was hassled by kids while she was trying to go to the bathroom; when she tried to get away from them, two men reportedly doused her in kerosene and set her on fire. She eventually…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Lesbian Couple Attacked In Austin, Texas

A lesbian couple was assaulted and taunted with anti-gay slurs in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night by 10 men. Only one perpetrator has been caught so far. [Chicago Tribune]
North Carolina’s House of Representatives advanced a new version of a bill restricting abortion access in the state. It now heads to the state…

Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2013

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Helping Abused Woman

A Saudi Arabian judge will hear an appeal on Friday from two women’s rights activists who were sentenced to 10 months in prison apiece for trying to help a woman they thought was being abused — or as the woman’s husband saw it, encouraging her to defy her his authority.

Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2013

Nigella Lawson And Charles Saatchi Getting Divorced; He Issues Douchey Statement About It

Last month, the world was shocked when pictures surfaced of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being choked by her art collector husband Charles Saatchi in a London restaurant. Over the course of nearly a half hour, Saatchi was photographed squeezing his hands around her throat four times; she was snapped leaving the restaurant crying.  A week…

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013

Frisky By The Numbers: Intimate Partner Violence Is Everywhere

A cold, hard statistic to swallow: one in three women around the world age 15 and older has suffered abuse at the hands of a partner, according to a new study. The journal Science collated 141 studies from 81 countries around the world and found that 30 percent of women have experienced a physical or…

Not This Crap Again: CNN Says Nigella Lawson Looks “Weak,” “Subservient” Regarding Abuse Photos

It’s not exactly a secret that CNN needs some help covering violence against women issues correctly. Remember when the Steubenville gang rape verdict was handed out and CNN was sooo worried about the poor young men whose lives had been ruined?

Well, looks like they still need some help. In a clip where…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

TMZ Publishes Photos Of Evelyn Lozada Bleeding After Chad Ochocinco Assault

Nearly a year ago, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence after he headbutted his new wife Evelyn Lozada. She hastily filed for divorce, just six weeks after their wedding. Ochocinco received only 12 months of probation and DV classes for the assault. He has been sentenced to 30 days in jail — but that…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Rightwing British Politician Tweets Sexual Joke About Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Abuse

Today in RIP Society: the chairman of Britain’s far-right political party the British National Party tweeted an inappropriately sexual comment about those pictures showing art collector Charles Saatchi choking his wife, celeb chef Nigella Lawson, at a London restaurant.

What’s even more offensive is a follow-up tweet where … well … you just…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2013

UPDATE: Nigella Lawson Photographed Being Choked By Husband Charles Saatchi In Restaurant

UPDATE, 1:30p.m. — In a statement to the UK’s Standard newspaper, where Charles Saatchi is a columnist, he claimed the couple was having a “playful tiff” and said he was only holding onto her neck to emphasize a point (as you do?):
“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2013

Italian Politician Calls For Colleague Cecile Kyenge To Be Raped

A right-wing female politician in Italy has been kicked out of her party after she called for Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first Black Cabinet member, to be raped. Dolores Valandro wrote her comment on Facebook and has since removed it, claiming it was a “joke.” Ha … ha? [Huffington PostClutch Magazine]
Nitza Quinones Alejandro…

Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

Noted Humanitarian Chris Brown Launches Campaign To Encourage “Love”

Chris Brown’s new single, “They Don’t Know” is expected to drop sometime before his new album, X, is released on July 16. Brown tweeted, “The new single is part of my ‘UNITY CAMPAIGN’ which encourages all races, sexes (everyone) gay or straight to love each other!” Brown also tweeted, “As a young inspiration to all type…

Mary Odell / June 14, 2013

5 Things To Know About This Week’s Military Sexual Assault Hearings

This week, the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee tackled the scourge of sexual violence in the military and voted to remove military top brass from their ability to overturn convictions for sexual assault. Yet Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said the hearings were “stunningly bad,” as military leaders were unprepared to respond to…

Mary Odell / June 6, 2013

Facebook Vows To Revisit Policy On Violence Against Women Following Feminist Campaign

Facebook has vowed to update its policy on gender-based hate speech following a successful campaign by feminist media group WAM, in which 15 companies and counting pulled their advertising from Facebook. Activists pointed out to companies how their ads are running alongside content that depicts sexual violence against women. You can read Facebook’s statement on hate…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013