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Fifth Vanderbilt Student Arrested For Alleged Role In Gang Rape

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  • 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 been arrested and charged with rape. Vanderbilt has suspended Boyd from the football team pending further investigation. Additionally, two California men not affiliated with the team were arrested for tampering with evidence. [ABC News, CBS News] Keep reading »

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Is Behaving Like A Textbook Abuser

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Charles Saatchi releases douchey statement about Nigella divorce. Read More »
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Nigella Lawson photographed being choked by her husband. Read More »
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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 he was only grasping Lawson’s neck, while she was crying, to get her attention.

Their divorce was finalized last month. Lawson has not made a public statement regarding the abuse or the divorce and apparently has not been in contact with Saatchi either.  Now Saatchi is reportedly begging the celebrity chef to take him back and threatening to hurt himself if she won’t acknowledge him. You know, basic textbook abuser stuff.

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

"You Deserve Rape" Sign
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An Arizona college is totally cool with a student holding this sign. Read More »
UNC Investigated
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Retaliation complaint by UNC rape survivor sparks federal investigation. Read More »
I Was Raped
An account of sexual assault at Amherst College. Read More »
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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. Keep reading »

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

I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
Violence Is Everywhere
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One in three women will be abused by partners in their lifetimes. Read More »
Domestic Violence Advice
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... from a prosecutor who has seen it all. Read More »
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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 in the house. Keep reading »

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

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  • 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 Henrietta Lacks, the low-income Black woman who died of cancer in 1951 and whose cells have been used for scientific research ever since. [NBC News]
  • Check out this apology letter that American Airlines sent a woman after a member of their air hostess staff hassled her for breastfeeding her baby on a flight. (They realize hungry babies scream, right?) [Jezebel] Keep reading »

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

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India's Rape Culture
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Too many women and girls are dying. Read More »
  • 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 succumbed to burns on over 70 percent of her body. So far, only one 18-year-old suspect has been arrested. [Huffington Post]
  • The Pentagon plans to debut a new series of sexual assault policies soon, but they will also be forced to follow new procedures in this year’s defense bill. [Politico]
  • A 10th woman has come forward accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. Filner, who has publicly admitted to having a problem mistreating women but denied that it’s sexual harassment, recently announced he would undergo therapy. [Salon]
  • On why it’s not easy for black female celebrities like Raven-Symone to come out of the closet. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Lesbian Couple Attacked In Austin, Texas

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  • 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 Senate for approval. [WECT]
  • New York City police officer Peter Ciollo has been arrested for giving a minor alcohol and attempted rape after he was caught having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl.  In NYC, the age of consent is 17.  Ciollo, who is 29 and married, is accused of giving the girl booze, letting her drive his car around a parking lot, showing her pornography, and then sexually assaulting her. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

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

Saudi Women On Bikes
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... but only she is wearing an abaya and accompanied by a man. Read More »
Women-Only Cities
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Saudi Arabia is planning "women-only cities." Read More »
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The King of Saudi Arabia declares women can vote. Read More »
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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. Keep reading »

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

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Nigella Lawson photographed being choked by her husband. Read More »
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Charles Saatchi was seen choking Nigella Lawson for 27 minutes. Read More »
CNN Suggests Nigella "Weak"
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CNN says Nigella Lawson looks "weak" regarding the abuse scandal. Read More »
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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 later, Saatchi released a public statement calling it a “playful tiff” and claiming, “I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasize my point.” Lawson left the couple’s home three weeks ago and has stayed silent in the press.

This weekend, Saatchi announced he is divorcing his wife because — get this — he is “disappointed” she did not stand up for him. Keep reading »

Frisky By The Numbers: Intimate Partner Violence Is Everywhere

I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
I Was Date Raped
Amelia was date raped in college by a guy she liked. Read More »
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Sir Patrick Stewart Meets And Embraces Domestic Violence Victim
Sir Patrick Stewart meets and embraces domestic violence victim. Read More »
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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 sexual attack from an intimate partner. Of course, we so often don’t see the how widespread violence against women can be because victims are fearful and ashamed to come forward. If you or someone you know needs support for dealing with intimate partner violence, you can contact RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  [NBC News]

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