violence

Sexual Harassment In The Service Industry Is So Common That It Can Start Feeling Normal

Though I work in an industry that is notorious for sexual harassment and male dominated power dynamics, the problem of normalizing unwanted sexual behavior extends far beyond restaurants. More »


A Man Shot A Three Year Old Girl After Being Rejected By Her Mother

This past Sunday, a man in Memphis shot at a woman and her three year old child after the woman refused his advances.  Local authorities report that the incident occurred after the mother of the girl, who is currently in critical condition, tried to escape a confrontation with the man. Angered by her rejection, the man… More »


Republican Operative Says Trump Campaign Manager Called Her a “F–king B—h”

Just when you think the Trump campaign can’t possibly get any more insane and vitriolic, it adds one more unsurprising notch of hateful discriminatory bullshit to it’s roster.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager is the perfect example of how violent it has really gotten.

A regional field director for the fiscally… More »


More Violence On The Trump Trail As Campaign Manager Allegedly Assaults A Breitbart Reporter

Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields has accused Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, of assaulting her on Tuesday night, when she tried to ask Trump a question about affirmative action during a press conference in Florida. Ben Terris of the Washington Post has corroborated her story:
As security parted the masses to giveMore »


Fire At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Washington State Was Arson

Weeks after a major anti-abortion demonstration took place at a Washington State Planned Parenthood clinic, a fire broke out early Friday morning. As if they didn’t have enough to deal with.

At no surprise to anyone, the fire has been ruled arson by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Fox’s Keith Ablow: Men Can Punch Women In The Face Because We Let Girls Play Sports

Logic! More »


No, Jaylen Fryberg Was Not Mentally Ill

Radar is calling it “shocking” and “bizarre” that Jaylen Fryberg’s friends and classmates miss him, that they have good things to say about him, and that they’ve built a memorial for him by the memorials for his victims at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School fence. Late last week, Fryberg shot and killed one classmate and seriously… More »


Man Murders Mother Of Three For Rejecting His Advances

Mary “Unique” Spears, a 27-year-old mother of three, had just left the funeral of a relative on Saturday when a man she’d never met began harassing her under the guise of wanting to ask her out. She was on her way to the Joe Louis Post rental hall in Detroit to continue memorial services with… More »


This Domestic Gun Violence PSA Is Hard To Watch, But It’s So Important

When gun violence is addressed, the first thing that comes to mind are horrific mass shootings, but one of the most common victims of gun violence are women with abusive partners. Abused women are five times more likely to be murdered by their abuser if the abuser owns a gun, and more than half of… More »


2 Dead In Nevada Middle School Shooting

Details remain sparse, but Nevada police say two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7am local time this morning. The shooter is among the dead, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, and Sparks’ city manager says the shooter was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two more people have been… More »


RIP Society: 8-Year-Old Black Boy In Texas Shot In Face By White Man While Playing Tag

An eight-year-old boy in Dallas, Texas, was shot in the face on Tuesday in yet another horrific act of gun violence. Donald Maiden, Jr. was allegedly playing tag around an apartment complex when he was shot by 46-year-old Brian Cloninger. Police “have not been able to determine a motive,” Raw Story reported. Cloninger, who was… More »


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… More »


Bryan Cranston Admits That He Once Fantasized About Killing An Ex-Girlfriend

“What happened to Walt is something I related to … If I’m truly honest with myself. I’ve come to realize that I think everybody is capable of [transforming into a villain]. If you came into a condition where you were under tremendous stress. And if I knew what buttons to push that threatened you and… More »


“One Billion Rising” Empowers Incarcerated Men & Women To Break The Cycle Of Violence

Aside from it being Valentine’s Day, February 14 was also the day of the One Billion Rising campaign, which aims to end violence against women. Violence is cyclical, so it should be no surprise that many incarcerated women and men were also once victims of physical, emotional and sexual violence at some point in their… More »


True Story: A Subway Car Full Of People Watched A Woman Assault A Man And Did Nothing

When you live in New York City, it’s impossible not to find yourself inadvertently in the middle of someone else’s crazy. Sometimes it’s a domestic dispute and sometimes it’s a person in the throes of a psychotic break — either due to mental illness or substance use. You learn to assess these situations as best… More »


The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your “Man Card” if you get caught engaging in unmanly activities like being scared, doing what your girlfriend wants to do sometimes, enjoying a song by a woman, or drinking the wrong kind of… More »


Girl Talk: How A Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned To Fear Assault Weapons

I love guns. I’m from West Texas — most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love.

I vacillate between the high sixties and the mid eighties, which is good for a woman who only gets to shoot trap once a year. I keep about the same record as my father,… More »


“Bad Barbies” Girl Gang Terrorizing The Bronx

There’s a girl gang called the “Bad Barbies” in The Bronx who are an offshoot of a larger Latino gang throughout New York City. Hmm, ladies, this is not the sort of gender equality we support. [New York Post]
The New York Times had an in-depth piece this weekend about the town of… More »


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