Posts tagged "violence"

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

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…

By: Claire Hannum / October 8, 2014

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…

By: Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

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 bee…

By: Newser / October 21, 2013

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 wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2013

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…

By: Rachel Krause / August 27, 2013

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 17, 2013

“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…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2013

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 11, 2013

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…

By: Dan Solomon / December 21, 2012

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, who shoot…

By: Haley B. Elkins / December 19, 2012

“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 Steubenville, Ohio,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

True Story: This Morning, I Watched A Man Commit Domestic Violence While Bystanders Did Nothing

This morning, something weird happened: I woke up at 5:30 a.m. as alert as if I had been mainlining espresso. Anyone who knows me knows waking up at even 8 a.m. is a struggle for me. When I couldn't fall back asleep, I got out of bed to shower and do my hair and makeup.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Women’s Experience Of Violence Linked To Risky Sex

Women who've experienced violence — whether it's watching a violent crime or being abused themselves — are more likely to engage in risky sex, according to a new study. The journal Psychology of Violence found that women who've experienced violence are more likely to have unprotected sex and have a high number of sex partners.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

Bangladesh Woman Cuts Off Accused Rapist’s Penis

A 40-year-old woman in Bangladesh cut off the penis of a man she said tried to sexually assault her. She then took it to the local police station as evidence. Damn.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2011

“The Boyfriend Trainer” Video Game Teaches Tweens To Slap Their Boyfriends

Given all the video games that depict women in sexist and degrading roles, it's about time someone made a video game offensive to men. (Sarcasm, people.) Meet "The Boyfriend Trainer," in which a chick "trains" her boyfriend to behave by slapping and tasing him, is wholly inappropriate to be marketed to impressionable tween girls. And…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2011

Sarah Palin Lashes Out At Media After Gabrielle Giffords Shooting In Tucson

Sarah Palin has lashed out at critics who say her at-times violence-tinged political rhetoric influenced Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot 14 people this weekend in Tuscon, Arizona, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. "After the shocking tragedy, I listened puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements of those attempting to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Remembering Christina Green, 9, Victim Of Tucson Shooting

A remembrance of Tucson, Arizona shooting victim, nine-year-old Christina Green, who had recently won a seat on her student council and just wanted to meet her local politician, Gabrielle Giffords. (Randomly, Christina is the cousin of "One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush.) [Ms. Magazine] Miss England beauty queen Katrina Hodge is deploying for her second…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot In The Head In Tucson, Arizona

Gabrielle Giffords, a congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head this morning outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, by a white male in his mid-20s. Witnesses said she and members of her staff were greeting the public when a gunman approached her from behind and shot into her head. He reportedly fired…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2011

Quotable: Jessica Alba Says Violence In “The Killer Inside Me” Is Actually Responsible

"It’s a Jim Thompson novel about a sociopathic killer who’s a coward! I think the detail that went into the killing of the women is actually showing how weak he is, because he’s preying on the people who loved him the most. I think a lot of people also want everything to be shiny happy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2010
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