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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. More »


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… More »


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. … More »


“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.

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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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


“Hey Baby”: Women Kill Men Who Sexually Harass Them In New Video Game

Riddle me this: are the people who design video games all messed up and demented? A new video game called “Hey Baby” lets a female avatar run around with a gun, shooting men who sexually harass her with the usual obnoxious crap, like “You know you want it!” and “I love you!” When… More »


Is This Starlet’s Ultra Bloody Photoshoot “Art”?

Which starlet released two ultra violent (NSFW!) photos today, calling them art? She shot them for an upcoming book by photographer Tyler Shields called The Dirty Side of Glamor, but to me, there’s nothing glam or sexy about violence against women, suicide, or snuff films. See the pics after the jump… [Amy Grindhouse] … More »


Catfight On The Soccer Field

Ah, Friday. What better day for a catfight video? Only, in this case, the “fight” is actually a “sport,” albeit a game in which the ladies of the Brigham Young University and New Mexico State University University of New Mexico soccer teams exhibit some very unsportsmanlike conduct. Elbow to the solar plexus? Check. Ball… More »


Palestine Kids Show Teaches About Suicide Bombing

Usually, children’s television shows teach kids to treat others nicely—to share toys and be good sports. Generally, they don’t glorify suicide bombing and promote “violent resistance” against Israel. But alas, a horrifying episode of the Palestinian Hamas-run children’s show “Young Pioneers” basically encourages children to become young martyrs. In the episode, two young girls—the daughters… More »


Marilyn Manson Says He Wants To Beat Evan Rachel Wood With A Sledgehammer

I understand that some people despise their ex after a breakup. But Evan Rachel Wood better watch her back. In the new issue of Spin, Marilyn Manson gives a vivid account of how he cut himself with razor blades after their breakup. And he has this to say about Evan: “I have fantasies every day… More »


Sexy Or Sexist? Marie Claire’s Ads Feature Women Holding Their Own Decapitated Heads

These ads caught my eye — which I suppose is exactly what their creators at Brazilian ad agency Publicis had in mind when they created them. The image is arresting, isn’t it? In this provocative ad series, the women appear to be holding their own lopped off heads. The tagline is an odd fit, though. More »


Angelina Jolie Is Too Violent For TV

A British watchdog group has deemed the TV commercial for the “Wanted” DVD release too violent because its star Angelina Jolie is pictured brandishing pistols and a shotgun. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority says the commercial “could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorizing the use of guns.” Universal Pictures, which released the film,… More »


Babies And Marriage

Even though any parent will tell you (hopefully) that their children are the lights of their life, having kids will make a marriage less lovely, at least for a bit. A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that couples experience a serious drop in marital satisfaction in their first year of being… More »


Female Fighting Increases In The U.K.

Have you ever gotten into a fight? Amelia says she has “unfortunately” never been in one, and I haven’t either. Well, except for a couple with my sisters, but that doesn’t count because they’re family. Young people these days, however, are a little more rambunctious than we were in our teenage years. According to statistics… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Carla Bruni’s Increasing Value, Video Games, And A Sick Hamster

A nude photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy from 1993 sold at Christie’s auction house yesterday for $91,000 — more than 20 times its expected price. And Carla has improved her Amazon.com sales rank significantly since we first reported on her relationship with Nicolas. Back in December, her album No Promises was 12,718, while… More »


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