Tag Archives: abuse

Why do we still insist women share responsibility for “provoking” their abuse?

Tweet There’s a particular kind of irony when Whoopi Goldberg, who 29 years ago starred in a film that featured intergenerational domestic violence, makes comments in support of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith regarding the very lenient two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice for knocking his then fiancee unconscious and dragging her into [...]
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NYC mayoral candidate, Christine Quinn, admits past struggle with bulimia and alcohol

TweetIn a very personal revelation Tuesday night, New York City Council Speaker and current candidate for Mayor Christine Quinn admitted to having a past struggle with bulimia for nearly 10 years.  Quinn also admitted she is in recovery from alcoholism. Via Talking Points Memo: New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC. The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country. Both cops involved in Kimani Gray’s murder had already been named in federal lawsuits. The Middle East’s first women’s museum has opened in Dubai. [...]
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Chilling photo essay documents a night of domestic violence

Tweet*Trigger warning* While photographing an ex-convict’s struggle to reintegrate into civilian life, photojournalist Sara Naomi Lewkowicz found herself a witness to domestic violence: I intended to paint a portrait of the catch-22 of being a released ex-convict: even though they are physically free, the metaphorical prison of stigma doesn’t allow them to truly escape. That story [...]
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Powerful anti-domestic violence PSA tells women #dontcoveritup

Tweet*Trigger warning* This new domestic violence PSA from Refuge is pretty chilling/brilliant. The ad, called “How to look your best the morning after,” is launching on YouTube as though it were just another makeup tutorial by the popular British makeup artist Lauren Luke. This is a really smart way to reach the young women who [...]
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