Posts Tagged abuse

Powerful anti-domestic violence PSA tells women #dontcoveritup

*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 need to hear this message–Luke’s other tutorials have garnered more than 140 million views–and hopefully the jarring and simple message will get them to click to Refuge website, share the video with their friends, and start opening up about an issue that’s heartbreakingly common and all-too-often shrouded in silence.

Luke, who used to be in an abusive relationship herself, said, “To open up and be honest ...

*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 ...

Charlie Sheen to be roasted by Comedy Central. Wait, what?

Charlie Sheen’s media tour of “look at what a trainwreck I am, I don’t give a fuck, who cares, I’m Charlie Sheen” is the tour that just won’t quit. While he is out of the public eye for the most part in the last few months, let us not forget the loud splash he made with his appalling NBC Dateline interview that thrust him into the spotlight for his drug addiction, woman abuse and made him lose his TV deal for “Two and a half men.” So what, whatever, let the past be the past–he’s not here now, why should we care?

Well, Comedy Central wants to have the last laugh by roasting him in one of their infamous ...

Charlie Sheen’s media tour of “look at what a trainwreck I am, I don’t give a fuck, who cares, I’m Charlie Sheen” is the tour that just won’t quit. While he is out of the public eye ...

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On Time’s “Courageous” Cover.

I have been stewing over the implications of TIME’s decision to run the face of a mutilated Afghani woman on the cover of the magazine to raise awareness about women’s rights in Afghanistan. Many have applauded TIME’s decision to do this calling it courageous and effective, all while recognizing this is also a cheap plea for magazine sales. I am taking issue specifically with the use of the image on the cover, not the article itself which was not available online in its entirety (but trust I will steal my dad’s copy of TIME asap). My inquiry is two fold: first, the assumption that military presence in Afghanistan has made women’s rights better is a complicated one that ...

I have been stewing over the implications of TIME’s decision to run the face of a mutilated Afghani woman on the cover of the magazine to raise awareness about women’s rights in Afghanistan. Many have applauded ...

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