Tag Archives: domestic violence

How the value put on two-parent families is dangerous for domestic violence survivors

Tweet After studying domestic violence services for a couple years, public health researcher Sara Shoener realized that one of the biggest barriers to survivors safety is the widespread cultural belief that two-parent homes are best–no matter what. She writes the New York Times: I began my research in 2011, the year the Centers for Disease [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Who has the right to self-defense? On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters. Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on the cover of Vogue. The Obama administration has no plans for leniency for unaccompanied migrant children. On Sally Ride: “To be first is [...]
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TweetRemembering Freedom Summer. A woman died in jail while serving a sentence for her kids’ unpaid school fines. Native victims in Alaskan rural communities lack access to domestic violence shelters. Hillary Clinton’s perspective on same-sex marriage has shifted, as it has for many Americans. “Telling girls to ‘cover up’ just as puberty hits teaches them [...]
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The T.I. and Floyd Mayweather fight for patriarchy at Fatburger

TweetT.I. got into a fight. There’s absolutely nothing surprising about that as a news item. T.I. got into a fight with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Now, my interest is piqued. T.I. got into a fight with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. supposedly because Tiny, T.I.’s wife, posted pictures to Instagram after attending Mayweather’s most [...]
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Tweet Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces. Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids. Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL is a big fucking deal. When you’re poor in America, hard work is just not enough.   [...]
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