Tag Archives: domestic violence

SCOTUS recognizes expansive definition of domestic violence

TweetIt’s been a rough year at the Supreme Court for feminists. The Justices curtailed voting rights; Baby Veronica was separated from her father; the Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate arguments on Tuesday didn’t seem to go our way. But a distinctly feminist decision on domestic violence (DV) law, written by Justice Sotomayor and issued on Wednesday, [...]
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Marissa Alexander now could face 60 years in prison for defending herself

TweetThe state of Florida seems determined to punish Marissa Alexander for defending herself. You may recall that in the fall, the black mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into a wall to scare off her abusive husband, was granted a retrial. She was released, after three years in [...]
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White House launches a new task force to end rape on campus

Tweet Wednesday, the White House Counsel on Women and Girls and the Office of the Vice President released a report and launched a new initiative to end rape on college campuses. Due in no small part to the hard work of campus activists, like our own Alexandra and Wagatwe, the president says his administration is focused [...]
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Why is Florida State Attorney Angela Corey trying to put Marissa Alexander back in jail?

TweetSigh.  Marissa Alexander was finally released after years in prison, but State’s Attorney Angela Corey just moved to revoke her bond on the grounds that she left her home in violation of the terms of her release to go shopping with friends and family.  Alexander’s attorney maintains that she had the permission of the supervising corrections [...]
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Quick hit: When intimate partner violence and anti-choice violence collide

TweetWhen a Washington State abortion clinic received a bomb threat earlier this year, they figured it was anti-choice violence, trying to shut the clinic down to stop people from having abortions. In fact, it was one man trying to stop one woman – his partner – from having an abortion. It was intimate partner violence [...]
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