Posts Tagged domestic violence

Why is Florida State Attorney Angela Corey trying to put Marissa Alexander back in jail?

Sigh.  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 officer, but Corey, who seems to have it out for Alexander, is going ahead with the motion.

Sigh.  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 ...

Quick hit: When intimate partner violence and anti-choice violence collide

When 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 on a public stage. In The Seattle Times, Mercedes Sanchez, communications and education director at the clinic, writes about the too-rarely-discussed connection between abusive relationships and pregnancy:

Pregnancy is often the focus of reproductive coercion. Abusers may see pregnancy as a way to further control a woman and to establish a lifetime connection. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one ...

When 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 ...

Domestic violence survivor: “I was shot with my own gun.”

Despite what conservatives want people to think, as I’ve written before, guns are not rape prevention tools, and they also make it more dangerous for people who are suffering at the hands of the domestic abuser. Statistics show that guns don’t make you safer in domestic abuse situations. They actually have the opposite effect: abusers who have access to a gun are seven times more likely to kill their partners.

Christy Salters Martin, a former boxer, was shot with a gun which she had for her own protection. 

Despite what conservatives want people to think, as I’ve written before, guns are not rape prevention tools, and they also make it more dangerous for people who are suffering at the hands of the domestic ...

Marissa Alexander

Instead of freedom, Marissa Alexander gets new trial date

Marissa Alexander, the black Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot against her abusive husband, will get a new trial this spring. But her supporters were calling for the charges to be dropped altogether.

As we’ve previously covered, Alexander had a restraining order against her husband when he yelled, “Bitch, I will kill you!” and charged toward her during the incident in 2010. She fired a single shot into the ceiling, and no one was hurt. The sentence Alexander received would seem absurdly harsh in general, but especially since we’re talking about Florida here, where the right to “stand your ground” apparently applies to aggressors ...

Marissa Alexander, the black Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot against her abusive husband, will get a new trial this spring. But her supporters were calling ...

New study shows 76% of women have never been asked about domestic violence in a medical exam

A new national study done by the Verizon Foundation and More Magazine reveals that 76 percent of women say they have never been asked about domestic violence in a medical exam. And while 44 percent of women experience domestic violence, doctors seems to be overlooking a critical detail in their patient’s physical well being.

Domestic violence impacts every part of a survivor’s health and it’s shocking that it’s not part of the routine list of questions. The study shows that women who have survived abuse have higher rates of chronic health problems (like asthma, diabetes, digestive disease, etc.). Doctors need to ask the right questions.

A new national study done by the Verizon Foundation and More Magazine reveals that 76 percent of women say they have never been asked about domestic violence in a medical exam. And while 44 percent ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Ann’s gender-reversed parody: A response to Emily Yoffe.

Breast cancer stigmas in Uganda.

“When does an Academic become a Whore?”

Spike Jonze and Her: Who are we writing out of the future?

Apparently, women aren’t equal when it comes to corporate crime.

Oh that’s me. That’s us, that’s us, that’s me, thank God, that’s us.”

Ann’s gender-reversed parody: A response to Emily Yoffe.

Breast cancer stigmas in Uganda.

“When does an Academic become a Whore?”

Spike Jonze and Her: Who are we writing out of the future?

Apparently, women ...

#31forMARISSA campaign going strong

It is day 18 of #31forMARISSA, the national letter writing campaign co-organized by Esther Armah and Mariame Kaba and featuring letters written by men to Marissa Alexander, the black Florida woman currently serving a 20 year prison sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. The campaign has taken the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to engage men on issues of violence, misogyny, abuse, criminal justice, and more, while showing support for the incarcerated Alexander. The letters have been collected at theSWAGspot Tumblr, Ebony.com, and Alternet. There are eighteen so far, coming from men of all different backgrounds.

It is day 18 of #31forMARISSA, the national letter writing campaign co-organized by Esther Armah and Mariame Kaba and featuring letters written by men to Marissa Alexander, the black Florida woman currently serving a 20 year ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

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How to check your gender bias.

Frozen embryos: do you know where your children are?

“Being a musician/rockstar/whatever is pretty fucking impossible.”

Fighting the wrong mommy wars.

“I’m a Girl.”

On the uphill battle for women and girls in STEM.

“Imagine a woman actively in labor. Now imagine her handcuffed.”

Wendy Davis is in the building, y’all.

The limits of the “female-fronted” band.

Presumed incompetent.

The grossest advertising strategy of all time.

“I was a domestic violence counselor and still ended up in an abusive relationship.”

The cost of Gandhi’s “experiments.”

Was the

Where to get baby food and formula during the shutdown.

How to check your gender bias.

Frozen embryos: do you know where your children are?

“Being a musician/rockstar/whatever is pretty fucking ...

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