Tag Archives: domestic violence

The L.A. Kings tweet rape joke

TweetLast night during the NHL playoffs, Kevin Ryder, a radio show host live tweeted the game between the L.A. Kings and San Jose Sharks, and thought it would be hilarious to tweet out a rape joke. The L.A. Kings swiftly tweeted out an apology but seriously folks we’ve got to do better with the jokes [...]
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Here’s “The Ex” shooting target that Zombie Industries sells

Tweet*Trigger warning* At the National Rifle Association convention this past weekend, vendor Zombie Industries was asked to remove a shooting target that looks like President Obama. The company sells more than a dozen mannequins that “bleed” when shot, and as it states on its website, “to discriminate against Women by not having them represented in our product selection [...]
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In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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“Beer should be like violence: domestic”

Tweet The bad news: Apparently, nobody at the Roots Bistro in Houston, Texas thought there was anything wrong with posting this sign over the weekend. The good news: The internet instantly taught them otherwise and the sign was taken down within 10 minutes. Even more good news: The restaurant’s manager seemed sincerely apologetic: ”Everyone makes mistakes. We completely [...]
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What happens when women are “illegal”?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America. Earlier this week, the Associated Press made the decision to drop the [...]
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