Tag Archives: domestic violence

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

TweetDespite 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 [...]
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Instead of freedom, Marissa Alexander gets new trial date

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

TweetA 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 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.” [...]
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