Tag Archives: intimate partner violence

The Language of Possession

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Jeanann Verlee. Jeanann is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker based in New York City. The possession of bodies is a trickle-down, systemic problem that has rendered much of our population with what amounts to, and arguably is, PTSD. Brown bodies have been possessed by white [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Trigger Warning: KU students talk about violence on campus. SCOTUS must affirm pregnant workers’ right to equal treatment. Most domestic abuse suspects keep playing. The Taliban militants behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai have been arrested. “80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped [...]
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How to know that you hate women

TweetHere’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise. There is no other explanation. There is [...]
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Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

TweetAnother professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area” on the woman’s the face. Oden was apparently calm and cooperative, telling the police [...]
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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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