Tag Archives: intimate partner violence

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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“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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A tipping point on gender-based violence in South Africa?

TweetA number of recent articles have suggested that February 2013 will go down in history as the month when South Africa finally began an earnest fight against epidemic intimate partner and gender-based violence. Femicide is no rare occurrence in the country, but in the last three weeks two particularly brutal, high-profile murders have captured media [...]
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Dear Prudence: How should I respond to your rape denialism?

Tweet*Trigger warning* Dear Prudence, I have this problem I’m hoping you can help me with. I’m a 22-year-old feminist blogger and sometimes I read this Slate advice column by Emily Yoffe—you, actually—who just wrote yet another column dismissing a woman’s alleged rape because of her drinking. What should I do? Last week, you published a [...]
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Quick Hit: The NYT on restorative justice

TweetPaul Tullis has a haunting piece in the New York Times on the role of forgiveness in the criminal justice system–explored through the aftermath of a devastating murder of a young woman, Ann Grosmaire, by her boyfriend Conor McBridge. The long article is a really tough read, but I appreciate that Tullis explores restorative justice [...]
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