Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

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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Justice for Renisha

TweetI believe that a person who shoots another person in the head should be, at the very least, arrested. I am sickened, heartbroken, enraged, and just plain tired of the violence done to people of colour and to women in this country. I want to live in a country where a person can ask a [...]
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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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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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“Dear Prudence” columnist publishes rape denialism manifesto advising women to “stop getting drunk”

Tweet Emily Yoffe aka Slate advice columnist “Prudence” is a rape denialist. We’ve known this for years because she repeatedly denies clear instances of rape in her advice column. But until she published this morning’s rape denialism manifesto on Slate, lamenting that a “misplaced fear of blaming the victim has made it somehow unacceptable” to warn women of the [...]
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