nfl
It’s you. It’s all you. It’s not me.
domestic violence
domestic violence
I don't know when the abuse started because it's not a subject that I ask her about very often, but I'm pretty sure he hit her while she was pregnant. What I do know is that I was just six months old the first time he hit me.
abuse
Artist/activist Chuck D’s recent comments about the NFL’s Ray Rice and domestic violence reveal the multilayered tradition of sexism within hip hop, even in the so-called good old days.
in

Sep 12, 2014 at 3:30pm | 50 comments

janay rice
It’s so much more complicated than “she’s stupid for staying.” None of us deserved it. Not one of us, you heard?
weekend
My own attempts to challenge sexism within the sport have often been met with hostility. TRIGGER WARNING: descriptions of domestic and sexual assault.
spousal rape
“I’m divorcing you,” I told him, when he was finished having his way with me.
domestic violence
People may agree that it’s never, under any circumstances, even remotely OK to assault a woman, “porn stars” are somehow exempt from this creed.
domestic abuse
What D.L. Hughley did on his radio show went past misogyny and into psychological abuse.
crime
The South African athlete's current murder trial is both captivating and horrifying. Ever been fixated on any trials or criminal cases?
domestic violence
Real love between two healthy people respects boundaries, shares the burden of blame when things go wrong, and works to find a way to work things out without verbal abuse or rage.
nfl
21 NFL teams carried at least one player with domestic violence or assault charges on their rosters during the 2012 season.
horrible
And as if that weren't traumatizing and despicable enough, Facebook waited FIVE HOURS to take the picture down. I just ... can't even.
legal system
I snapped, and I punched him in the arm. I kept punching him until we were struggling on the floor.
domestic violence
In a country where domestic violence is often hidden away behind closed doors, it’s exploding onto the streets. The question is: what are we, collectively, going to do about it?
domestic abuse
The thought of having to abandon my pets to seek safety is wrenching, and makes me go convulsively hug a cat just because I can.
guns
You ever read about something that makes you despair for the human race? That's going to happen right now.
in

May 7, 2013 at 3:00pm | 86 comments

family drama
They blamed me for tearing the family apart by calling 911 that night in August.
ihtm contest
What makes the situation doubly painful is that some people refuse to even acknowledge that domestic abuse exists “the other way around.”
domestic violence
Whatever Steenkamp endured in their relationship before her death was quietly shoved under the carpet, and no one talked about it; just like no one talks about domestic violence in any cases involving “heroes.”
rihanna
We subject ourselves to modern superwomanhood: running ourselves ragged, trying to pay our dues to the women who had to stifle themselves so that we could earn the opportunity to occupy space.
domestic violence
When you quote at length the abuser’s friend’s “side” of the incident, talk about the victim’s college transcripts, or her employment record, you are participating in some good old-fashioned victim blaming.