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?
domestic abuse
What D.L. Hughley did on his radio show went past misogyny and into psychological abuse.
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.
legal system
I snapped, and I punched him in the arm. I kept punching him until we were struggling on the floor.
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.
spousal rape
“I’m divorcing you,” I told him, when he was finished having his way with me.
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.
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

nfl
21 NFL teams carried at least one player with domestic violence or assault charges on their rosters during the 2012 season.
family drama
They blamed me for tearing the family apart by calling 911 that night in August.
chris brown
Years ago, my mentee at the time was in love with Chris Brown, in that innocent, poster in your locker type of way.
weekend
My own attempts to challenge sexism within the sport have often been met with hostility. TRIGGER WARNING: descriptions of domestic and sexual assault.
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.”
domestic violence
Oh Christ, I realized. Everyone’s going to think I’m a victim of domestic violence.
chris brown
There’s a part of me that believes that Rihanna, as with any woman, has a right to be with whoever she chooses; saying that she can’t, or shouldn’t be, with a partner who she believes is reformed, takes me down an ethical slippery slope that feels far too treacherous to tread.
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

domestic violence
Collectively, mainstream media reporting has at once discounted Jovan Belcher's actions on account of his mental state and blamed Perkins for staying out too late -- as though Perkins could have brought her murder on herself.
domestic violence
The American Bar Association notes that one in three murders of women is committed by an intimate partner.
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?
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 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.