domestic violence

Survived and Punished: How Criminalization and Incarceration Punish Abuse Survivors

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, activists discuss how abuse survivors are punished by the criminal justice system. Read more »

A New Film Tells the Story of Women Who Were Imprisoned for Killing Their Abusers

The Perfect Victima powerful documentary that is streaming for free online this summer, aims to fill a hole in our society’s discourse around... Read more »

Law of the Land: An Interview with Legal Scholar and MacArthur Genius Sarah Deer

The statistics are atrocious. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women in the United States. At least 67 percent of Native women who report sexual assault say that their assailants were non-Native men. In Canada, over 1,200 Native women have gone... Read more »

For the Super Bowl, Two Ads Take Aim at Domestic Violence in the NFL

Anti-sexist activism group Ultraviolet is kicking off an ad blitz today that takes aim at the domestic abuse in the NFL. Read more »

The Killers Within: Home Invasion Movies and Violence Behind Closed Doors

They are movies about a kind of sadism and sociopathy that fuels sexual and domestic violence in our actual homes, but which we have no language to address directly. Read more »

Marissa Alexander and the Color of Violence

Art collaboration by Mazatl/Dignidad Rebelde, courtesy of the Free Marissa campaign Yesterday, the legal team supporting ... Read more »

Confessions of a Lifelong Football Fan

                     It shouldn’t be controversial to say that the only thing that the NFL cares about is money. Read more »

Victim Blaming at the Miss America Pageant

Criticizing the Miss America pageant feels almost old school. Does anyone even take Miss America seriously anymore? Read more »

How Many Women are in Prison for Defending Themselves Against Domestic Violence?

Marissa Alexander was sentenced to prison after firing a warning shot to protect herself from her abusive husband. Photo courtesy Free Marissa Last week, domestic violence was front-page news in America as the video... Read more »

Here's What We Can Do to Make the NFL Take Domestic Violence Seriously.

The NFL suspended Ray Rice indefinitely this week. But the NFL’s problem is bigger than just one player. Photo source. How can sports fans change a soulless behemoth of a money-... Read more »

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