domestic violence

When Someone in the Sex Industry is Attacked, It's Victim-Blaming Business as Usual

Perhaps it’s true that were Christy Mack not well-known as a porn star and tattoo model, this wouldn’t be such big news to begin with. But coming on the heels of very recent headlines about domestic violence, sparked by a video showing Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice dragging his... Read more »

The NFL's Domestic Violence Problem

It’s difficult to watch the grainy video of Janay Palmer without getting a knot in the pit of your stomach. A viral video of a football player lugging his unconscious fiancé around like a garbage bag was seen by millions of Americans,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar today: • The GOP celebrated May Day by filibustering a bill that would have raised the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour,... Read more »

A Great Artist Kills His Wife—Now She's Just a Quirky Footnote in His History

Poet Joan Vollmer was killed by her husband, William S. Burroughs, before she even turned 30.  This year is the hundredth anniversary of the birth of celebrated novelist William S. Burroughs. The date, as centenaries do, occasioned new biographies and appreciations. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: The NHL Doesn't Care About Domestic Violence

If you don’t pay attention to the thrilling world of ice hockey, you likely haven’t heard about Semyon Varlamov (above), the star goalie for the Colorado... Read more »

Marissa Alexander Illustrates How the Legal System Can Abuse Domestic Violence Survivors

Portrait of Marissa Alexander by Molly Crabapple Marissa Alexander is a mother of three, a Black woman, and a survivor of abuse. She is currently sitting in a Florida prison for firing a warning shot into the wall of her... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning. • Good news first! Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warnng shot at her... Read more »

As George Zimmerman Shows, Violence in the Street Can Mean Violence at Home

George and Shellie Zimmerman, appearing in court. Photo via In case you haven’t heard, George... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Charles Saatchi—Adman, Art Patron, Choker

If you only know of Charles Saatchi as the guy who recently choked his famous wife in public, you may be wondering: “Should we have seen this coming? Has Charles Saatchi always been a complete asshat?” The answer is: Kind of! And if you tend to feel that douchiness generally correlates with the... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what we’re reading today! • Prism and the NSA spying program could disproportionately target and affect immigrants and people of color. [Colorlines] •... Read more »

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