domestic violence

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Happy Monday! Here’s our list of feminist news links to kick off your week.  • Grammy Time: Was Frank Ocean stiffed awards because he’... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning Bitch readers! Here’s your daily feminist news, fresh off the press.  • The Pakistani schoolgirl activist attacked by the Taliban speaks out and announces the creation... Read more »

Breast Intentions: Of Violence, Advertising and Lingerie

In both a national and global context where the rates of domestic violence against women are consistently soaring (according to the United Nations Population Fund Report, more 55 percent of women living in India face violence within the home), awareness campaigns and messages which seek to... Read more »

Lady Liquor: Temperance, suffrage and the matter of strange bedfellows

The pairing of women’s suffrage and Prohibition always seemed to me like another quirky historical coupling, an example of the same group of people simultaneously favoring a critical common-sense idea (universal suffrage) and an unbelievably naïve, moralistic solution to society’s... Read more »

In The Frame: Nan Goldin, "One Month After Being Battered"

“There is no separation between me and what I photograph,” said the artist Nan Goldin. This has never been truer than with the self-portrait that captures her injuries caused by an abusive boyfriend. Domestic violence is never an easy subject to talk about, but this image speaks volumes. Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: Sexual Violence and Discourses of "Purity"

I have spent a lot of time thinking about the silliness of “True Love Waits”-style campaigns, but it never really occurred to me to think about how a child who has been raped might experience these shaming “abstinence-only” discourses. That is to say, this would be particularly cruel, painful, and... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: Gillian Welch's "Dark Turn of Mind"

Americana artist Gillian Welch has always included southern Christian imagery in her work. Though not native to the South, her music is at its most comfortable when it explores the tragedy and violence of working-class survival in the region. Welch and partner David Rawlings write and record sparse... Read more »

Murder, She Blogged: Violence on Screen

I’m not saying that violence should never be shown or described. We need our movies and TV shows and games and books to address issues of the violence in our culture, and violence against women is included in that. But some of these examples just play into the same old misogyny—without asking... Read more »

We're All Mad Here: <em>Inception</em> & Dom Cobb's Crazy Lying Dead Wife

This post includes spoilers for Inception. It also discusses domestic violence. There are multiple interpretations of Inception, but for the basis of this discussion I’m going to take the movie at face value. The central story is about Dominic Cobb needing to come to terms... Read more »

On Our Radar

Phew! This week saw lots of compelling internet content, including the following: Queerty... Read more »

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