BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 26, 2014
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on camera, dragging the unconscious body of his girlfriend Janay Palmer out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. In the video, Palmer is limp, and though Rice tries repeatedly to prop her body up, she continues to fall to the ground.
Now he has been suspended for two games. I’m sorry, what? Two games? That is an insultingly brief suspension!
The NFL maintains that the punishment is, in fact, ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jul 16, 2014
“Just because they don’t hit you doesn’t mean they aren’t hurting you.”
This is what my best friend said to me when I hit rock bottom. My partner of almost 10 months had been living with me in my apartment and was on the brink of suicide, and I was beginning to lose it.
That’s when I started to realize that I was being manipulated by my partner. But in order for my story to help other people in my situation, I should ... Read More
During long airport waits, I’ve often wandered to the magazine rack, my eyes pleasantly glazing over at the diverting covers. Many women’s magazines (with obvious exceptions like BUST and Ms.) are meant to distract us, to offer an escape that an be lovely, but is also generally void of any real social or personal significance. What if mainstream women’s mags like Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and Brides addressed painful topics like sexual ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 08, 2013
Trigger warning: This post references child sexual abuse, victim-blaming.
Here’s your dose of bad news in victim-blaming of the day:
A trial involving a 13-year-old girl and the 41-year-old man who had sex with her ended a few days ago amid outcry over the man’s suspended sentence - and the child’s having been called a “sexual predator” by Judge Nigel Peters.
Writer Caroline Criado-Perez, who spearheaded the campaign to put Jane ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jun 17, 2013
A warning: this post contains a photo and descriptions of domestic violence.
Disturbing pictures of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being choked in a restaurant by her husband of 10 years Charles Saatchi started circulating over the weekend. The couple was in a British restaurant Scott’s, which is known for being frequented by celebrities, when the incident occurred.
A witness said: “I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, really. She was very ... Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Jul 05, 2012
Talk about creepy: one California councilman has been charged with sexual assault of not one, but seven women working with him. According to prosecutors, while managing the Orange County Public Works, Carlos Bustamante asked female employees into his office under the guise of talking about business. Once inside, he would kiss, grab, and masturbate in front of them. There are at least 12 other cases in which Bustamante can’t be charged due to limitations, but ... Read More