NFL: Beating a Woman Unconscious Is 1/8th as Bad as Pot Smoking

Earlier this year, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his fiancee so hard she passed out and then dragged her unconscious body out of an elevator. The whole thing was caught on camera and resulted in Rice being charged with aggravated assault. His punishment from the NFL? Two game suspension. » 7/24/14 3:00pm 7/24/14 3:00pm

Street Harassment Survey Results Are Depressingly Predictable

Earlier this week, the nonprofit group Stop Street Harassment released the results of a survey about the sort of abuse hurled at people who dare leave the house and go out in public in their human bodies. And, to the surprise of no woman, it showed that most women get catcalled or otherwise bothered by strangers… » 6/06/14 6:20pm 6/06/14 6:20pm

Student in Wheelchair Beaten By Security Guard, Second Suspect Named

Last week security footage of a harrowing incident at Oakland High School in Oakland, California made the news. In the video, a student in a wheelchair is seen being beaten by a school security guard and then dumped out of his chair. Now new video has emerged that shows that two security guards abused Francisco… » 6/04/14 9:30pm 6/04/14 9:30pm

Couple Sentenced to Prison After Second Child Dies From Faith Healing

Pennsylvania couple Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to 3.5-7 years in prison yesterday after pleading no contest to third degree murder in the death of their 8-month-old son Brandon, who passed away last year from complications stemming from treatable pneumonia. The Schaibles — who are devoted… » 2/20/14 6:45pm 2/20/14 6:45pm

Awful: Bus Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Boy For Misbehaving

It is common knowledge that children can be a handful. They yell, they throw tantrums, when I worked with small children there was a 4-year-old whose sole purpose in life seemed to be to follow me around and kick me directly in the shins. And then we would talk about it. And then he would kick me in the shins some… » 2/15/14 2:19pm 2/15/14 2:19pm

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About the Dylan Farrow Case

Unless you shut down your laptop or smartphone and smashed them under a rock, then you've probably seen all of the articles swirling around this weekend (or past week and month) concerning the 1992 child molestation investigation against Woody Allen. In reading these articles, or seeing them bandied about on Facebook… » 2/03/14 4:30pm 2/03/14 4:30pm

Meet the Paparazzo Who Took Those Awful Photos of Nigella Lawson

February's issue of Vanity Fair features a pretty icky firsthand account of Nigella Lawson's very public strangling at the hands of her estranged husband Charles Saatchi from the one person who probably knows more about the incident than Saatchi and Lawson: the paparazzo who took that unrelenting series photos of the… » 1/12/14 2:30pm 1/12/14 2:30pm

Camille Grammer Says It Was Her Boyfriend Who Beat Her Up

On Monday, former Real Housewife Camille Grammer sent out a series of tweets indicating that a few weeks ago, after she was recovering from cancer surgery, a man physically abused her. Rumors immediately swirled, with many speculating that it must have been her boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos, despite the fact… » 10/29/13 2:00pm 10/29/13 2:00pm

The Scandal Love Affair Is More Like Emotional Abuse

Every Thursday night, we gird our loins for the new episode of Scandal. But ladies, I have to say, I’m worried about Olivia Pope. If it isn’t obvious that her romance with President Fitz Grant is unhealthy by now, drop those rose-colored Shonda Rhimes glasses and let’s walk into the light together, eh? » 10/25/13 3:00pm 10/25/13 3:00pm

Hours After Twitter's Apology, British Classicist Reports Bomb Threat

Mere hours after Twitter’s UK honcho Tony Wang apologized personally for the death and rape threats scores of women have received in apparent response to their activism, British classicist and occasional TV presenter Mary Beard received a bomb threat on Twitter, because the world can often be one big, festering pile… » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm

Just When DO Mothers Become Abusive?

Mothers get shit on a LOT, as documented in basically every article on mothering by Jezebel. As a result of this, there seems to be a general feminist party line saying “look, moms, you’re trying your hardest, so just don’t be afraid to do something for you sometimes, and people who tell you that you’re abusive are… » 7/28/13 4:31pm 7/28/13 4:31pm

Saudi Princess Allegedly Enslaved Her Maids in California

A Saudi Arabian princess may be the first person in Orange County to be prosecuted for human trafficking after California's Proposition 35 raised the penalty for the crime last November. The woman, a Saudi national named Meshael Alayban, has been accused of slavery after holding her maid against her will in her… » 7/11/13 11:50am 7/11/13 11:50am

Charles Saatchi Says Nigella Strangled Him: We Call Bullshit

Nigella Lawson's soon-to-be-ex husband Charles Saatchi announced this weekend that he's divorcing his wife because she didn't make a big fucking show of defending him after a series of horrifying photos of him publicly strangling her made the media rounds a month ago. In his self-pitying statement announcing he was… » 7/10/13 12:30pm 7/10/13 12:30pm