George Zimmerman's Girlfriend Drops Assault Charges Because: True Love

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, who just last month called 911 after she says the man who killed — BUT DID NOT MURDER — unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was threatening her with a gun, is now saying that she "misspoke" and that she wants to drop charges and be with George again. If Lifetime original movies about… » 12/10/13 11:00am 12/10/13 11:00am

'Nigella Admits Cocaine Use' Headlines Help Sustain a Pattern of Abuse

Yesterday, Nigella Lawson testified for the prosecution at the fraud trial of her former assistants. The picture she painted of her relationship with ex-husband Charles Saatchi was beyond bleak: it's clear that he was abusive, controlling and manipulative. Under oath, Nigella stated that Saatchi threatened to destroy… » 12/05/13 1:50pm 12/05/13 1:50pm

George Zimmerman Threatened Wife With a Bullseye Full of Bullet Holes

George Zimmerman, the gun waving lunatic who killed BUT DID NOT MURDER unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is in the middle of a messy divorce. The latest allegation brought by his estranged wife is that once when he was mad at her, he nailed a bullseye riddled with bullet holes to her parents' house. "Yep, sounds about… » 10/31/13 2:10pm 10/31/13 2:10pm

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

'Spanking for Jesus' Is Exactly as Fucked Up as It Sounds

Christian Domestic Discipline, or CDD as its adherents call it, is a movement that seeks to carry out God's will. Which specific plan of God's? Oh, you know, just that all women obey their husbands fastidiously — a dynamic that CDD thinks is best maintained through doling out out corporal punishments. Its few thousand… » 6/19/13 2:02pm 6/19/13 2:02pm

Paralympic Gold Medalist Oscar Pistorius Charged With Girlfriend's…

South African Paralympic gold medalist and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 26, has been charged with the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model who, according to the AP, often spoke publicly against the abuse of women. Steenkamp was shot four times inside Pistorius' home in a gated community in Pretoria, South… » 2/14/13 10:00am 2/14/13 10:00am

Alisa Valdes Was Abused at the Hands of The Man She Swoons Over in The …

Just last week, Alisa Valdes' memoir The Feminist and the Cowboy hit bookshelves (and three weeks ago we addressed the anti-feminist nature of the book, a sad departure for Valdes author of The Dirty Girls' Social Club). Today, Valdes has basically disavowed the thesis statement of the entire memoir in a blog post that … » 1/12/13 12:30pm 1/12/13 12:30pm

Before Kansas City Chiefs Game, a Moment of Silence For Victims of…

Yesterday, Jovan Belcher, a fourth-year linebacker for the Chiefs, shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before killing himself. Today, the team observed a moment of silence before their game against the Carolina Panthers for victims of domestic violence. According the Guardian, there was no mention of Belcher's name … » 12/02/12 11:00pm 12/02/12 11:00pm

Domestic Violence Spikes During World Cup Tournaments

Just like at Christmas and New Year's, reports show that domestic violence rates escalate during the month of the World Cup Finals. One would assume that increased consumption of alcohol—which is socially accepted and expected at both the holidays and major sporting events—could be the impetus behind such fights, but… » 10/15/12 11:00am 10/15/12 11:00am

Guess Which RNC Speakers Have Histories of Alleged Abuse?

Last night, the crowd at the Republican National Convention cheered wildly at Mitt Romney's suggestion that motherhood is the most important job in the family. They roared with enthusiasm when the CEO of Staples brought up the idea of onsite child care for working mothers. And Ann Romney's Tuesday evening comments… » 8/31/12 5:00pm 8/31/12 5:00pm

Now that It Doesn’t Have to Impress the EU, Turkey Could Curtail…

Turkey, formerly eager for an invite into the European Union clubhouse, has drifted away from the continent it has played historical boogeyman to in the wake of the Arab Spring, and gravitated towards the more conservative values of an Arab world it sees an opportunity to dominate. As a result, according to the New… » 4/29/12 4:00pm 4/29/12 4:00pm

Crap Email from a Dude: The 'Dunbest' Pro-Abuse State Legislator

When we first met Wisconsin state legislator and dazzlingly insensitive jerk Don Pridemore, he charmingly suggested that rather than get divorced, people getting the crap beaten out of them by their spouses should try to remember why they fell in love with them in the first place. One woman found this upsetting and… » 3/23/12 5:40pm 3/23/12 5:40pm

Judge Forces Abusive Asshole to Apologize to Wife on Facebook

In June of 2011, a Cincinnati woman was granted a temporary order of protection against her husband, who was found guilty of domestic abuse. In November of 2011, that abusive dickwad posted wrote a nasty, passive aggressive Facebook post about his estranged wife. And now, a judge has ruled that the post violated the… » 2/22/12 7:15pm 2/22/12 7:15pm

Woman Who Tweeted She'd Let Chris Brown Beat Her Inundated With…

Yesterday, the internet was abuzz and a-head-shake with news that several fans of Chris Brown expressed their adoration of the star by Tweeting that they'd let the convicted domestic abuser hit them in the face. Some concerned people even took it upon themselves to teach those female internet users a lesson about… » 2/14/12 5:00pm 2/14/12 5:00pm

Violent Lothario Chris Brown Spawns Worst Twitter Trend Ever

Well, this is depressing. After what seemed like 17 identical spasmodic performances and a Grammy award for Best R&B album, a contingent of Chris Brown's female fans took to Twitter last night to congratulate and compliment the famously punch-happy singer— by offering themselves up for celebratory beatings. And all on a … » 2/13/12 4:00pm 2/13/12 4:00pm