That Which Does Not Kill Nicki Minaj Makes Her Stronger

She adds: "I will cry about something but I never let anything stop me. I can't be like my mom. I know I can cut ties and still make it. She didn't cut ties when [she] should have." » 1/26/11 5:08pm 1/26/11 5:08pm

Wife Bites Off Husband's Tongue After Toilet-Kiss

Karen Lueders had been "talking very fast and talking about spiritual things" in the days before she severed her husband's tongue with her teeth. Willard Lueders communicated to cops via written messages and doesn't blame Karen, but her "mental state." » 12/07/10 5:30pm 12/07/10 5:30pm

Man Arrested For Allegedly Waterboarding Girlfriend

Over the weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, 22-year-old Trevor Case accused his girlfriend of "spending time with another man." They argued. Then He waterboarded her. » 10/28/10 2:33pm 10/28/10 2:33pm

PSA Fights Domestic Violence With Audience Participation

A new interactive campaign in London asks the viewer whether or not they want to call 999 (911 for the UK city) upon hearing noises from a nearby domestic disturbance. It's an effective method, if not a pleasant one. » 8/09/10 5:49pm 8/09/10 5:49pm

Arizona Immigration Law Is An Attack On All Women

In addition to the obvious racist and xenophobic implications of the new Arizona immigration law, in addition to the obvious concerns that this unlawful law targets residents based on the hue of their skin and the language on their lips… » 6/02/10 12:30pm 6/02/10 12:30pm

"Looking Away Supports Violence"

A German ad agency recently put up a series of fake scenes of violence in windows of high visibility apartments to raise awareness about domestic abuse. Like the Keira Knightley clip, it is brutal, but effective. [Copyranter] » 12/03/09 11:30am 12/03/09 11:30am

Should More Women Be Screened For Domestic Violence?

15 years after the Violence Against Women Act, what's the next step toward helping the 1.5 million women assaulted by domestic partners every year? Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert at Newsweek explore that question, but the answer remains unclear. » 9/16/09 5:20pm 9/16/09 5:20pm

1 In 3 British Girls Has Suffered Sexual Abuse In A Relationship

On the same day British glamour girl Jordan is first speaking publicly about being raped when she was younger, a new study's been published showing that 1 in 3 girls in the UK has suffered sexual abuse in a relationship. » 9/01/09 12:20pm 9/01/09 12:20pm

Oldies But (Not So) Goodies

If you have 15¢ and a time machine, you can send for this "rollicking" vintage pamphlet titled "Why You Should Beat Your Wife," which apparently is a "manly art." Click to enlarge. [Vintage Ads] » 4/07/09 2:40pm 4/07/09 2:40pm

How To Talk About Domestic Violence

Former sex-crimes prosecutor and novelist Linda Fairstein has written an essay for the Daily Beast called "Next Time, He'll Kill You, directed to Rihanna. The problem? She uses Nicole Brown Simpson as a cautionary tale. » 3/09/09 12:00pm 3/09/09 12:00pm

Hazard Warning

Lawmakers in the UK are considering legislation that would require police to monitor repeat abusers in the same way that they do pedophiles - which includes informing future girlfriends of possible risk. [Guardian] » 3/09/09 9:40am 3/09/09 9:40am

The Many Sad Truths About Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner's memoir details how she was assaulted 20 times before leaving her abusive marriage. In a Q&A with Newsweek she says: "I thought it only happened to poor women with children and without options." » 2/20/09 1:00pm 2/20/09 1:00pm

Domestic Violence Allegations: An "Unpleasant Piece of Status Quo for…

At Slate, Robert Weintraub notes some unfortunate Super Bowl trivia: "The big game's two biggest stars, [Santonio] Holmes and [Larry] Fitzgerald, have both been accused of domestic assault." So why aren't we talking about it? » 2/02/09 5:00pm 2/02/09 5:00pm

Patterns Of Abuse

A recent study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery has found a new way to identify victims of domestic violence through the presence of fractures around the eye or upper face. » 1/20/09 1:40pm 1/20/09 1:40pm

Is Being A Bad Mother The Most Heinous Crime Of All?

Yesterday we wrote about an adoptive mother » 11/17/08 2:00pm 11/17/08 2:00pm named Yvette Maguire who gave her child back after a mere two weeks with the boy, because, as she said, "I felt no bond with him whatsoever. People were brutal towards Maguire for what they considered to be terrible mothering, and today that Nixzaliz Santiago, the mother of…

Some Parents Looking To Adopt Find Bureaucratic Roadblocks

According to the most recent government statistics, 600,000 women are looking to adopt children to whom they are not related. 129,000 foster children are waiting to be adopted, and only 8,000 were adopted last year by parents to whom they had no prior relationship. In the Washington Post » 11/10/08 9:30am 11/10/08 9:30am, adoption advocate Jeff Katz …

"Honor Killings" In Western Pakistan Spark Parliamentary Protests

Newspapers across the world are beginning to report on a spate of "honor killings" » 9/02/08 9:30am 9/02/08 9:30am that were perpetrated in the rural Balochistan province of Pakistan in July. According to , the five women — three of whom were teens — were buried alive as punishment for "willfulness." The that they were killed "after the women…
Last night, after we posted the clip of silver medal-winning pole vaulter Jenn Stuczynski » 8/20/08 10:20am 8/20/08 10:20am being chewed out by her coach, Rick Suhr, we got an email from Jezefriend and Arianne Cohen, pointing out an interesting detail in the dynamic between Suhr and Stuczynski. "In , it talks about how she LIVES all alone with him,…

Aussie Feminist Germaine Greer Argues That Domestic Violence Against…

There are few countries in the world that have clean hands when it comes to the rights of indigenous peoples. From our own treatment of Native Americans to the behavior of the Chinese in Tibet and beyond, there too often has been and too often remains an us-and-them mentality on both sides that is harmful for all… » 8/15/08 1:30pm 8/15/08 1:30pm