Jodeci's First Release in 18 Years Is an Anti-Domestic Violence Song

Of all the classic R&B groups of the '90s, Jodeci is one of the most influential and beloved: the Southern kings of New Jack Swing who went on to become individual stars in their own right, the sound of the quartet harmonizing was and is 100% silk. And now, 20 years after their last album (the excellent The Show, The… » 12/22/14 3:15pm 12/22/14 3:15pm

The Wild, Horrific Murder of Stephanie Moseley

Horrific details are still emerging about the death of Stephanie Moseley, an actress, dancer and choreographer whose husband Earl Hayes murdered her before killing himself, in a domestic violence incident that turned fatal. What further complicates the case is the involvement of Floyd Mayweather, a known domestic… » 12/09/14 6:30pm 12/09/14 6:30pm

The Potty Mouth Princesses Are Back and Now They Have Black Eyes

Last month, a for-profit T-shirt company FCKH8 released an ad featuring adorable little girls using bad words to describe the various injustices women face, like income inequality and sexual assault. Well, now they've upped the ante with their newest video which features similarly indignant little girls in princess… » 11/25/14 4:00pm 11/25/14 4:00pm

Law & Order: SVU Aired That Ray and Janay Rice Episode

On Wednesday night, Law & Order: SVU ran their inevitable "ripped from the headlines" episode about Ray and Janay Rice's elevator incident, reproducing the initial conversations that many pundits, like ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, had when footage of the incident first surfaced. Did she provoke him? Was he was protecting… » 11/20/14 3:20pm 11/20/14 3:20pm

Ray & Janay Rice Are Praying For Halloween 2014's Biggest Assholes

Ray and Janay Rice know people will probably spend Halloween 2014 dressed like them in their worst moment, so the couple has made a decision — they're praying for the idiots that won't be able to stop themselves. You know you've really fucked up when you're being outclassed by Ray Rice. » 10/28/14 11:45am 10/28/14 11:45am

Men's Rights Idiots Impersonating Domestic Violence Prevention Group

In their continuing quest to embody the phrase "beneath contempt," the sad, small people behind men's rights website A Voice for Men have set up a website impersonating White Ribbon, a legitimate domestic violence prevention organization. White Ribbon is calling AVFM's copycat website "vile" and imploring everyone who… » 10/24/14 4:40pm 10/24/14 4:40pm

Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie

Beth Richie is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago with an extensive body of work in criminology, feminism, violence against women, the carceral state and the sociology of race and ethnicity. She's the current director of the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy, and was recently named as… » 10/21/14 3:10pm 10/21/14 3:10pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 3:18pm 10/20/14 3:18pm

Study: Being Denied Abortions Tethers Women to Abusive Men

There are countless reasons why limiting women's access to safe and legal abortions is anything but "pro-life." Doing so forces women to resort to desperate, illegal and dangerous methods of terminating unwanted pregnancies, and it deprives us of our own bodily autonomy. And now we have another horrifying consequence… » 9/30/14 2:20pm 9/30/14 2:20pm