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 Tuesday 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

[UPDATED] 11 Men and 0 Women on Tonight's ESPN Domestic Violence Panel

Tonight — finally! — ESPN is going to have an in-depth discussion on the NFL's domestic violence problem. The discussion will feature the opinions of up to 11 men and zero women, in a remarkable showing of the exact flavor of dumb meathead that ESPN is so adept at that it should trademark. » 9/29/14 11:00am 9/29/14 11:00am

Makeup's Dirty Little Secret: Covering the Scars of Abuse

Two days before CoverGirl, the NFL's "official beauty partner," was forced to respond to the league's handling of the Ray Rice case, I helped three girls on the internet find concealer to cover up their bruises and self-harm scars. I often write about beauty and makeup, and sometimes women will email me and ask me in… » 9/23/14 1:10pm 9/23/14 1:10pm

Republican Ad Treats Obama Like an Abusive Boyfriend

"In 2oo8, I fell in love," says an attractive and concerned-looking 30-something lady on a clean white couch. "His online profile made him seem so perfect...I trusted him, but by 2012 our relationship was in trouble, but I stuck with him because he promised he'd be better." Step right up and place your bets: domestic… » 9/22/14 5:45pm 9/22/14 5:45pm

Yamma Brown on Domestic Violence: I Ended Up With Someone Like My Dad

We remember James Brown as the Godfather of Soul. We remember him as a singer, a performer, a tormented artist who fought racial barriers and triumphed to become one of the most famous and influential artists in music history. His daughter remembers him as the father she loved dearly who violently and repeatedly beat… » 9/19/14 6:50pm 9/19/14 6:50pm

Hope Solo Shouldn't Be Playing Professional Sports, Either

The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has opened a belated discussion on how professional sports enable crap behavior in their athletes, and the private horror of domestic violence for its victims. But in the flurry of firings and bannings and panel appointings in the NFL, one professional sports… » 9/19/14 12:20pm 9/19/14 12:20pm