Vogue Italia Trivializes Domestic Violence With Glam Fashion Shoot

Italian Vogue, the fashion glossy known for courting controversy (sometimes with shocking insensitivity) is at it again — this time, the magazine is raising awareness for violence against women by having models pose as high-fashion horror movie victims, screaming helplessly as they're threatened with various weapons.… » 4/03/14 7:00pm 4/03/14 7:00pm

Jerk Reporter Annoyed at Tamron Hall for Talking About Sister's Death

MSNBC's Tamron Hall hasn't spoken much about the murder of her sister who died as a result of domestic violence, but during a Television Critics Association panel yesterday morning, she opened up about the horrible incident, explaining how she wished she would have noticed the signs that her sister was in danger sooner … » 1/10/14 12:30pm 1/10/14 12:30pm

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

Assault Charge Against 127 Hours Hiker Dropped

Well, here's a little sour seasoning for one inspirational tale of endurance. The Denver Post reports that Aron Ralston (the man who inspired 127 Hours) and his girlfriend were both arrested on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors" on Sunday. Their eight-week-old child was reportedly present at the time, though the… » 12/09/13 5:30pm 12/09/13 5:30pm

Surprise: George Zimmerman Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

George Zimmerman, the gun-loving nutcase who killed BUT DID NOT MURDER unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has been arrested on domestic violence charges and is currently en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger. WESH-Channel 2 is reporting that law enforcement officials said the dispute… » 11/18/13 2:10pm 11/18/13 2:10pm

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

Major eBook Publisher Sides With Alleged Pedophile

Thanks to leading eBook self-publishing website Lulu.com, 20-year-old Emily Kwissa was able to share her own account of surviving years of domestic violence and sexual molestation at the hands of her former stepfather — the version that's been doubted and ignored by doctors, lawyers, and other adults throughout her… » 8/19/13 2:25pm 8/19/13 2:25pm

European Women Want More Than Legislation to Combat Violence

Two seemingly unrelated stories in the New York Times about violence against women in two different European countries demonstrate that if you just listen to women, they'll tell you what they need to fix a problem. A while the answer is usually more help from the government, women usually point to different solutions… » 8/19/13 11:10am 8/19/13 11:10am

Facebook Creates Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors

Navigating social media can be both difficult and daunting: for the average Internet user, controlling your privacy settings is often simply baffling (I stopped understanding how they function about three "new Facebooks" ago and I basically sleep with my laptop clutched to my breast). For any survivor of domestic… » 8/02/13 1:40pm 8/02/13 1:40pm

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

Domestic Violence Poses as Much of a Health Risk to Women as Smoking

Three in ten women have been "punched, shoved, dragged, threatened with weapons, raped, or subjected to other violence" from former or current boyfriends/husbands, while half of all murdered women are killed by their partners, according to the first global, systematic study of violence against women. » 6/21/13 1:40pm 6/21/13 1:40pm

No, Nigella Lawson's Public Choking Isn't a 'Private' Matter

After pictures surfaced this weekend of British mogul Charles Saatchi choking his wife Nigella Lawson during what appeared to be an argument in a restaurant, the mostly well-meaning public response has ranged from "God, that's awful" to "GET A DIVORCE!" Actually, the sort of response that makes you want to take a bunch of… » 6/19/13 5:35pm 6/19/13 5:35pm

Nigella's Husband Says He Wasn't REALLY Choking Her in Those Pics, Duh

Yesterday, the Mirror printed a horrifying set of photographs in which Charles Saatchi is apparently choking his wife Nigella Lawson. Specifically, the photos show Saatchi's hand wrapped around Lawson's throat. She is grimacing, terrified-looking, and in tears. Following a much-deserved public outcry, Saatchi has » 6/17/13 12:40pm 6/17/13 12:40pm

Patrick Stewart: It's in Men's Hands to Stop Violence Against Women

While speaking at Houston's Comicpalooza, an audience member asked Sir Patrick Stewart what he's most proud about in his life, besides acting. He responded by talking about his work helping to bring light to the issue of violence against women — and his words are all kinds of wise, insightful, and compassionate. » 5/30/13 8:30pm 5/30/13 8:30pm