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Angelina Jolie Pitt Discusses Global Violence Against Women at Summit 

Angelina Jolie Pitt attended the African Union Summit where she participated in a panel discussion about sexual crimes against women around the world. Jolie Pitt met with African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former British foreign minister William Hague, Senegalese activist Bineta Diop and Zainab Bangura,… » 6/13/15 5:40pm 6/13/15 5:40pm

All But Two Sexual Assault Charges Against Jian Ghomeshi Headed to Trial

Disgraced Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi is heading to trial on five sexual assault charges. The prosecution announced Tuesday that they’re dropping another two charges against him because they believe there is “no reasonable prospect of conviction,” according to several reports. » 5/12/15 12:50pm 5/12/15 12:50pm

Stabbing Vaginas Isn't A Fun Pre-Super Bowl Game, Conan O'Brien


Football's irredeemable barbarism, glorification of war, and (now conscious) habit of putting big strong men into early graves makes the whole thing thoroughly unwatchable for me. I don't like violent video games for similar reasons. So, it came as a big, huge, giant shock that I enjoyed this Conan O'Brien Show clip… » 2/01/15 3:15pm 2/01/15 3:15pm

Target Australia Pulls GTA V Due To Depictions Of Violence Against Women

Citing customer concerns over "the game's depictions of violence against women", Target stores in Australia are no longer selling Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V. Update: Take-Two Interactive chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick has issued a statement regarding Target's action. » 12/03/14 1:09pm 12/03/14 1:09pm

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Now Sorry About Shitty Domestic Abuse Comments

Days after publicly declaring that women shouldn't "do anything to provoke wrong actions" ("wrong actions" = when their boyfriends/husbands punch them in the face) following a recent incident that involved Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious and dragging her out of an elevator, ESPN's… » 7/28/14 4:45pm 7/28/14 4:45pm

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

Sir Patrick Stewart: 'Violence Against Women Is Learned'

Speaking on behalf of the Ring The Bell campaign — a movement that calls on men and boys around the world to take a stand and make a promise to act to end violence against women — Sir Patrick Stewart, a consistent and powerful activist for equality, spoke eloquently about what violence against women looks like, and… » 3/10/13 9:30pm 3/10/13 9:30pm

Tiny Bulgarian Fashion Magazine Still Defending Violence Against Women Spread

We are in receipt of more thoughtful communiqués from the good people of 12, the tiny Bulgarian fashion magazine that recently trolled the world with an epically stupid "beauty" spread featuring nothing but pictures of women who'd recently been made the victims of horribly violent acts. After writing about the images… » 6/14/12 5:30pm 6/14/12 5:30pm

Magazine Unconvincingly Defends Violent Editorial, Calls Critics Sexist

12 magazine saw our story about the international attention the tiny Bulgarian publication was receiving for its outrage-baiting, sickening, and truly extremely stupid, "Hey, wouldn't it be awesome to make all the models look like victims of horrific crimes such as those women in the real world suffer all too often,… » 6/13/12 4:20pm 6/13/12 4:20pm

Violence Against Women Disguised as 'Fashion'

Bulgarian fashion magazine 12 just published an appalling editorial containing nothing but portraits of models with horrific injuries. It's a "beauty" spread — the kind of feature that normally highlights a makeup artist's skills and aims to sell the "new" eyeshadow color of the season — but it isn't very beautiful.… » 6/11/12 11:30am 6/11/12 11:30am