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…

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

Neo Nazi Throws a Hissy Fit, Punches Female Politician on Live TV

Do you remember Crossfire, the show where pundits would yell talking points very loudly at each other while the Founding Fathers spun around in their graves and Lady Liberty pondered slitting her wrists? Well, the pugnaciousness of Tucker Carlson & Frenemies has nothing on Greek political TV. Today, a talk show… » 6/07/12 4:10pm 6/07/12 4:10pm

Pakistani Woman Gets New Nose After 32 Years, Still Lives With The Man…

In Pakistan, the nose is considered a symbol of family honor, which is why women's faces are often the a target of assault when they're perceived to have "shamed" the family in some way. As of 2011, 943 women were murdered, 9 had their noses cut off, 98 were tortured, 47 set on fire and 38 attacked with acid. » 6/02/12 5:00pm 6/02/12 5:00pm

Afghan Women Would Rather Not Give Up Their Human Rights

Women in Afghanistan marched in Kabul on Saturday, continuing popular resistance to what many Western critics of President Hamid Karzai's new power-sharing deal between the government and the Taliban fear is a growing trend of violence and discrimination against women. Activists were outraged last month after Karzai… » 4/14/12 6:00pm 4/14/12 6:00pm

Awesome Boys Club Works To Stop Violence Against Women


So much of the discussion of rape and violence against women centers on educating girls on how to protect themselves, so it's nice to know that, at least in a few schools, educators are going out of their way to talk to boys about their role in stopping sexual violence. All this is taking place in an after-school… » 12/26/11 7:00pm 12/26/11 7:00pm

Female Bodyguards Say Qaddafi And Sons Raped, Abused Them

In the early days of the Libya rebellion, the fatigue-clad, heavily made-up women that surrounded Muammar Qaddafi became a source of international amusement. But Qaddafi's eccentricity could distract from the brutality, including with those same bodyguards, several of whom have now told a Benghazi psychologist that… » 8/30/11 11:00am 8/30/11 11:00am