Posts Tagged ‘ domestic violence ’

Feminists We Love: Marissa Alexander

July 25, 2014
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By Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Alisa Bierria Today is the first day of Standing Our Ground Week of Action (July 25 – August 1, 2014) in Jacksonville, FL and everywhere in support of Marissa Alexander’s case. The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign is a coalition of organizations and activists that has been mobilizing people in Jacksonville, across the...
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Posted in Black Women, Criminal Justice, Feminists We Love, Racism, Sexism | 4 Comments »

My Mother’s Mistake

May 8, 2014
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Tracy Strauss on mother-daughter relationships, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and PTSD in honor of Mother's Day for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW.
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Posted in Family, Personal is Political., Violence | 4 Comments »

When Women Hit Women

April 24, 2014
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Cinnamon Williams, "It follows that we think part of dismantling patriarchy entails focusing on how men misuse, mistreat, and abuse women. While equally important, we then forget about the toxic way the physical silencing of women has become almost everyone’s routine. We forget about women’s violence against each other, LGBTQ women suffering from intimate...
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Posted in Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Sexism, Violence | 7 Comments »

An Unfinished Story About Violence

April 10, 2014
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By Emma Redden 30.25° N, 97.75° W I am in Austin, Texas, two thousand miles from home asking strangers on the sidewalk to talk about the epidemic of abusive men. I’m standing next to a pizza stand with a mist machine with a camera and stack of white papers. I am asking people I...
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Posted in Beyond Critique, College Feminisms, Patriarchy, Personal is Political., Privilege, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Violence | 1 Comment »

Getting Away With Murder on the Soccer Field

March 18, 2014
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By Lorena Campos The recent case of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has brought a global awareness to the issue of violence against women. Whether fame, money, and power will temper the ultimate judgement in this case remains to be seen. In another part of the world, an athlete who was involved in...
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Posted in Culture, masculinity, Patriarchy, Violence | 2 Comments »

A Home of Our Own: Temporary Housing and LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence

March 3, 2014
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By Nicole S. Junior In 2012, twenty-one-year-old Romelle Johnson was transported by ambulance to a local Brooklyn, New York hospital.*  While en route, an EMT worked to staunch the blood leaking from Romelle’s stab wounds as Johnson struggled to communicate with the police officer who accompanied him.  Despite his fight for breath and words,...
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Posted in Criminal Justice, LGBTQI, masculinity, Op-Ed, Patriarchy, Politics, Sexuality, Violence | 1 Comment »

Crip Politics? Just … No

November 23, 2013
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By Mark Sherry I have spent most of the last 20 years working with two main groups of disabled people: brain injury survivors and people who’ve been the victims of disability hate crimes.  I’ve had the privilege of working with, talking to, and advocating alongside about 5000 people in that time, mainly in Australia and...
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Posted in Activism, Disability, Education, U.S., White Privilege | 17 Comments »

The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

October 23, 2013
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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

By Sally Stevens, Elizabeth Stahmer, and Cecile McKee There is a substantial body of research showing that when a person is cruel to animals, they are more likely to be cruel to people as well, that animal abuse is more prevalent in homes in which domestic violence (DV) occurs, and that when any form of...
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A Letter to Marissa Alexander

October 23, 2013
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Dear Marissa, It was a cold and dark Christmas Eve—sometime in the mid 80’s. My mom, my three sisters, and I lived in a small, but comfortable, house on Maryland Street in Camden, NJ. We smiled a lot. According to the pictures I recently stole from mom, my sisters and I donned big smiles...
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Posted in U.S., Violence, Women of Color | 2 Comments »

In Every Community: LGBT Domestic Violence

October 22, 2013
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By Zahara T. Hill Every 9 seconds; a phrase learned from watching several Lifetime Television movies when I was younger. Following a Lifetime movie centered on domestic abuse, a commercial would play relaying the statistic that every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten by her partner. Lifetime was effective in informing me...
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    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]

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