Posts Tagged ‘ domestic violence ’

Toni Cade Bambara of Simpson Avenue

November 21, 2014
Nikky Finney(Rachel Eliza Griffiths photographer)

I knew this tradition. Older Black women handing over younger Black women to the next Black woman in line for her Finishing work. It took me several weeks to get up the nerve to call. Next thing I knew, I was walking up the hill to Toni Cade’s Pamoja writing workshop. This was the...
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Rotten to the Core: The NFL and Domestic Violence

September 8, 2014
Rotten to the Core: The NFL and Domestic Violence

By David J. Leonard and Monica J. Casper The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that fully a third of women in the United States have experienced partner violence. Authors of the study note that the long-term consequences and public health burdens are “substantial,” especially for women. And yet, while many feminist...
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Posted in Black life matters, Black Women, domestic violence, Family, masculinity, Patriarchy, Sexism, sexual violence, Sports, U.S. | 5 Comments »

Feminists We Love: Marissa Alexander

July 25, 2014
Art by Adee Roberson

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

Tracy Strauss on mother-daughter relationships, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and PTSD in honor of Mother's Day for #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW.
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When Women Hit Women

April 24, 2014
violence against women

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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An Unfinished Story About Violence

April 10, 2014

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

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
Crip Politics

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
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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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    I see the whole thing played out.
    I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped.
    My story is reduced to filler
    buried in the back of the paper,
    on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    By M. Nzadi Keita                     after Toni Cade Bambara   death rides a silencer into your blood and swims toward the mind what you remember starts with a smile a raw edge a single snip from the someone dead it is [...]

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Toni Cade made an art of living
    Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved
    Toni listened and we were validated
    She is the breast that fed our union
    Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment

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