Domestic Violence

On Aasiyah Hassan

Earlier this month, Aasiyah Hassan was murdered by her husband in Buffalo, New York. The media response has been to toss around phrases like “honor killing” and “Sharia law,” despite the fact that we haven’t heard a thing from the authorities or the murderer that would indicate Hassan was killed to preserve her family’s honor, […] more

Rihanna, V-Day, and Violence Against Women

The latest from Jay Smooth is a conversation with Elizabeth Mendez Berry, who wrote an explosive Vibe magazine feature about domestic violence in hip-hop, “Love Hurts [link to pdf],” discussing the recent events between Rihanna and Chris Brown and the greater issue of violence against women: REFERENCE: V-DAY: A global site to end violence against […] more