Category: Domestic Violence

Dear Everyone:

If you feel inclined to ask yourself “Can Chris Brown’s career survive?” — as far too many people these days seem to — you really, really need to sit down and get your priorities in check. And if you can’t…

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…

Public Service Announcement

On the subject of a certain very popular entertainment blog posting a photo of Rihanna after she was allegedly assaulted by Chris Brown: Not Fucking Cool. On the subject of reposting said photo on other blogs: Not Fucking Cool. On…

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…

A Request:

Can we please stop using terms like “smacked around” when we talk about men beating up women? R&B princess Rihanna is cooperating with Los Angeles cops, who have charged her boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, with smacking her around during a…

Fuck you Dov Charney.

I’ll admit that despite what everyone knows about Dov Charney’s creepiness and American Apparel’s child-porn-y ads, I still shop there from time to time. It’s hard to find sweatshop-free affordable clothes, and they’re good for basics like sweatpants and t-shirts.…

The Cyber-Quilting Experiment

The other day I received an email about this great article, which contains an interview with Adele Nieves about the Cyber-Quilting Experiment, a project that aims to bring attention to violence against women of color. The project examines how the…