Domestic violence

  • Cross-Post: Ask the right question: #whydoesheabuse?

    Editor’s Note: This cross-post is written by Steph of Grounded Parents. To read the full post and to leave comments, click through the link at the end.  ****** As the country reels after another stunning high profile story of domestic violence hits the media, I am moved to tears reading the brave stories of #whyistayed and #whyileft. Everyone should take…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition

    AI: Charles Ramsey and What it Takes to be a Hero.

    Yesterday, I posted on twitter and FB that I really “like that Charles Ramsey fellow.” For those of you living under a rock, Charles Ramsey is the man who pried open a door to help kidnap victim Amanda Berry (and ultimately two other women and a young child) escape from a decade long kidnapping ordeal in Cleveland, Ohio that is…

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  • Feminism

    What Feminism Definitely Doesn’t Look Like

    I once wrote about what I call fauxminism, poking fun at “empowered” women who do little to nothing for (or even who actually hinder) other women’s choices and freedom. That’s one thing. This is another thing, entirely. Recently, I had the distinct displeasure of overhearing two men laugh it up over domestic abuse. As it really wasn’t my conversation and…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 9.13

    Well lucky for all of us, Amanda is off saving the world again with her sidekick baby sloth. So, I’ll be serving up this morning’s quickies! Editorial suggests that health care workers who want to provide abortions in opposition to anti-abortion legislation should do so under conscience exceptions. “Conscience means you’re a human being, and human beings vary in their…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 7.4

    Don’t cover up domestic violence. From Maggie. Should public figures have to come out? A debate re-sparked. From Madfishmonger. Whites-only pastors’ conference in Alabama upsets locals. But the guy in charge says it’s okay, you see, because “we are not invited to Jewish events and stuff.” From the very dear Elyse. What does your vaginal odor monster look like? I…

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  • Feminism

    Topeka didn’t budget for your domestic abuse. Sorry. Kthanxbai.

    Cross-posted on Citizen of the World. I moved to Topeka about four and a half years ago for law school.  I’ve made some friends, but it was always the plan to get the heck out of town as soon as I was admitted to the bar, if not before. Now, a year and a half after graduation, I’m still here.…

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