Monthly Archives: November 2011

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ELERT: Verizon: She’s Afraid of her Dad

Dear Friend, The Verizon Foundation has produced a frightening video titled Monsters. The video's perverse message can be summed up in this slide: "She's afraid of her dad." The video revels in powerful yet destructive stereotypes: fathers as abusers, wives as victims, and young boys as future abusers. The video tells the impressionable viewer: "The child [...]

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Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act

Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Lynn Rosenthal November 30, 2011 Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vermont) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). First championed in 1994 by then-Senator Biden, VAWA transformed the nation’s response to domestic violence and sexual assault. VAWA has [...]

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Leahy, Crapo to Introduce Bill To Reauthorize VAWA

Leahy, Crapo To Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize Landmark Violence Against Women Act Historic Law, Nearly Two-Decades Later, Remains Critical Tool In Combating Domestic Violence WASHINGTON (Monday, Nov. 28, 2011) – Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will be introduced later this week by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike [...]

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Starlet Kim Kardashian Slugs Her Husband on Camera

Starlet Kim Kardashian Slugs Her Husband on Camera On Tuesday, Nov. 29 Kim Kardashian’s recent domestic violence incident with her soon-to-be-ex-husband was played and replayed on Dr. Drew’s CNN show. Kardashian’s closed-fist attack directed at husband Chris Humphries drew scrutiny and criticism. “What you’re seeing there is domestic violence,” Dr. Drew recounted with deliberate emphasis. “You do not [...]

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PR: Verizon Video Teaches Children to Fear Fathers, SAVE Charges

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Email: tstoddard@saveservices.org Verizon Video Teaches Children to Fear Fathers, SAVE Charges Washington, DC/November 29, 2011 -- A domestic violence video produced by the Verizon Foundation distorts the facts, plays on emotions, and serves to alarm and frighten young children. Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), an advocate for domestic violence [...]

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Six-Year-Old Boy Charged with Felony for Playing Doctor with Girl

Wisconsin DA Charges 6 y.o. Boy with Felony for Playing Doctor with 5 y.o. Girl John Aravosis November 29, 2011 Jus so no one ever forgets the real villains here: The District Attorney pushing this ridiculous case is Lisa Riniker. The judge, who apparently thinks it's reasonable to waste the court's time pursuing felony sexual [...]

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Lawsuit Claims College’s Rape Policies Unfairly Target Men

Holy Cross Expulsion Challenged Former Student Files Suit after Rape Accusations Scott J. Croteau November 27, 2011 WORCESTER — The May 26 expulsion of a Sudbury man the day before he said he was to graduate from the College of the Holy Cross following accusations he raped a female student has triggered a federal lawsuit. [...]

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Lying on Dating Sites May Bring Federal Prosecution

Little White Lies on Facebook May Bring Federal Prosecution Bob Barr November 25, 2011 Have you ever lied about your age or your weight, or given someone a fake name? You may be able to get away with little white lies in casual conversation, but the Department of Justice now wants to make any instance [...]

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Cop Talk: What Not to Do If Your Abuser Calls the Police on You

Cop Talk: What Not to Do If your Abusive, High-Conflict Wife Calls the Police on You, Part Two Dr Tara J. Palmatier November 23, 2011 In Cop Talk: Domestic Violence Statistics and Police Procedures, Part One, I explained some of the systemic problems with police training and recruits as it pertains to domestic dispute calls. [...]

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Who Gets Hurt When a Rape Charge is False

Who Gets Hurt When a Rape Charge is False Leslie Goldman October 5, 2005 The lie began when Lauren Weedman was in her first year at DePaul University's Theatre School. She was at a party and feeling lost, once a big fish in her high school pond and now a little fish in a huge [...]

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