Category Archives: Intimate partner violence

Half The Battle, On Women In Combat

Thomas Hennessey http://wgbhnews.org/post/half-battle-women-combat As Veteran’s day approaches (November 9) the discussion of women in combat heats up once again.  In this article Callie Crossley discusses why imagery of women serving is not seen all that often during Veteran’s day celebration despite … Continue reading

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Ray Rice hopes to work for NFL, raise awareness of domestic violence

Thomas Hennessey http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14080377/ray-rice-hopes-work-nfl-raise-awareness-domestic-violence An article released by ESPN announced that Ray Rice would like to work with the NFL to raise awareness for domestic violence.  This announcement came during an interview with the former Baltimore Ravens running back in which … Continue reading

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thomas Hennessey https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/30/presidential-proclamation-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/43e3cd15-65fb-409a-a71d-726f3dc92bf8/2013-Report-on-Domestic-Violence-Related-Homicides.aspx I am going to both apologize and warn you in advance that this post is not a news article exactly. As some of you may know October is Domestic Violence awareness month in the United States. … Continue reading

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Pitt County Announces Domestic Violence Prevention Strategy

Thomas Hennessey http://wnct.com/2015/09/30/pitt-county-law-enforcement-agencies-launching-new-program-to-prevent-domestic-violence/ This week Pitt County law enforcement agencies announced a strategy that they believe will decrease domestic violence. The strategy is titled “Legality Assessment Program” or “LAP” and according to the article it is a preventative strike at … Continue reading

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Intimate Domestic Violence: African American Women

Institutional and internalized racism significantly contributes to African American misogyny and domestic violence. The problem is as old as African American slavery and the 19th century Freedmen’s Bureau (Hubbert 2011:129) contains a list of complaints about domestic violence from African American … Continue reading

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does Stand Your Ground protect battered women?

Can Women Stand Their Ground? Depends On the Target. Marissa Alexander was a battered woman who was trained to use a weapon, had a concealed carry permit, and had a court injunction against her husband. She was sentenced to 20 … Continue reading

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Punishing Rape with More Rape? DRC Trauma Stories

Last week, Lauren Wolfe of Women Under Siege wrote about the rape and violence of everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This violence is tearing families apart. Men, women, and children are caught in the horrors of war … Continue reading

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University Of North Carolina Routinely Violates Sexual Assault Survivor Rights, Students Claim

There are two articles I found pertaining to this issue. The Huff Post article goes into detail about how UNC is violating all sorts of laws. The first victim Andrea Pino suffered from PTSD after being assaulted at a party, … Continue reading

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India Rape Ordinance Blasted by Female Activists

    http://womensenews.org/story/rape/130205/india-rape-ordinance-blasted-female-activists#.URUdph0701I Based on the deadly gang rape the president added an anti-rape ordinance into law. Protesters are furious because they say it was crafted without any input and falls short of bringing perpetrators to justice. The outcry is … Continue reading

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Update on Violence Against Women Act

Since the Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, was mentioned during our first class period, I thought it would be good to get an update on the challenges facing Congress as well as identify the main issues with VAWA.   http://thegrio.com/2013/01/23/democrats-try-again-to-extend-violence-against-women-act/

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