4:00 pm, May 16th | by Sheena Marquis
Since the mid-1980s, there has been an exponential increase in the number of girls arrested, waiting in detention, and serving time in foster placement. According to statistics published in 2009, of all juvenile arrests, 25% are arrests for crimes of domestic and family violence. These arrests disproportionally affect girls: although young women represent 29% of all juvenile arrests, they make up 31% of assault arrests, 35% domestic violence arrests, and 41% child-to-parent violence arrests. Our young girls deserve better.
6:30 pm, April 15th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, multiple news outfits are reporting that shortly after 3 p.m. today, two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. Boston police report that at least twenty-three people were injured and two have died. No information on who or what caused the explosions has been released. [The Atlantic] Oh man, there [...]
9:30 am, October 17th | by Sarah Devlin
Uh…did anyone else hear the weird thing Mitt Romney said about marriage in last night’s debate?
3:30 pm, August 15th | by Amy Tennery
A troubling new study shows a common method used to detect and help victims of domestic violence may be ineffective — and may prove just how crucial doctor intervention could be in aiding abuse victims.
12:45 pm, August 1st | by Amy Tennery
In the horrific aftermath of a domestic assault, it’s difficult to figure out what went wrong. Why do domestic assaults happen? What leads to incidents of intimate partner violence? How do you explain an inexplicable, unthinkable act?
It may seem impossible. But a new study may provide some answers — and give researchers an in-depth look at what triggers domestic assault.
5:15 pm, July 2nd | by Amy Tennery
It’s not tough to get us to sit up and pay attention when someone starts talking about domestic violence. But an innovative new public service announcement riffing off of the classic YouTube makeup tutorial format is particularly arresting.
11:30 am, June 14th | by Diana Gerstacker
Hey there, devil’s advocate here to tell you about the new proposal from our friends over at the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The newly released, drafted proposal aims to subject women to routine questions about possible intimate partner violence – and it misses the mark.