BY Emma Tilden in Feminizzle on May 22, 2014 |
Mandy Boardman had noticed feelings of drowsiness. She awoke one morning with a half dissolved pill in her mouth to see her husband, David Wise, leaving the room. But she was not prepared to learn that Wise had been drugging and raping her repeatedly over the course of three years, a fact which she discovered when she found the sex tapes he had been making on his phone. Shortly after this incident, police began a three year police investigation ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Uncategorized on Apr 25, 2014 |
It grieved us to discover, that 16-year-old high school junior, Maren Sanchez, was fatally stabbed in Milford, Connecticut this morning, because she simply exercised her human right to say "no."
Just hours before prom night, Maren was stabbed by an angered ex-boyfriend, after she declined to go to the prom with him. The police reports are abhorrent; witnesses said that the suspect shoved Maren down the stairs, attempted to choke her, and then ... Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson in General on Jun 06, 2013 |
While it may sound like something out of Law & Order: SVU, "reproductive coercion" is a very real, very serious form of abuse facing women today. Reports of intimate partner violence including reproductive coercion vary hugely in age, socio-economic status, and geographical locations - sadly, it affects all kinds of women.
Researchers say many women don't report this kind of abuse because they don't recognize that it's happening - and that's a big problem.We ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Feminizzle on Aug 20, 2012 |
Though she may play a pretty little liar on the small screen, the real-life Shay Mitchell has a heart of gold. Since November 2010, the actress has been raising awareness for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit founded by trafficking survivor Somaly Mam to aid victims of modern day slavery.
Through her partnership with the organization, Mitchell has done quite remarkable things, including traveling to Cambodia to visit shelters and meeting with trafficking ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in Feminizzle on Jul 04, 2012 |
Images of battered women invoke a sense of rage in many of us that can’t easily be quelled. Some, like the editors of Bulgarian zine, 12, profit off of the misery of these women with fashion shoots. But beauty vlogger Lauren Luke chose to take the high road by working with an anti-abuse group called Refuge to shed light on an issue that affects between 15 to 71 percent of women across the globe.
In her viral “How to look your best the ... Read More