Tag: #ViolenceAgainstWomen


Why Is Violence Against Women of Color Ignored?
30 Jun 2015

Why Is Violence Against Women of Color Ignored?

2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence. No cultural, religious, socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds is immune, but a topic that continues to get even less attention is the shocking level of violence, domestic or otherwise, against women of color.  To date, over 12 million people have seen the video of bikini-clad 15 year old Dajerria Becton...

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Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money
05 May 2015

Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money

Despite a number of groups boycotting the Floyd Mayweather fight owing to his history of domestic violence, his Las Vegas bout, for which he was paid $200 million dollars, went off without a hitch Saturday.  In fact, seats sold out in 60 seconds. How much longer are we going to ignore the truth about those who abuse women?  There are athletes in all sports who...

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Biden and Mikulski Secure $41M Federal Funding to End Rape Kit Backlog
19 Mar 2015

Biden and Mikulski Secure $41M Federal Funding to End Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski have secured $41 million in federal funding to help end the backlog of rape kits that sit untested, gathering dust in crime labs around the country for up to 5 to 10 years. Caitlin Dickson reported, per a Department of Justice study, some kits sit in officer’s desks and lockers never even progressing beyond that point....

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