Tag: Domestic Violence

I Killed My Partner. It Saved My Life.

In the early hours of Sept. 15, 2010, my children and I were sound asleep when my partner arrived at our home in Brooklyn drunk after a night out, and flew into a violent rage. For years I had endured verbal abuse, beatings, sexual assault. That night as he punched me in the head over […]

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Does America Care About Care? Not Enough

First of three articles. Caretaking occupies a paradoxical place in the American mind. On the one hand, we cast caretaking for babies and children as a sacred duty of the private sphere. We lionize the bonds between parents and their children in movies, songs and storybooks. We romanticize the kinds of wisdom that are passed […]

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Nets Forward Rodions Kurucs Was Charged With Assault For Allegedly Choking His Then-Girlfriend

Getty Image Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs was formally charged with misdemeanor assault on Tuesday after appearing in court for an alleged incident that took place on June 27 in which an argument between he and his then-girlfriend became physical, with Kurucs eventually choking her and throwing her on the bed. According to the New […]

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As Deaths Mount, France Tries to Get Serious About Domestic Violence

ILE-ROUSSE, Corsica — Julie Douib tried to do everything right. She left her abusive partner. She reported his violence to the police at least a dozen times. After he forced her to give up custody of their two children for the weekend, she told the police that he had a license for a gun and […]

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When It Hits Home: Intimate Partner Violence Yields Deadly Outcomes for Black Women

Photo: iStock The Facebook post read, “MISSING: Téa B. Choates, Last seen Tuesday 8/6 in Lithonia Ga area.” The social media plea came from Choates’s mother, Ebony King. The 19-year-old was last seen by her fiance, Aldeyshaun Locklear. Seven days later, Choates’s body was recovered from a wooded area on the outskirts of Atlanta, CBS46 […]

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In South Africa, a Call to Punish Rapists

In 2007, Thalitha Mukansi moved to Diepsloot, an informal township on the northern fringes of Johannesburg. She was a social worker who settled in the region because it was what she could afford, and she liked working with, and helping, victims of assault. But outside Ms. Mukansi’s window, assaults and rapes were common — sometimes […]

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India’s Widows, Abused at Home, Have Sought Refuge in This Holy City for Centuries

VRINDAVAN, India — Like thousands of other widows exiled from their homes to a city in northern India, Nirmala Maheshwari said she was abused by her family after her husband died. “They saw me as a burden,” Ms. Maheshwari whispered recently, recalling her first day at a new shelter for widows in Vrindavan, as other […]

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Serena Williams Highlights How Abusers Use Money to Violate Their Partners

Photo: Allstate Purple Purse Foundation Earlier this summer, following a disappointing loss at the Wimbledon finals, Serena Williams told reporters, “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.” Williams continues to make good on her word, this time launching […]

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Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge?

JALAPA, Guatemala — They climbed the terraced hillside in single file, their machetes tapping the stones along the darkened footpath. Gehovany Ramirez, 17, led his brother and another accomplice to his ex-girlfriend’s home. He struck the wooden door with his machete, sending splinters into the air. His girlfriend, Lubia Sasvin Pérez, had left him a […]

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He Stabbed His Ex-Wife to Death, Then Hugged Her Body and Sobbed

Carmen Iris Santiago’s estranged husband had begun showing up recently outside the beauty salon in Queens where she worked. He would usually pace back and forth in front of the store, unnerving employees and customers. On Wednesday evening he showed up again at the Tu S’tilo Salon SPA in Jackson Heights and asked to speak […]

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Domestic Violence Needs Criminal Justice Reform, Too

All of a sudden, it seems like criminal justice reform is on everyone’s policy agenda. Politicians across the political spectrum in the United States are finally thinking about policies to reverse the decades-long expansion of the criminal system, and the mass incarceration that has resulted. But legislators have been doubling down on the system when […]

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A Murderer Deemed Too Old for Violence Was Just Convicted of Another Killing

A murderer with a long history of violence against women — but who had been freed from prison and deemed unlikely to hurt anyone again because of his advancing age — was convicted by a jury in Maine this week in the stabbing death of a mother of twin boys. It took the jury less […]

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The Taliban Promise to Protect Women. Here’s Why Women Don’t Believe Them.

KABUL, Afghanistan — At just 29, Zainab Fayez made herself into one of Afghanistan’s foremost defenders of women. As the first and only female prosecutor in Kandahar Province, deep in the conservative south of the country, she sent 21 men to jail for beating and abusing their wives or fiancées. I thought I should speak […]

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Acosta Resigned. The Caligula Administration Lives On.

On Monday, Donald Trump disinvited the then-British ambassador, Kim Darroch, from an official administration dinner with the emir of Qatar, because he was mad about leaked cables in which Darroch assessed the president as “insecure” and “incompetent.” There was room at the dinner, however, for Trump’s friend Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, […]

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Ignored at Home, Battered Russian Women Take Cases to Europe

MOSCOW — He beat her. He kidnapped her. He threatened to kill her. But this was Russia, where domestic violence is both endemic and widely ignored. Every time Valeriya Volodina went to the police for protection from her ex-boyfriend, she got nowhere. “Not once did they open a criminal case against him — they would […]

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OJ Simpson Is Living Free and Without Care 25 Years After Deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman

O.J. Simpson at hearing where he was granted parole in 2017Photo: Getty He plays golf a lot. Visits his grown kids on occasion. And checks in with his parole officer. Almost 25 years to the day of the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, O.J. Simpson is living a relatively quiet […]

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