A History Lesson for Chris Brown.

Your Random-Ass Roundup: Itching for a Fight Edition.

Obama says he’s ready for a fight to push his $3.5-trillion budget proposal through Congress.

Ugh. The economy shrank by 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter, which was worse than anyone predicted. The Dow slipped below 7000 for the first time in 12 years. AIG, the world’s largest insurer, just posted a [...]

On Not Posting the Rihanna Picture.

I went looking this morning after I heard that TMZ had gotten a post-altercation photo of Rihanna from someone in the LAPD.

From the beginning, in dissecting this case, the debate I had was often over the term “visible injuries.” My closest friend was skeptical, saying ‘women fight dirty and we don’t know what happened…she [...]

On Not Posting the Rihanna Picture.

I went looking this morning after I heard that TMZ had gotten a post-altercation photo of Rihanna from someone in the LAPD.

From the beginning, in dissecting this case, the debate I had was often over the term “visible injuries.” My closest friend was skeptical, saying ‘women fight dirty and we don’t know what happened…she [...]

Beyond Chris Brown and Rihanna.

Here is a link to a PDF of Berry’s 2005 article.

Sexual Assault and the Criminal Justice System.

In light of this whole Rihanna-Chris Brown mess, Megan talks candidly about the difficulty/dickheadedness she encountered in pressing charges against her own attacker.

My victim’s advocate refused to speak to me after our second phone call and first meeting because my reactions stressed her out. Literally: refused to call me or speak to me. [...]

On Rihanna's Privacy.

Samhita at Feministing takes issue with the LA Times‘ decision to run Rihanna’s name after she pressed charges against Chris Brown:

Is it OK that they ran her name? Celebrity culture currently thrives on depicting the stories of women’s demise. We have seen this with Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, among others. There is [...]

wow. wtf?

We’re not really sure what to say about this.