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Domestic violence news and analysis from The Nation
March 23, 2021
How the Violence Against Women Act Failed Women
The provision of the 1994 Crime Bill sponsored by then-Senator Joe Biden has contributed to mass incarceration and state violence.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
October 30, 2020
Will Concerns About Domestic Violence Derail Sentencing Reform in Oklahoma?
Opponents of a constitutional amendment to limit enhanced sentencing say it would harm domestic violence survivors. Not all survivors agree.
October 7, 2020
A Reckoning Inside the Domestic-Violence Movement
Domestic abuse presents a deadly threat to millions of people across America. But as concerns about police misconduct grow, feminists are reconsidering the costs of criminalization.
September 16, 2020
Mexico’s Women Demand Justice on Gender Violence
Enraged at institutional failure to address the mounting crisis, they have occupied the National Human Rights Commission.
April 2, 2020
Domestic Violence and Coronavirus: Hell Behind Closed Doors
It is up to us to raise money, space, and resources for survivors of domestic violence.
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April 1, 2020
The Risks of Being A Woman During the Pandemic
As our patriarchal world sits still, the stress, sexism, and violence women face within the home is ramping up.
December 17, 2019
Domestic Violence Is Russia’s Shame
The fight in Russia over the law on domestic violence mirrors the country’s fight over democracy.
November 6, 2019
Violence Is in the Air
A new study shows that the rate of violent crime increases with the level of smog.
October 25, 2019
The Astros Fire Brandon Taubman, but the Real Problem Remains
His sacking doesn’t change the fact that the Houston Astros slandered a reporter for doing her job.
October 22, 2019
The Houston Astros Don’t Care About Domestic Violence
Astros Assistant General Manager Brandon Taubman taunted women reporters about domestic violence. Instead of apologizing, the team doubled down.