When I was a volunteer emergency room advocate for victims of rape and domestic violence, the first question we were trained to ask women who had been abused by their partners was whether or not there was a gun in the home. Because we knew that women whose partners had access to a gun were 7 times more likely to be killed. In fact, women who are killed by their partners are more likely to be murdered by a gun than all other means combined.
Despite this tower of evidence, people will continue to insist that these women could have somehow stopped the violence. (Inaccuracies aside, the idea that women have a responsibility to keep someone from killing them rather than an abuser not to commit murder is baffling.)” — "American Horror Story," my latest at The Nation on how the myth-making around domestic violence is killing women. (via jessicavalenti)
Meet the World’s Smallest Rabbit.
Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest.
My current thoughts on TS4.
Ladytron | Ghosts
In the game of bitches, there is only one queen bitch.
Perez Hilton has
- Posted crotch shots of Miley Cyrus getting out of a car
- Accused Lily Allen of being responsible for her miscarriage by binge drinking.
- Posted intimate photos of Ke$ha and posted enough hate to make her break down crying an hour before performing on X Factor.
- Has outed various celebrities.
- Told Taylor Momsen (who was 16 at the time) to try fisting.
- Tried to rent an apartment in Lady Gaga’s building to stalk her.
How is he not in jail already?