Should online dating profiles include gun ownership?

We may never know if the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of Oscar Pistorius was domestic violence or the result of trigger-happy paranoia. I’m not sure what kind of hard evidence the prosecution has, but a reasonable human must wonder, “Who doesn’t check to see if the woman they love is still […]

Getting the NRA to protect my right to bear biological weapons

There’s been lots of talk about how the right to own semi-automatic guns and rifles is protected under the 2nd Amendment. The NRA and many gun aficionados feel that owning a semi-automatic weapon is a right of the people not to be infringed upon. And anyway, according to many people who support semi-automatic weapon ownership […]

What more does the NFL need to prove they must take a stand on domestic violence?

The weekend 22-year-old Kassandra Perkins was murdered by Kansas City Chiefs’ player Jovan Belcher, who committed suicide shortly thereafter. The Chiefs played the Carolina Panthers today, a team that shares a domestic violence tragedy of similar magnitude. Rae Carruth was a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers when he arranged to have Cherica Adams, who […]

SF sheriff pleads guilty in domestic violence case. Should he keep his job?

The case has disturbed many here in the Bay Area. The sheriff of San Francisco, Ross Mirkarimi, arrested on a domestic violence charge. His wife went to their neighbors in tears 20 hours after the attack, which happened on New Year’s Eve (2011). She recounted what happened and also described a previous episode. One neighbor, […]

Twitter is a microcosm of our attitudes to domestic violence

Frieda, adopted from a shelter. About 12 yrs old now. Missing one leg. I see a lot of tweets from animal shelters about needing help with funds/food as well as about finding homes. All of this is, of course, wonderful. But I don’t see many requests for funds and support from domestic violence shelters. I […]