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"Stand By Your Man," Tammy Wynette's country ballad about fidelity, might seem like an unlikely candidate as inspiration for a feminist art show. It was, in fact, a song universally derided by the feminist movement, a stance cemented by Hillary Clinton's remark in a 1990s interview about Gennifer Flowers that she "wasn't some little woman 'standing by my man' like Tammy Wynette." But embroidery artist Heather Marie Scholl was working on her first installation,...
A nasty piece of news, courtesy a City Council report: Incidents of domestic violence in New York City Housing Authority apartments have more than doubled in the last five years. That's 1,642 incidents reported in 2013, up from 809 in 2009. And with a problem as little reported as domestic violence, those numbers likely underestimate the actual situation. The City Council report was first obtained by the New York Daily News, which notes that the rise...
In the latest (publicized) case of police brutality in New York City, an officer of the 72nd Precinct was filmed kicking a man who'd been wrestled to the ground by half a dozen other officers and forcibly handcuffed. The man in question was Jonathan Daza, a street vendor at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival on Sunday; the kick in question was delivered by Vincent Ciardiello, an officer who has since been suspended. In light...
Not that we need any more evidence of Internet comment sections being an indication of the dark places people venture when guaranteed anonymity, but, well, we've got some right here for you. After all, if people are going to joke about a dead body floating in the Gowanus Canal or a fatal explosion in Manhattan or a tragic fire in Williamsburg, why wouldn't they joke about domestic violence? Ugh. Humanity. It's the worst. News broke today...

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