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  1. Last Night the Grammys Reached Out To Victims of Domestic Violence

    #ItsOnUs

    We know that the Grammys are not usually a nerd hotspot of viewing, but the dedicated segment on domestic violence, which gave abuse survivor Brooke Axtell a national stage for a stirring speech about her experiences, is definitely up our alley.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Shoes Inspired By NASA

    Yes, that's a moonwalk. Everything I do in these babies is a moonwalk.

    Good showing so far, 2015: we've got Marty McFly's self-lacing shoes and two pairs of Adidas shoes inspired by iconic NASA space suits. Too bad these fly kicks will run you up to $455.

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  3. Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign No More Has a Superbowl Ad This Year

    In particular, No More's ad, which will likely be seen by millions this Sunday, highlights the difficulty many abuse victims have in safely speaking out against or even simply making another person aware of their abuse.

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  4. Rat Queens Co-Creator Kurtis Wiebe Says Upchurch Is No Longer Illustrating The Comic

    In the wake of Rat Queens artist and co-creator Roc Upchurch's arrest for battery, co-creator and writer Kurtis Wiebe has spoken out about domestic abuse and the future of the comic.

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  5. Rat Queens Artist & Co-Creator Roc Upchurch Arrested For Domestic Abuse

    Rat Queens co-creator and artist Roc Upchurch has been arrested for domestic violence after allegedly beating his ex-wife.

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  6. Superhero Weekend Arrives To Fight Domestic Violence

    Cosplay + charity = awesome

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Comic Fusion in New Jersey is continuing their yearly Superhero Weekend tradition to help raise funds for a local charity. See how you can help and bid on some amazing comic art from your favorite creators.

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  7. DiGiorno Pizza Gets In On #WhyIStayed Domestic Abuse Hashtag With Admittedly “Awful and Careless” PR Gaffe

    All the no in the world.

    Oof. The #WhyIStayed hashtag, if you're unfamiliar, has been a place for Twitter to examine issues of domestic abuse after video of (now-former) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer hit the web. DiGiorno Pizza very much not realize that when they tweeted the above implication that you would stay with an abusive partner because they have pizza. To their credit, DiGiorno immediately deleted the tweet and apologized, both en masse and to individual users:

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  8. Superhero Weekend Returns to Raise Money for Domestic Violence Shelter

    and let it be known

    This wouldn't be the first time that we've reported on Superhero Weekend, a celebration organized by the Comic Fusion shop in Flemington, NJ that's raised more than $50,000 for its local women's shelter, but it's that time of year again. We thought you'd might like to know about the cosplayers, raffles, art, and prizes, with all the proceeds going to a good cause. And that's not to mention special guests Jamal Igle, Duane Swierczynski, Dani O'Brien, and Sarah Donner.
    There’s no reason that superheroes in capes can’t be relevant today. Characters have evolved over the decades to become better role models than ever before,” said Elizabeth Amber Love, event planner. “This fundraiser gets people talking about advocacy and awareness through the great support system of the comic book industry.
    If you're not in the Flemington area (and let's face it, most of you aren't) Superhero Weekend has a history of offering original sketches and prints in an online auction over the course of the weekend, with proceeds going to SAFE in Hunterdon, so keep an eye on their site and their Facebook page!

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  9. Facebook Creates Guide For Domestic Violence Victims

    For A More Civilized Age

    Facebook and the NNEDV (National Network To End Domestic Violence) teamed up to create a guide to Facebook security and privacy specifically tailored to people who are victims of domestic abuse and/or cyberstalking. The guide walks users through the details of changing security settings, what the various privacy mechanisms do, and generally giving an in-depth tutorial on social media safety. Not only is it a great resource for anyone trying to grapple with violence, it is also just a well-written, straightforward guide about Facebook safety for any user.

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  10. Patrick Stewart’s Recent Speech Confirms I Want to Be Patrick Stewart When I Grow Up

    Hey, everyone! Remember how incredible Patrick Stewart is in pretty much all ways? Here is a convenient reminder.

    Good morning, everyone. Today, we're delighted to bring you this video of nerd icon Patrick Stewart being exactly the person you want him to be in real life this weekend at Comicapalooza in Houston. In response to a fan's touching question, Stewart delivers an incredible, heartfelt, and deeply personal off-the-cuff speech about the repercussions of domestic violence and PTSD in his own life, and the work he does to try and help others suffering through the same sorts of troubles.

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