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Stan Lee’s Only Daughter Allegedly Involved in Psychological and Physical Abuse of Her Own Father

It's sad to think that one of geekdom's most legendary creative minds can't live out his twilight years in peace, and yet Stan Lee's life is anything but peaceful these days. In a deeply concerning report from The Hollywood Reporter, it's clear that there is an inner circle around Lee that is far from concerned with his actual care and well-being and more concerned with his money and intellectual property. The sad thing? One of those people is allegedly his own daughter.

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Oregon Closes the “Boyfriend Loophole,” Banning All Perpetrators of Partner Violence From Buying Guns

Oregon has become the first state to pass a piece of gun control legislation since the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 high school students, teachers, and staff members dead. And the specific bill they've passed has the potential to go a long way to preventing acts of gun violence in the future.

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“I Was Not Fine & I Am Not Fine”: Evan Rachel Wood Opens Up About Her History of Abuse in Support of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights

"The aftermath of rape is a huge part of the conversation that needs much more attention, and in this case, I can speak from my own experiences. So often we think of these assaults as no more than a few minutes of awfulness, But these scars last a lifetime."

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White House Domestic Abuse Scandal Is So Bad Even GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy Is Talking Sense

Kind of.

Donald Trump and his cronies entering the White House kicked off an impressive race to the bottom in terms of what our expectations are for elected officials. News that would normally be incredibly damaging has been collectively shrugged at as a new normal, "the swamp" seems swampier than ever, and things have now gotten so bad that even U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy can't ignore it anymore.

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Donald “Law and Order” Trump Finds a Suspect He Can Be Nice to: Aide Disgraced by Abuse Allegations

Donald Trump, who ran as the "law and order" candidate, who doesn't want police officers to be "too nice" to suspects when loading them into police cars—because the kind of person he imagines on the receiving end of that not nice treatment can't possibly be anything like him or his friends and allies—had nothing to offer but well wishes to a staffer who resigned over domestic abuse allegations. Suddenly, because the man denied it, it's OK to show sympathy to suspects of a crime.

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Review: Broken Beautiful Hearts YA for the #MeToo Movement

4.5 out of 5.

Part of the ongoing discussion about the #MeToo movement is what stories fit into it. Sexual harassment, rape, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, we agreed to, but what about domestic abusive, IPV and the micro-aggressive behaviors women deal with as well? How do we teach young people how to deal with the conflicts they will face?

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Amber Heard Addresses J.K. Rowling’s Defense of Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts Casting

So long as we're picking out individual lines and quoting them out of context, there's another sentence I'd like to focus on.

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J.K. Rowling Releases Statement on Depp’s Casting: “Conscience Isn’t Governable by Committee”

"The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful."

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R. Kelly’s Victim Speaks Out on Years of Abuse

For years it has been very much and open secret that R. Kelly is a sexual predator and it has been turned into a joke. From the Dave Chappelle’s “Piss on You” skit to The Boondocks episode “Trail of R. Kelly” there has been a serious lack of consequences about how R.Kelly has spent his adult life preying on adolescents girls. Now, in a Rolling Stone’s article “Surviving R. Kelly” Kitti Jones, a former girlfriend of R.Kelly is telling her story about abuse at the hands of the R&B idol.

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Women Are Having to Drop Domestic Abuse Cases for Fear of Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

How does this protect anyone?

ICE is preying on women's vulnerability in the most heartless ways.

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Things We Saw Today: YouTube Series Shows How Cabaret Used Music to Warn Against Fascism

The awesome installment of Musical Hell's "Know the Score" series after the jump shows us how chillingly relevant the musical Cabaret still is, considering our current political climate. If you've ever wondered why art is so important, wonder no more.

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Feminism Around the World: Canadian Burlesque Dancer Tracks Down Fat-Shaming Internet Troll…a 15-Year-Old Boy

Jessica Davey-Quantick is a Canadian burlesque dancer who has a prolific Instagram. Now, it's already kind of a big deal for a woman to be online at all with, you know, a life or opinions, as evidenced by the trolls many of us suffer on a daily basis. Layer on top of that the identity of "burlesque performer," and you bring out all the specifically appearance-focused and/or "morality" focused sexism. Add the fact that the burlesque dancer in question is fat? You've hit the trifecta.

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Feminism Around the World: French Woman Pardoned After Having Killed Abusive Husband

One day in 2012, Jacqueline Sauvage's husband woke her from a nap by hitting her in the face, then demanding that she make him dinner. Instead, she got their hunting rifle and shot him dead. In 2014, she was charged with murder, convicted, and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Yesterday, French President François Hollande pardoned Sauvage.

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Feminism Around the World: #NiUnaMenos Protest in Argentina Highlights Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Every 30 hours, a woman is killed in Argentina, and according to The Guardian, of the Top Ten countries for femicide, seven are in Latin America.

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Surviving Compton Trailer Puts Dr. Dre’s Domestic Abuse at the Forefront

Straight Outta Compton chronicled NWA’s tumultuous rise to the top, but the film also glossed over a key element during that time: Dr. Dre’s abuse of former fiancée Michel’le Toussaint.

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On Domestic Abuse, Lindsay Lohan, and the “Perfect Victim/Survivor” Myth

About a week or so ago, a violent fight between Lindsay Lohan and her ex-fiancé Egor Tarabasov got captured on camera, with the footage making the rounds on social networks.

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Media Response to Amber Heard’s Allegations of Abuse Reveals Staggering Biphobia

Last week, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. On Friday, the news broke that Heard had also filed a restraining order against her soon-to-be-ex-husband, alleging domestic abuse. Outlets like The Daily Mail and The Sun wasted no time reporting on the case, and Heard's allegations also received play in mainstream media outlets that don't always focus so intensely on celebrity news.

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Zoe Quinn Explains Her Decision to Drop Her Charges Against Her Ex

It's been a year and a half of constant misogynist abuse - from people she knows and people she doesn't know - and Zoe Quinn is tired.

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#OneHitMeansOut Calls for the NFL to Stop Tolerating Domestic Abuse

Mildly NSFW

This PSA from Made By Woman Media titled "Topless Women Talk NFL" calls for the NFL to stop tolerating domestic violence.

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Comedian Beth Stelling Reveals Abusive Relationship, “It’s Not Simple”

"I ask you to have the courage to listen and accept it, because I’m trying."

Comedian Beth Stelling posted a series of photos on Instagram on Monday, revealing the details of a verbally, physically, and sexually abusive relationship she's been in the past year.

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