News of the Week

A weekly roundup of family violence-related stories from across the web.


S.F. chief bars firefighters from buying Super Bowl badges

"San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White has banned firefighters from buying the NFL-sanctioned commemorative badges that celebrate the event — in part out of concern that the game leads to domestic violence." —San Francisco Chronicle

What Obama's New Move On Guns Does For Domestic Violence Survivors

"More than half of U.S. women who die in gun homicides are killed by intimate partners or family members.” —Huffington Post

UMD Study Shows Racial Bias in Media Coverage of Celebrity Domestic Violence

“Authors were […] more likely to suggest white men’s violent behavior resulted from a mutual conflict and to excuse their violence due to mitigating circumstances, such as inebriation.” —University of Maryland