Since the mid-1980s, there has been an exponential increase in the number of girls arrested, waiting in detention, and serving time in foster placement. According to statistics published in 2009, of all juvenile arrests, 25% are arrests for crimes of domestic and family violence. These arrests disproportionally affect girls: although young women represent 29% of all juvenile arrests, they make up 31% of assault arrests, 35% domestic violence arrests, and 41% child-to-parent violence arrests. It is this last number that is particularly disturbing. It is widely known that child-to-parent violence is more complicated than the name might suggest, and is often correlated with other violence in the family. More
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Rina Brovisse recalls Prada Japan CEO David Sesia ordering the demotion and transfer of fifteen female employees (many of them long-serving, top saleswomen) because they were “old, fat, ugly, disgusting or did not have the Prada look.” More
This week, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington sued his ex-girlfriend, Jenn Allen, for defamation and publication in a false light. He’s seeking “general” and “special damages” according to “proof.” He also wants the cost of the lawsuit covered and “any other relief the court deems just and proper.” More
When news of Reese Witherspoon‘s arrest for disorderly conduct broke last week, we wondered what it would do for her squeaky-clean image, but ultimately didn’t think it would really hurt. After all, she apologized promptly and classily, and then made a very likable appearance on Good Morning America this week, in which she owned up again, and said, “We knew better.” A perfectly handled mini-scandal, soon forgiven and forgotten, right? Until now. TMZ has video footage from the arrest, and it’s both hilarious and really unlikable.
Which of these is not like the other:
A) The first woman to lead a Fortune 500 company
B) The first woman to be secretary general of the UN
C) The first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list More
Can you get fired for second-hand exposure to marijuana? Cheryl Hale tells an Idaho news station that she was fired over a positive drug test after 16 years of work for a “major retail corporation.” Hale says she’s not a smoker, but her husband is. Alarming! In the course of reporting on her story, a local news reporter somehow winds up riding around in a limousine with eight people smoking up. Journalism! More
If you hate your boss, you’ve got a few options. You can “manage up” by making the boss’s life — and therefore yours — easier. You can complain to HR, or quit your job. Or you could do what Andrea Lawton did: Steal a bust of Benjamin Franklin worth $3 million, and then broke it, all because she was angry at her boss. More
The US Justice Department has filed a formal complaint against Lance Armstrong, saying the doping-disgraced cyclist and team owners defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship money. More
If you are following along with the Reese Witherspoon arrest saga you may have heard that now Reese is back to her old self, showing off those genteel Southern roots we all know and love her for. She issued an apology that was pretty much amazing. It was like end of Walk the Line amazing. But is it too late? Has this already ruined her image? More
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There are many troubled celebrities for whom an arrest for disorderly conduct would barely news at all: Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Mel Gibson, and the list goes on. Reese Witherspoon is not one of those celebrities. What will her arrest this weekend mean for her squeaky-clean image and career? More
For the past two days, the Supreme Court has been examining the constitutionality of cases related to same-sex marriage and the female justices have been dropping mics all over the oral arguments. Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor have contributed a remarkable amount of sass to the court’s debate on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, dismantling the defense’s arguments against gay marriage with dry wit and hilarious metaphors. Let’s take a look back at the female justices’ zingiest moments from the recent oral arguments.
After finally settling her lawsuit with her ex-husband Chris Burch (and getting a big payday) Tory Burch is now going after people ripping off her highly coveted label. According to The New York Post Tory is suing New York-based Bluebell Accessories Inc. for selling accessories that featured T-shaped designs which look similar to the Burch logo. More
This is a tough one, folks.
A 32-year-old woman earning $180,000 a year at a London bank says she was smeared as “chemically dependent minigarch daughter” and “Crazy Miss Cokehead” when she blew the whistle on her employer’s insider trading. Svetlana Lokhova accused her bosses of carrying out a “sustained and vicious campaign of harassment and discrimination.” OK, maybe, but they also sound pretty creative in their horrifically demeaning insults, you have to give them that. More