Posts Tagged: domestic violence

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Reginald Dwayne Betts


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new book Bastards of the Reagan Era. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Chinelo Okparanta


Chinelo Okparanta talks about her debut novel, Under the Udala Trees, her upcoming appearance at Portland’s Wordstock book festival, and LGBTQ rights in America and worldwide. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Megan Kruse


Author Megan Kruse talks about her debut novel, Call Me Home, queer characters in rural places, sibling relationships, and how the music of Lucinda Williams inspires her. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Phoebe Gloeckner


Artist and author Phoebe Gloeckner talks about her semi-autobiographical novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl, just adapted into a film starring Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, and what she's working on now. ...more

Holding Evangelicals Accountable


Growing up in a slew of Evangelical churches, I saw this system of governance deployed to handle anything from adultery to domestic violence to pedophilia. And in each instance, this system has failed to stop abusers or protect victims.

At Buzzfeed, Rumpus contributor Lyz Lenz writes about her experience in Evangelical churches and how these churches often fail to hold abusers accountable and protect victims.



The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Dead Girls Sold Here


Why then are we comfortable with women routinely being cast as the victims of violence? Why don’t we see that as sexist? Where is the outrage? ...more


“And She Went on Her Way Rejoicing”


Muriel Spark and the perennial question: “Am I a woman or an intellectual monster?” ...more


Being Like Him: Fathers, Daughters, and Sons in Boyhood


That scene at Antone’s plays out one of my biggest fears: that when women aren’t in the room, straight men shift their conversations. ...more

Ray Rice and Domestic Abuse: A Rumpus Roundup


In February, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked out his fiancée at Atlantic City’s Revel Casino. He was caught dragging her limp body out of the elevator. They later married.

Domestic violence is so common in the United States—every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted—it rarely makes headlines.


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Placenta Previa


The only time I can stand the sight of the bouquet of bullshit is early in the morning, before I flip on the lights. In the dark their perfection is only imagined, not confirmed by sight. This eases the edges like a pain pill dulls the healing muscles around the site of my incision. ...more