Violence Free Colorado now posts this weekly news update containing a few news stories from Colorado and beyond featuring issues related to gender-based violence. By presenting highlights from the week’s news in this format, we hope to make it easier to keep up with the news stories from around the country AND increase media literacy.  “What is media literacy?,” you ask. Great question! Check out this handy resource or visit Violence Free Colorado’s media literacy page.

Domestic violence victim files federal civil rights lawsuit: Her attorney says the

[local] police departments did not take the required steps to help the woman.

Slava Voynov’s wife agrees to domestic violence counseling in bid to avoid contempt: The wife of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov agreed Monday to seek domestic violence counseling for guidance on whether she should change her mind about refusing to testify against her husband at his Torrance trial.
Violence Free Colorado says, “Giving the option of either a contempt charge OR domestic violence counseling does not recognize the complexity of what victim’s face when working within the criminal justice system and does not take into account any safety concerns she may have.”

7 Celebrities Who Have Been Accused Of Domestic Violence & The Culture Of Complicity We’ve Already Accepted: The public’s relationship with Mayweather, and our willingness to turn a blind eye to his problematic personal life in the face of getting the good show we want from celebs, is nothing is not entirely typical.

Domestic Violence Ads Go Up on Tinder (Blog): The organization created three fake (and admittedly pretty cartoonish) profiles of abusers whose profile photos go from “he looks like a nice guy” to something as extreme as “he looks like he’s punching me in the face.”