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James T. Hodgkinson, who injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and several others when he opened fire on Republican members of Congress and aides at a baseball practice Wednesday morning, had at least one thing in common with many other mass shooters: an alleged history of violence against women.
Scores of people gathered outside the perimeter of the Pulse nightclub Monday to pay their respects while inside the site's fences, the names of the 49 victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history were read out loud in a private service.
A United Nations-appointed human rights expert today said that gender-related killings and domestic murders or intimate partner violence should be understood as forms of arbitrary execution and thus violates the right to life.
The thing about rape culture is that it shapes our language about sexual assault. Problematic comments may not even be explicitly about rape – comments that reflect attitudes about homophobia, ableism, racism, or any other form of oppression still perpetuate rape culture.
A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino, would help fund new efforts to prevent domestic violence in California, inspired by the death of North Park Elementary School teacher Karen Smith in April.