Comment on: Bargain Homes: Somerville Edition
Posted 08/29/2014 02:20:13 EDT
The headline says "Bargain Homes," yet the first example out of only six listings is a 3BR condo listed at over a million dollars?!?
Comment on: Culture May Have Contributed to Sexual Assault at N.H. Prep School
Posted 08/08/2014 11:59:16 EDT
Teenagers are going to have sex. Instead of clutching our pearls over "hookup culture," how about we TEACH BOYS AND MEN NOT TO RAPE.
Comment on: Manhunt Underway in Melrose
Posted 08/01/2014 05:44:59 EDT
Wait, they have all of Melrose in lockdown and they sent a SWAT team after two unarmed suspects?? Anyone else think this is a bit extreme?
Comment on: 10 Things That Turn Off Homebuyers
Posted 07/10/2014 05:31:31 EDT
Definitely make sure any bird nests aren't currently in use before removing them.
Comment on: Everett Cop Charged with Beating Son, 10, with Belt
Posted 06/13/2014 06:08:18 EDT
Child abuse is EVERYONE'S business.
Comment on: Tim Gunn Would Like Size 12 âProject Runwayâ Models
Posted 06/13/2014 12:50:52 EDT
I agree, but I'd also like to point out that many "plus size" fashion models are a size 8 or 10. They're not what the rest of us consider plus size.
Comment on: Police Report: Rockland Man Accused of Killing Wife Smoked Cigarette as She Died
Posted 06/12/2014 05:47:45 EDT
What the hell is wrong with you?!
Posted 06/12/2014 02:23:57 EDT
...and we have our first abuse apologist.
Comment on: Rockland Man Arrested, Charged with Killing Wife
Posted 06/12/2014 01:04:33 EDT
Why are comments open on this article?!?!
Comment on: Dorchester man vowed to murder wife found beaten to death in her Brockton home last month - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 06/04/2014 06:06:46 EDT
Nah. What we need to do is fund community education about domestic violence. Most people like that minister mean well, but they simply don't know any better. There are people trying to deliver these e more »
Posted 06/04/2014 05:40:14 EDT
^^Yes, this. I have a close relative who continues to stay in a violent relationship because her batterer has vowed to murder her if she leaves, and she has every reason to believe him. The system is more »
Posted 06/04/2014 05:38:06 EDT
In the U.S., an average of three women are murdered by a current or former partner every day. As the system currently stands, it's very difficult for victims of any gender to obtain the support they n more »
Posted 06/04/2014 05:34:52 EDT
Domestic violence and domestic homicide are not new at all. What's changed is that society finally values women - who make up 85% of domestic violence victims - enough to tell their stories. If you wa more »
Comment on: âIâm planning my escape,â Jennifer Martel said days before death - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/19/2014 11:27:43 EDT
This story is a painful reminder that the most dangerous time for a domestic violence victim is when they decide to leave, and the time period immediately following their leaving. It's easy for outsid more »
Comment on: Proposals could worsen domestic violence - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/22/2014 01:51:12 EDT
Also, strangulation is statistically a "high risk" red flag indicator for future domestic homicide, hence the move to make it a felony in many jurisdictions. more »
Posted 04/22/2014 01:49:25 EDT
What kate2468 said. And it's alarming that a judge doesn't know better. More evidence of the need for better DV training for judges. more »
Comment on: Police Tase Man Found Allegedly Strangling Wife
Posted 04/10/2014 06:06:31 EDT
So a woman is nearly murdered by her husband, and the Globe opens up the comments so a bunch of jerks can make jokes about it and throw slurs at the woman. I'm thoroughly disgusted.
Comment on: The legacy of Jennifer Martel - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/27/2014 12:39:57 EDT
There was one judge in a weeks-long class that I took on understanding domestic violence. He was belligerent and interrupted the instructor within the first hour, and he didn't even come back for the more »
Posted 03/27/2014 12:36:46 EDT
You mean well, but... Mandatory arrests have been proven to do more harm than good. As for arming victims, that gun is exponentially more likely to be used against the victim, and there's also the ris more »
Comment on: Is this as good as it gets? - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Posted 03/25/2014 12:54:49 EDT
It's incredibly offensive to imply that this woman would PREFER to be in an abusive relationship. My guess? For some reason, she has had very low standards for how she expects men to treat her in rela more »
Posted 03/25/2014 12:45:59 EDT
"He doesn't like it when I talk about emotions. I don't like it when forgets to tell me where he is and what time he's coming home." If this is what is considered a "normal," average marriage, I'll more »
Comment on: Realistic statue of man in his underwear at Wellesley College sparks controversy - Wellesley - Your Campus - Boston.com
Posted 02/05/2014 01:49:48 EST
Scott - I presume from your name that you are a man. Your male privilege is showing. It's not a stretch at all. As a sexual assault survivor, just seeing the photo on my computer screen was jarring an more »
Posted 02/05/2014 01:47:09 EST
Or how about, a large percentage of women have been sexually assaulted, and seeing this statue is triggering/upsetting. Dropping it in the middle of a college campus full of young women seems obliviou more »
Comment on: State Police seeking truck driver that dropped mattress on Route 128, causing crash that left woman dead - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 01/30/2014 12:29:02 EST
Spoken like someone who doesn't travel on 128/95 during rush hour periods. As others have said, even when you try to follow at a safe distance, someone invariably darts in front of you and creates an more »
Posted 01/30/2014 12:27:00 EST
FWIW, I call this kind of thing in, but I have yet to not be treated like a nuisance by the person who takes the call.
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