Tag Archives: Violence

Misogynistic tweets linked to violence

Places where there’s a lot of misogynistic tweeting are also likely to have a lot of cases of domestic violence, a new Australian study has found. The connection to domestic and family violence can be made despite the presence of factors such as alcohol and inequality, the University of NSW study said. Examples of misogynistic… Read More »

Police Violence Severely Harms Black Americans’ Mental Health

Police violence against Black people, including the killing of unarmed citizens, is negatively affecting African Americans’ mental health, reports ABC News. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, anxiety among Black Americans increased by 26%, and depression increased by 22% in the weeks after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. (In late… Read More »

Domestic Violence May Have Risen Under Stay-at-Home Rules

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 — Domestic violence cases rose after Los Angeles and Indianapolis introduced stay-at-home rules to help stop the spread of COVID-19, researchers say. “Shelter-in-place rules, by mandating more time at home, are very likely to increase the volume of domestic or intimate partner violence, which thrives behind closed doors,” said senior author… Read More »