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Lana Del Rey continues an unfortunate trend of glorifying domestic violence in her new song, “Ultraviolence.” With lyrics like “he hit me and it felt like a kiss,” Del Rey sends the wrong message to her fans. Domestic violence is not a “romantic” concept, it’s a serious pattern of abuse and control. 

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-problem-with-lana-del-reys-music.html

Last week we blogged about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling. Stay updated on the story below!

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-hobby-lobby-debate-continues.html

NEW posts up on the DCVLP blog!

Check out our newest AWARE blog posts! 

How Hobby Lobby Relates to Domestic Violence

Why the ruling hurts women beyond access to birth control

and The Effects of Valuing Two-Parent Homes

How stereotypes can push women into dangerous situations

Following Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup, the internet blew up with offensive and ignorant jokes that compared the game to sexual assault. See some example tweets, along with responses that call those responsible out on their behavior.

Rape is not a joke. Using it as a punchline undermines the experiences of survivors and enables rape culture. 

(photos from http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201407092030-0023915)

Gender discrepancies in family leave reflect problematic assumptions about gender roles in society. 

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/07/arguement-against-paid-family-leave.html

Street Sense featured DCVLP in an article, “Project Gives Poor a Voice in Civil Court” Check it out!

Street Sense featured DCVLP in an article, “Project Gives Poor a Voice in Civil Court” Check it out!

Erin Cavalier was raped during her freshman year at Catholic University. Her choice to share her story sheds light on the issue of sexual assault on campus, and the shortcomings of administrative responses. No more excuses.
http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/07/one-students-bravery-leads-others-to.html

Erin Cavalier was raped during her freshman year at Catholic University. Her choice to share her story sheds light on the issue of sexual assault on campus, and the shortcomings of administrative responses. No more excuses.

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/07/one-students-bravery-leads-others-to.html

Louis Brown Jr., father of Nicole Brown Simpson, died on Thursday, July 3rd. Brown honored his daughter’s memory by devoting his life to helping domestic violence survivors. 

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/07/family-tragedy-to-advocacy-remembering.html

Is the rising cost of student loans a women’s issue?: an analysis of the situation at hand and the discussion of women’s issues. 

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/06/are-student-loans-womens-issue.html