Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Guerrilla Feminist Art: The CUNTastic Poster Project

Announcing an exciting new feminist art endeavor, the CUNTastic Poster Project!  We’ll be installing a series of political posters around the country at particular times on specific feminist topics.  We need YOUR help to make this happen.  Wherever you live, whoever you are, participate in Phase 1 of this project and make an impact on the awareness of maternal mortality in your community! 

Phase 1: Maternal Mortality  

Phase 1 will focus on maternal mortality statistics, and will be happening fast!  Get in touch now to get involved.  Phase 1 will occur April 21-29, 2010. 

What do I have to do?  

  1. Email us your location.
  2. Go to the designated copy center to pick up your poster.
  3. Take the poster and place it in a visible public area where it can be seen by a diverse sampling of your community’s population. Do this sometime between April 21-29, 2010.
  4. Take a few photos of the poster on display and email them to laurel@cuntastic.org.

Your poster will have pointed information about the maternal mortality rates in your area, and the link between failed healthcare and socio-economic and racial disparities.  You will be part of a national poster installation, with folks in major cities and small towns all over the US putting up posters specific to their areas.  We’ll collect photos of the individual poster installations and display them on the CUNTastic website at www.cuntastic.orgContinue reading

Judge Marries Woman & Her Abuser to Avoid Abuser’s Conviction

 Weddings happen every day, and so do spur-of-the-moment elopements, for that matter.  But this was no case of humoring a young couple’s infatuation with each other.

A Baltimore County Judge recently volunteered to conduct a marriage ceremony for a woman and her abuser in his courtroom, so that the man’s charges could be dropped.  The idea was that once the couple was married, the woman would be able to invoke her spousal privilege so she wouldn’t have  to testify against her boyfriend, despite the fact that he had smashed her face in and threatened to kill her.   Continue reading