One of the great controlling jerk stories

Nothing new here, but worth the revisiting. The story of Travis Taylor Frey and his wife was posted on TheSmokingGun.com in 2006, with the emphasis on a bizarre “contract of wifely expectations.” I won’t steal another site’s content, so you can find the document itself here. It’s pretty appalling. A jury of eleven men and one woman found him guilty of third-degree sex abuse and domestic assault. He was sentenced to ten years in prison with the ultimate term depending on his progress in sex offender and batterer rehab programs.

I followed up on some loose ends with TheSmokingGun’s story … i.e. Frey appealed his conviction, but an appellate court affirmed the conviction. Further, there was a mention of child pornography on Frey’s computer, for which he was sentenced to an additional five years in prison.

My guess is that you can’t top this story, although you undoubtedly know of stories in which the outcome for the victim was much worse. If you want to delve more deeply into the subject, you might want to read Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life. The Travis Frey excerpt can be found here on Google Books.

A jerk gets his

This is just a hoot … justice is served to a tail-gating, finger-flaunting idiot. I hope your employer, coworkers AND your momma see this, Buddy. You can read the full story (and see the jerk’s name) on the Huffington Post.

Now, if we could just teach Florida Driver to shoot her videos in landscape. Still, she captured everything that was important. Way to go!

Dove Does It Again

Idealized female body images are usually the work of men. Photographers, advertising art directors, graphic designers and photo-retouchers all play their part in creating “perfected” images of women. The clever people at Dove (Canada) came up with a strategy to raise awareness among the very people responsible for creating insecurity among so many women. Via Joe Berkowitz at Fast Company’s Co.Create

Dove: Thought Before Action

This is not the first time that Dove has taken a swing at public mis-perception: Dove Evolution (2006)