domestic violence

Half of the murders of American women are related to domestic violence.

How The Legal System Is Complicit In The Murder Of Domestic Violence Victims​

Victim blaming in cases of domestic violence is still rampant. The legal system is complicit in the murder of domestic violence victims.

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Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

When Speaking Up About Domestic Violence Gets You Sued

Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

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The Audacity Of Female Violence ​

Victims of domestic violence have the right to defend themselves. Survivors shouldn't be victimized twice — that's the audacity of female violence!

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Snapchat's Rihanna Joke Isn't Harmless — It's A Slap In The Face To Domestic Violence Survivors

Abuse is rampant in this country and Snapchat, with the power to influence millions of users, has done nothing to educate, illuminate, or eradicate it.

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Even now, I hesitate to call my child’s behavior abusive. But it’s impossible to avoid the parallels between my situation now and how I felt when I was being abused by my partner.

When Your Child Is Abusive

Yelling. Throwing things. Name-calling. The only thing that holds me back from calling my teenager’s behavior abuse is that they are my child.

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New Bill Forces Rape Victims To Ask Permission For Abortion

The new Arkansas Bill H.B. 1566 requires women to get permission from the biological father before getting an abortion. This includes incidents of rape. Here's why this is all kinds of dangerous.

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The crack of the whip on flesh is a sound I won’t easily forget. (image courtesy of the author)

I Attended A Whipping Ceremony In Ethiopia

I walked with my husband and our guide into the whipping ceremony. I knew what I was about to see, but I was woefully unprepared for how I would feel.

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No one want to admit to victimization.

Ask Erin: A Man Asks "Was This Domestic Violence?"

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to…Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

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