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. Read...
Misha V.    |   06.26.18   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
Dena Landon    |   06.18.18   |   SHARE
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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! Read...
Misha V.    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
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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 Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.15.18   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
Anonymous of Role Reboot    |   11.13.17   |   SHARE
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I’d spent so long normalizing my relationship, that to accept that it was wrong, even though I always knew it deep down, meant dismantling the foundation on which the last eight years of my life had been based.

When It Ended: On Escaping Domestic Abuse

I didn’t stay because I was afraid he would hurt me if I left. I stayed because I thought if I could find the right combination of behaviors, then I Read...
Rebecca Houghton of Role Reboot    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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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 Read...
Liza Walter   |   07.11.17   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
Brittany L. Stalsburg    |   05.4.17   |   SHARE
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