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Nice Attacker's Estranged Wife Was Forced To Flee Her Home To Escape Angry Mob

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 12:20 PM

The estranged wife of Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was forced to flee her apartment because of physical threats against her, her lawyer Jean-Yves Garino told the French paper Libération. 

Hajer Khalfallah is now in a “state of perpetual fear given that...

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A Pakistani Social Media Star Was Killed For Owning Her Sexuality

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 1:50 PM

Even in the last few days of her life, while facing death threats for her bold social media posts, Qandeel Baloch wouldn’t shut up.

“I believe I am a modern day feminist,” Baloch wrote the day before her death. “I believe in equality. I need not to...

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Por trás das fotos que mudaram como os Estados Unidos veem a violência doméstica

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 6:57 PM

donna ferrato Homem ameaça sua mulher depois de agredi-la. Saddle River, Nova Jersey, 1982.

Era 1981, e Donna Ferrato queria fotografar pessoas apaixonadas. Mais precisamente, ela estava interessada em casais que frequentavam clubes de swing de Nova York.

Ferrato encontrou os personagens perfeitos para focar suas lentes:...

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It's Time To Recognize What Many Mass Murderers Share In Common

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 12:41 PM

In the years before Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel made the reprehensible decision to commit mass murder by ramming his truck into a crowd gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France, he terrorized his own family. 

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The Rape Victims Silenced By Their Prison Cells

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 5:49 PM

When Leticia Villarreal, 42, began her prison sentence at McPherson Unit, a women’s facility in Arkansas, she throbbed with anger and pain. She was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. She didn’t speak English. No one visited, no one called. She deeply missed her children. She was,...

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When Domestic Violence Victims Face Eviction For Calling The Cops

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 11:11 AM

Imagine you’re a woman trying to extricate yourself from an abusive relationship, and your ex won’t leave you alone. The cops have been called to your apartment on more than one occasion. One night, he breaks into your apartment, smashing a window and causing some property...

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Thousands Of Guns Have Been Sold To Domestic Abusers Thanks To This Loophole

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 1:09 PM

A loophole in the federal background check system has allowed gun dealers to sell thousands of firearms to domestic abusers before their background checks were completed, according to a new study published by the Government Accountability Office.

Normally, when a person attempts to buy a...

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Trump's Backwards Views On Parenting Could Have Disastrous Implications

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 3:01 PM

This past Father’s Day, author Joshua Kendall wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post exalting President Barack Obama as an exemplary father, and proposed that his hands-on parenting might actually be a key part of his legacy.

As the story...

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Supreme Court Affirms That Even 'Reckless' Domestic Abusers Should Lose Gun Rights

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 9:25 AM

The Supreme Court ruled in a decision announced Monday that a domestic violence assault committed "recklessly" qualifies as a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, and...

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When Male Entitlement Collides With Guns, Women Often Pay The Price

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 4:41 PM

On Monday, according to police, a drunk Florida man who was obsessed with his female neighbor stood outside her house and fired 33 rounds into it with a semi-automatic handgun.

The woman, who has not been named, told police that Howard Sparber,...

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Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 11:13 AM

For incarcerated women in the U.S., the experience of a monthly period can be stressful and demeaning.

While jails often supply menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, they are typically poor quality and doled out in limited numbers. If a woman needs...

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Man Charged With Murder For Allegedly Driving His Partner To Suicide

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 12:11 PM

For approximately 10 years, Minnesota authorities say, Jessica Haban was physically and emotionally abused by her partner. Long Vang, 34, allegedly smashed her head into a washing machine, tossed her into the wall by her hair, held a knife to her throat, and in May 2015,...

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Orlando Shooter's Domestic Abuse History Should Have Been A Warning Sign

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 2:56 PM

Long before 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, he perpetrated a different type of terror -- one he kept hidden inside the home.

He beat his wife. 

Sitora Yusifiy,...

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Dietro le foto che hanno cambiato la visione della violenza domestica in America

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 6:41 AM

Una fotografa ha documentato l’epidemia di abusi segreti nelle case della nazione. Ecco come.


Era il 1981 e Donna Ferrato voleva fotografare persone innamorate. Più precisamente, era interessata agli scambisti che frequentavano i sex club di New York.

Così, trovò...

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Você está fazendo todas as perguntas ERRADAS sobre o caso Amber Heard e Johnny Depp

(19) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 4:49 PM

Por que hesitamos tanto em acreditar nas mulheres que se dizem vítimas de violência doméstica?

Amber Heard fez tudo que “deveria” fazer. Sendo uma mulher jovem que estava acusando um dos atores mais famosos do mundo, Johnny Depp, de violência doméstica, ela não teve escolha.

Depois de Depp ter supostamente...

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Behind The Photos That Changed How America Saw Domestic Violence

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 2:56 PM

It was 1981 and Donna Ferrato wanted to photograph people in love. More precisely, she was interested in swingers who frequented New York's sex clubs. 

And so, she found the perfect polyamorous couple to focus her lens on. They were happy, wealthy and fashionable, and welcomed her...

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Su Amber Heard ci stiamo facendo le domande sbagliate

(10) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 3:57 AM

Amber Heard ha fatto tutto quello che “avrebbe dovuto” fare. Da giovane donna che dichiara una violenza domestica contro uno degli attori più famosi del mondo, Johnny Depp, non aveva scelta.

Depp le avrebbe tirato un telefonino in faccia, colpendola all’occhio: l’attrice trentenne ha chiesto il divorzio. Si...

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You're Asking All The Wrong Questions About Amber Heard

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 10:25 AM

Amber Heard did everything she was "supposed" to do. As a young woman alleging domestic violence against one of the world’s most famous actors, Johnny Depp, she had no choice.

After Depp allegedly threw a cellphone at her face, striking her in the...

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Almost A Third Of Mass Shooting Deaths In 2015 Were Related To Domestic Violence

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 11:35 AM

Thirty-one percent of all mass shooting deaths in 2015 were related to domestic violence incidents, according to a New York Times analysis published Sunday.

The New York Times examined violent episodes in which four or more people were killed or wounded by a firearm, including...

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