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Twitter CEO Defends Decision To Permanently Ban Notorious Twitter Troll

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology

When does free speech become hate speech? That can be a tricky question to answer, but, as the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said (of...

Eviction Notice: The Inner-Abuser Must Go

Nichole Sylvester | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Nichole Sylvester

I challenge you to take a stand again your abusers. The one in your mind and the ones around you. People who treat you like sh*t, attempt to control your beautiful, free spirit and anyone else who makes you feel like you're weak or incompetent. I don't care if they are family or life long friends...choose YOU, always!

To Cross The Street You Must Trust

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Gillis-Harris

Trust. Where do you pull from when your mental file cabinet is full of so many painful memories? When you have been lied to, used, hurt and the woun...

Online Discussion of Sexual Abuse in the Former Soviet Union Is a Start Toward a Solution

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Anastasiya Melnychenko. Facebook I am one of the many women in the former Soviet Union who was cheered when Ukrainian journalist Anastasiya Me...

Living To Tell The Unspoken: The Abuse Hidden In Our Home's Roots

Paola Muñoz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Paola Muñoz

I speak fast because you'll stop listening soon and your hands will scream. With that said, these are my last words.

Winona Ryder's Experiences With Johnny Depp Aren't Relevant To His Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment

In 1993, Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp ended their engagement after a four-year relationship. Twenty-three years later, the actress is coming to Depp's...

Stanford and My Fear of Being Tomorrow's News Headline

Matt Pipkin | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

If the only time we discuss these issues and take action is when it's a big news headline, an unintended consequence is that silence will be perpetuated by people's fear of being the next headline on the evening news. No thanks.

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

How About We Stop Policing Women's Language?

The Establishment | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
The Establishment

I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.

'Real World' Star Writes His Own (Queer) Book of Mormon Story

Christopher Ammon | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Ammon

When our stories are silenced -- by an abuser, a religion, a government or even by our own pain or insecurity -- our ability to educate and heal ourselves and own community is diminished.

8 Siblings Confront The Woman They Say Saw Them Be Abused As Children

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Dr. Phil

Thirteen children lived in Mansa Musa Muhummed’s house, where they were tortured, starved, beaten and, one of them was raped at the hands of their p...

Parenting in a World Where Domestic Violence Exists

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

I have been witness to two instances of domestic violence in my life. It is easily two too many, and at each occurrence I probably failed in my duty to do the right thing.

Why The Internet Is Disturbed By This ‘X-Men’ Poster

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women

A new poster for "X-Men: Apocalypse" featuring Jennifer Lawrence is getting attention for the all the wrong reasons. The poster features Lawrence as ...

Voices From the Front Lines of Our Nation's True Bathroom Panic

The Establishment | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

For many trans and non-binary people -- especially those of us like me who are early on in our transitions and thus are more likely to have difficulty "passing" as our true genders to society -- there are few things more fraught than the prospect of using a public gendered restroom.

What The Strange Bond Of Sharing An Abuser Taught Me About Recovery

The Establishment | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Before, I used to say that my best quality was my sincerity. Now, after, I face the world with an affected persona. I rely on irony to put a comfortable distance between myself and the reality where others can hurt me. Where they can warp me into someone different than who I was when I met them.

STOP the HATE

Barbara Hammond | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Barbara Hammond

Ok. Enough already. I am so tired of hearing about bathrooms. I could quote statistics, but for those who really believe their sons and daughters are going to be raped in a public bathroom by a transgender person it is pointless. In fact, there's been a myth out there for years about rapes in public bathrooms, whether by transgender, gay, or straight.

Message To Anyone Who Feels Stuck In An Abusive Relationship

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Dr. Phil

Victims of domestic violence can sometimes be afraid to leave the situation, and at times, even blame themselves for the abuse. But, Dr. Phil says nob...

Finally Admitting I Was Emotionally Abused

Amy Selwyn | Posted 05.11.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

A friend posted a powerful video made by a young woman named Emma Murphy. In the clip, Emma, an attractive woman in her mid-20s, is sporting a pink hoodie from the Gap and a deep purple-black bruise around her left eye. She reveals that she has been her husband's punching bag.

Mother's Day as a Reminder of Betrayal and Loss

Peggy Oliveira | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Peggy Oliveira

How do you celebrate a relationship and woman for whom you've had to learn to grieve whether she's died or not?

8 Things You Should Know About Consent on College Campuses

Em & Lo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no party having any reservations at any point

Why The Idea That 'Love Is A Choice' Is A Load Of Crap

Deborah Gaines | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

Love is certainly a choice, but so is robbing a convenience store. That doesn't mean it's a good choice, or that you should get points in heaven for doing it. We all know plenty of people who choose partners who are real sickos.

Are You Being Economically Abused?

Viviana Vitarelli | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Viviana Vitarelli

We often underestimate the importance and value of preserving our financial freedom, especially when involved in a relationship. Our naiveness and affection leads us to willingly want to place our trust in our partner and blindly believe that our loved ones will always do right by us.

Love and Other Drugs

Samina Raza | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

So many of us who have been traumatized as children, who were unloved or not loved enough, who were rejected, abandoned, abused, develop addictions la...

Abuse, Abandonment, Bipolar and Healing!

Samina Raza | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

When I was younger, a very little girl, being horrendously abused (on my blog: https://bipolar1blog.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/one-particularly-bad-epis...

AP: South Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings Of 'Vagrants'

Associated Press | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.19.2016 | World

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of...