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Cardinal Bertone's Sins Against Children

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Not content to create a strategy for priestly pedophile cover-ups during two papacies, the former Vatican Secretary of State also steals from a childr...

Teacher Arrested After Video Of Her Repeatedly Hitting A Student Goes Viral

Vibe | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Black Voices

A Beaumont, Texas high school teacher is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after footage of her repeatedly hitting a student while in class has gone...

Prosecutors: Former Speaker Hastert Molested At Least 4 Boys

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics

By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's lawyers declined on Saturday to directly address sexual abuse allegations from...

Why I Didn't Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

My secret made me sick. All that anger, guilt and confusion. I felt it in my stomach. And two weeks after I turned 18 years old, my stomach exploded due to a blood clot, which later was hypothesized to be caused from a stress ulcer. My molestation was a very stressful secret. Suddenly, my family could keep no secrets.

Stones and Sticks - Child Abuse Series #2

Oluseye Ashiru | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Oluseye Ashiru

Image Courtesy: HeraldTribune.com Physical Child Abuse is deliberately hurting or terrifying a child by causing injuries such as cuts, bruises, broke...

Are You Concerned? You Should Be - A Series on Child Abuse #3

Oluseye Ashiru | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Oluseye Ashiru

Image Courtesy: naasca.org As difficult as it is to accept, children are more exposed to sexual abuse, especially by those who are the closest to the...

No, Hinduism Is Not Behind India's 'Rape Crisis'

Parth Parihar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Parth Parihar

We must understand the nub of the problem and do all that we can to alleviate it. But bashing Hinduism in order to do a slipshod hatchet job on the current Indian government? No, that's not helpful. That's just Hinduphobia. Plain and simple.

Lyme: Fight Harder For Science and End This War

Dana Parish | Posted 03.25.2017 | Science
Dana Parish

I just had a flashback. When I was diagnosed with Lyme, I knew little about it. I went to the first infectious disease doctor with my bullseye still ...

Young Woman Reveals How She And Her Twin Brother Were Rescued From Abusive Adoptive Parents

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

After years of intense physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their adoptive parents, Christa and her twin brother were rescued from the home of...

Gaslighting = Emotional Abuse

Elaine Williams | Posted 03.18.2017 | Women
Elaine Williams

Verbal and emotional abuse is trickier and more of a way to mess with your head. It's confusing. It all takes time and energy and love and support to heal from it.

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Confession: I Was in Love With a Narcissist

Toshia Shaw | Posted 03.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Toshia Shaw

I have a confession. I was once in love with a narcissist, and it was the relationship from hell! So glad I escaped that one-sided, emotionless roller...

Why Religious Communities Must Stand With the Victims of Clergy Abuse

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 03.07.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

The genuineness of a religious faith can be judged from many different perspectives. One could look at the doctrinal purity of the devotee or their th...

The Shocking Reality Of The Sexual Violence Epidemic In Papua New Guinea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.05.2016 | Home

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with Doctors without Borders...

Feminist Rapper Highlights Abuse Against Women Through Her Music

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Rebeca Lane is spitting verses in the name of feminism. The Guatemalan hip-hop artist, featured in an Al Jazeera Plus video published Sunday, is using...

Black (Women's) Lives Matter: A Conversation with Tonya TKO

Peter A. Grant | Posted 02.22.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Peter A. Grant

Continued police brutality in an age of social media and video sharing has awakened a racially charged fire in America we know now as Black Lives Matter. The flames have primarily been fuelled by the headline-grabbing deaths of black men including Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. But what about the women?

Walking on Eggshells - Bery's Place - The Ugandan Sexual Abuse Recovery Home of 43 Young Girls

Stephen Harris | Posted 02.19.2017 | Education
Stephen Harris

Walking on Eggshells Bery's Place - The Sexual Abuse Recovery Home of 43 Ugandan Girls Sometimes one ends up in situations they could never expect.  ...

Mom Says Unanswered Questions Make Her Skeptical Of Daughter’s Claim That She Was Molested By Father

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Amanda was sexually abused by her father, she says from the time she was 10 until she was 25. A court convicted her father, Earl Nix, of first-degree ...

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

Bouquets and Bruises: This Valentine's Day, Help Someone Experiencing Abuse

USA.gov | Posted 02.11.2017 | Women
USA.gov

The greeting card aisle crams with shoppers, struggling to find the right sentiment. Buyers line up at the register with heart-shaped boxes of chocola...

The Birthday Text: A daughter's attempt to find peace with her fathers absence

Katherine Sotelo | Posted 02.11.2017 | Parents
Katherine Sotelo

Today I gave my father my mailing address. I turned the shower on and walked back out into my hallway, taking a seat on my old roommates bed which la...

Man Confesses To Killing Woman Who Didn't Want To Date Him: Police

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.06.2016 | Crime

A Wisconsin man has confessed to fatally shooting a former coworker this week because he believed she had rejected his romantic advances, police say. ...

Bern the Witch-Hunters

David Trumble | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
David Trumble

In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.

Dispelling 5 Myths about Domestic Violence

Angela Courtney | Posted 02.01.2017 | Women
Angela Courtney

If you are experiencing domestic violence, know that it is not your fault. You might not understand why he's treating you like this, and that's ok. There are some things in life we will never understand. But you don't have to keep making excuses for your partner, and you don't have to continue living this way.

Help Domestic Violence Survivors to be Seen and Heard

Jodi Aman | Posted 01.24.2017 | Women
Jodi Aman

Every story of domestic violence breaks my heart. The injustice outrages me. This time was no different. Defeated, exhausted and devastated, N, who...