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Domestic Abuse

Orange the World: How We Can Help Victims

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

A few months ago, I wrote about the need to bear witness to domestic violence in Nigeria. A couple of nights ago, I was a witness to domestic violence in a busy restaurant -- a sad reminder of importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

False Allegations of Abuse Target Men in Divorce

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Divorce is almost never a simple process, and the introduction of protection orders or allegations of abuse instantly increase the complexity of the case, particularly for the purported offender.

Mom Whose Twin Babies Were Killed Has Message You Shouldn't Ignore

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Crime

Megan Hiatt, 22, is still recovering in a Florida hospital after allegedly being shot by her boyfriend in a harrowing attack that killed her f...

How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us... Young and Old

Brian F. Martin | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

By Brian F. Martin and Ruth M. Glenn, MPA, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) We recently conducted focus grou...

Trophies for Participants, and Parolees

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports
Lisa Smith Molinari

I grew up in Western Pennsylvania -- the cradle of quarterbacks, Steeler Country, the home of those folks accused of "clinging to their guns and rel...

Domestic Violence Is a Nightmare, Not a Political Metaphor

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Katie Ray-Jones

Unfortunately, some members of Louisiana's political community engaged in the gubernatorial race don't seem to know the correct answer, and it's time that they learned it. Scoring political points by using an analogy that belittles the agony of domestic violence survivors is unworthy of any politician.

Lorena Bobbitt, Who Cut Off Husband's Penis, Opens Up On TV

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.10.2015 | Crime

The 1990s came roaring back on television Monday in the form of Lorena Bobbitt. Bobbitt, you might recall, cut off her abusive husband's penis...

Greg Hardy’s Domestic Violence Record Expunged By Judge

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.06.2015 | Sports

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence record was expunged earlier this week, according to The Charlotte Observer.  Hardy's...

Halle Berry Opens Up About Experience With Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

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The Other Side of Addiction: "I Had A Baby With An Abusive Drug Addict"

Alicia Cook | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Alicia Cook

Tori did not wake up one day and say to herself, "I am going to fall in love with a drug addict," or "I am going to have a child with a drug addict." Many loved ones aren't even aware of the substance abusers' struggles until the lies they put into place in order to hide their habit begin to unravel.

My Son Gave Me a Childhood

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

I didn't have the childhood so many wax nostalgic about. My first memory is of fear and anger and pain. My father was fuming, for reasons unknown, and chasing me down our stairs and out or backdoor.

For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Let's Close the Boyfriend Loophole

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Regardless of whether a domestic abuser is a boyfriend, spouse, ex-spouse, or father of his victim's child, that person should obviously lose the privilege of gun ownership. We must address the very real dangers of guns in dating violence and domestic abuse by closing the "boyfriend loophole."

Covering the Abyss With Trance

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

In psychiatry however, with the limited amount of success that we achieve with existing tools, we would be amiss to ignore the power of the dream. It will be a long time, if ever, before we understand human emotion at an elemental cellular or neurochemical level. The time to help those in the abyss is now.

The Realities of Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Our Society

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

We must all come to terms with the prevalence of domestic violence and better understand the impact on families, society, and even our economy. We must also step up to support those who have experienced it and, as importantly, find ways to prevent it.

Gender-Based Violence and Male Privilege

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
New York Legal Assistance Group

Typically, when a woman is abused, her abuser tells her it's her fault that this is happening to her. He might tell her that she has been disrespectful, or that the abuse is deserved. Male privilege gives him permission to shift responsibility to his female victim for the acts he has committed.

Ohio Legislators Introduce Bill To Make Strangulation A Felony Crime

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

A bill that aims to crack down on domestic violence by making non-fatal strangulation a felony offense in Ohio was introduced on Wednesday. Under the...

Tiny Dog Makes Huge Impact

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

As far as Juno knows, she's a little person, not a dog. During a visit to grandma in the hospital, I quickly realized that Juno had a way with patients, so the Chihuahua with a big heart began visiting senior centers and hospitals, spreading good will and smiles.

Domestic Violence Victims Should Be Supported, Not Jailed

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 10.12.2015 | Crime
Katie Ray-Jones

Like many people, I was outraged when I saw the video of Florida judge Jerri Collins throwing a woman in jail after holding her in contempt of court for not showing up to testify against her allegedly abusive husband.

Mom Responds To Hospital Worker's Comment About Why Boys Hit Girls

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents

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Is A Lifetime Ban The Answer To Domestic Violence In Football?

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

When convicted domestic abuser Greg Hardy returns to the NFL on Sunday, his history of violence against women will follow him to the team parkin...

How I Survived My Abusive Relationship

Lacey Johnson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Lacey Johnson

Before long, there began the paranoid questions, always partnered with that famous look of suspicion in his eyes. Eventually, it progressed to him grabbing my hand in anger, which led to my fingernail painfully dangling from its bed.

Greg Hardy Is Going To Play On Sunday Without Ever Apologizing

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.08.2015 | Sports

Fresh off a four-game suspension for his domestic violence offense, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is set to play in an NFL game t...

Rihanna Opens Up About Getting Back Together With Chris Brown In 2012

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Rihanna opens up about getting back together with Chris Brown three years after he assaulted her in 2009. "I was ...

Warren Sapp Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence Charge

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.02.2015 | Sports

LAS VEGAS  — Hall of Famer Warren Sapp took a plea deal Thursday that spares him jail time in a Las Vegas criminal case involving a s...

Justin Bieber Defends Floyd Mayweather, Completely Misses The Mark

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Sports

Floyd Mayweather is an indefensible human being to stand by, but his friend Justin Bieber has taken up the cause. Bieber's friendship with Mayweather...