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Own Your Sh*t

Ruby Fremon | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Fremon

"I can't believe this is happening to me!" "What did I do to deserve this?" "Why do these things always happen to me?" "Why do people always treat me ...

Confronting Coercive Control in Queer Couples

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Only straight, cisgender* women are isolated, manipulated, emotionally abused, stalked, micromanaged, sexually coerced, and physically abused by their partners, right? Ah, no.

A Father's Day Tribute to My Mother

Karl Wilder | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Karl Wilder

I call my mother every Father's Day. There was a man in the house, but I have made no secret about the fact that he was never a father to me, in any sense of the word. When I needed my mother, she was there. When I needed a father, she was also there.

Recovering From a Controlling Relationship: Free at Last!

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

It is natural to feel regret from time to time, but try to look ahead and not behind. You can look forward to a fulfilling life after ending your coercive control relationship. Recovery does not happen overnight, but it happens.

Melissa Jeltsen

Why So Many Domestic Violence Survivors Don't Get Help -- Even When They Ask For It

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

On Sept. 10, 2014, a woman arrived at a domestic violence program in Nevada desperately seeking emergency shelter. She had been living in her ...

Melissa Jeltsen

If You're A Domestic Violence Survivor With Unexplained Symptoms, Read This

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post ran a story on undiagnosed traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors. We received an outpou...

Court Records Detail How An NFL Player Allegedly Abused His Ex-Fiancee

AP | Posted 06.03.2015 | Sports

After the couple got engaged, the abuse escalated into "full attacks."

Melissa Jeltsen

The Women Who Face More Traumatic Brain Injury Than NFL Players

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women

Thirty years ago, Kerri Walker, now a coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in Phoenix, found herself inexplicably driving down the left...

Floyd Mayweather Doesn't Just Physically Abuse Women

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports

He psychologically tortures them too.

Giving Teachers the Tools to Help Build Resiliency

Brian F. Martin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Brian F. Martin

We know what makes a person resilient if they experienced adversity in their childhood home- that is when one caring adult -- The One -- steps in to help them see the truth that they can't see for themselves.

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

The greatest lifeline available is a strong support network of friends and family who can provide shelter and care. If access to cell phones and the vital contacts they contain is cut off, this support system is weakened. It is crucial that we give victims a way communicate with their loved ones to maintain a degree of normalcy in their lives.

Mother Of Daughter Killed By Army Father Will Get $2 Million

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- The U.S. government will pay an Atlanta woman $2 million for the Hawaii beating death of her 5-year-old daughter at the hands of a fo...

Damon Beres

'Abused Emojis' Could Help Domestic Violence Victims Break Their Silence

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology

This is powerful.

Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice; Now What?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Katie Ray-Jones

It's important that we continue discussing domestic violence, but it's also important that we take action to ensure victims get the justice they deserve and abusers get the help they need.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Survivors of Domestic Violence Walk for Change

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The goal is not only to support victims of domestic violence through their traumatic experiences, but also help them thrive through personal and professional success.

I Didn't Know I Was In An Abusive Relationship, Because My Boyfriend Never Hit Me

xoJANE | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
xoJANE

I actually wanted him to hit me. That would cross the line and give me the reason I needed to break up with him.

What I Wish Every Controlled Wife Knew

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Catherine Pearlman

First, I'm sorry. Really. I'm sorry you have a husband who feels the need to make you work out of the house even when you don't want or need to. You are not an inmate. You are a woman. Nowadays women have choices.

Let's Stop Using the National Anthem at Sporting Events

Alan Colmes | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Colmes

Jamie Foxx is being heavily criticized for his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Saturday night's fight. How about stopping this false display of patriotism altogether? What does two people beating the bejesus out of each other have to do with "the rockets red glare" and "bombs bursting in air"?

The 11 Most Important Statistics To Remember During Tonight's Fight

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.02.2015 | Sports

Are you really going to watch?

Don't Reward Floyd Mayweather's Abuse

Ron LeGrand | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Ron LeGrand

Floyd Mayweather has a history of violence and brutality -- and not just inside the ring. I'm talking about a history of battering women that spans more than 12 years. It's time we all do our part to stop domestic violence. Let's face the issue and make a decision that will send a message.

Dallas County To Start Confiscating Guns From Domestic Abusers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

Domestic abuse convicts in Texas are forbidden from possessing firearms under both federal and state law. But until now, there was no system in place ...

Feeling Grey About Fifty Shades

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

The much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and its novel series precursor struck chords of concern among women's health advocates. While the book sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been heralded as an erotic romance novel that is sexually liberating, the nature of the protagonists' relationship is troubling because of its multiple aspects of domestic violence.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Food Truck Owner Changes Menu's Domestic Violence 'Joke' He Still Thinks Is Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women

A Detroit food truck owner has removed a section of his menu that described mozzarella sticks as “battered, like your wife” after first defending ...

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.