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Domestic Abuse

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

The Successful 150-Year-Old Model

Lori Sokol | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Lori Sokol

While the most visible women's rights being jeopardized include voting rights and the right to have control over our own bodies, there are more, many more.

How to Spot an Abuser Before It's Too Late

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

In my 30+ years of clinical experience, I've seen that abusers are often unable to solve conflicts verbally. Under stress, words fail them. Instead of using the small muscles around their mouth to discuss a problem, they lash out with large arm or leg muscles to relieve the tension.

The Pro-Life Issue Most Pastors Won't Preach About

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion

While many religious leaders have been vocal about abortion, same sex marriage and other social concerns, they have remained fairly quiet on one major...

Chilling Video Reveals Domestic Violence Rises 38% When England Gets Knocked Out Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. Bringing people together from all walks of...

Benevolent Stands

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

In our lifetimes, almost 30 percent of women will find ourselves the victim of domestic violence. While that statistic is unnerving, it calls to light the fact that every day when we're at work, in class, at a movie, we're there alongside women who have persevered and decided to stand up after someone tried to bring them down.

Melissa Jeltsen

This Is What Domestic Violence Looks Like (GRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women

A Tennessee woman is posting graphic photos of her battered face online in an effort to spread awareness about domestic violence. Angela Brower, 37...

50 Cent's Ex-Girlfriend Exposes Rapper's History Of Abuse

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.05.2014 | Black Voices

Aside from 50 Cent making headlines for his “opening pitch” (or lack thereof) during Tuesday evening’s New York Mets baseball game, and promotin...

It Could Have Been Worse

Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Carol Hartsell

The next few times someone hits you, you feel like maybe you're both in the wrong. Sure, he's wrong to take his anger out on you physically, but maybe you were wrong to be tired at 3:00 in the morning when he felt like talking about his mother.

Teen Allegedly Beaten Over Snarky Texts Requires Brain Surgery For Injuries

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Crime

A North Carolina teen was severely beaten by her boyfriend after she sent snarky texts about his inability to untangle a fishing line, a witness said....

Eye-Opening Social Experiment Flips The Script On Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

Domestic violence is not a one-way street. The perception that physical abuse among loved ones is strictly a women's issue is far from reality. In...

An Important Lesson About Abuse

Krista Barth | Posted 05.20.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Without a doubt, the best lesson I have learned through this life is a simple, yet powerful, truth: "People will do to you in life what you allow them...

Addressing Campus Sexual Assault Must Be a Coordinated Effort

Tony West | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Tony West

We know that a coordinated community response -- one that relies on partnerships with student groups, campus police, community victim services organizations, campus ministries, and school officials -- is what is required to turn the tide on this issue.

After the 'Guffaw' -- The Serious Face of Visible Trauma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some of you correctly noted that there really is nothing funny about trauma to the face and head. There was a tangential point to make about our societal idiocy when it comes to quick-fix-weight-loss-by-any-means, and I made it. But then what? What comes after the... "guffaw"?

Florida Man Bloodies Ex-Girlfriend With Sword, Hacksaw, Wind Chimes

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime

A 29-year-old Florida man is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend with a variety of weapons late Sunday, including a propane tank, a sword and ...

Laura Bassett

Gabby Giffords Lobbies Senate To Tighten Gun Restrictions On Accused Domestic Abusers

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

Three Democratic senators announced their plans on Thursday to introduce a new bill that would tighten gun restrictions on accused domestic abusers. S...

Haunted By The Death Of A Friend, One Woman's Efforts To Clothe Victims Of Domestic Violence Goes Nationwide

Posted 05.08.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

TechCrunch Drops RadiumOne From Disrupt Conference Over CEO's Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology

TechCrunch is dropping online ad network RadiumOne as a sponsor of the popular Disrupt NY technology conference over charges that its CEO beat his gir...

Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

Valleywag | Posted 04.23.2014 | Technology

RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh "G" Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week. The ad-tech executive faced 45 felony c...

Why Women Can't Stop Domestic Violence Alone

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Randy Susan Meyers

Victims cannot strategize their own rescue alone, much as we'd like to imagine that is true. We need to educate against using violence. We need a coordinated community response to protect our neighbors.

Vogue Italia Says 'No' To Domestic Abuse By Spraying Fake Blood All Over Gorgeous Models

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

Vogue Italia doesn’t want to be like other fashion magazines that ignore disturbing news stories. So, it decided to devote its April cover, and 10 g...

To Flee Abuse, Immigrants Need to Keep Car Keys

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Immigrant women in Georgia need a driver's license in order to navigate their lives with dignity and without dependence on others, including their abusers in the case of domestic violence survivors.

WATCH: Being In The Closet Trapped Me In An Abusive Relationship

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been nearly 20 years since Cindy Abel escaped her relationship with an abusive girlfriend, but the memory still cuts deep. The verbal assaults...

Battered Women Behind Bars

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Julie Flynn Badal

At the time of their trials, the legal system had little understanding of the Battered Spouse Syndrome and did not allow evidence of ongoing abuse to be presented to the judge and jury. As a result, these women were harshly convicted with life sentences.

These 20 Countries Have No Law Against Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

It is a startling fact that one of the most dangerous places for a woman is her own home. Nearly 40 percent of all murders of women worldwide are ...