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Domestic Abuse

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 04.16.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.

Women in Business: Leesa Rowland

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Leesa Rowland is an animal activist, author and actress who is now using her expertise to help others find their inner stars in her new book 'Discover...

Domestic Murder and Murder-Suicide: It's Not About the Relationship

David Adams | Posted 03.23.2015 | Crime
David Adams

By relying solely on non-experts as sources of information, the media wittingly or unwittingly reinforces misconceptions about domestic homicides. Domestic homicides sometimes provide experts with the opportunity to call attention to the underlying realities -- but only when the media thinks to call us.

Dallas Mayor Upset About Cowboys Signing Controversial Player

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports

'As a Cowboys fan, this was a shot in the gut,' he said.

Sports Anchor Rips Cowboys In Speech Against Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2015 | Sports

Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen keeps the impassioned speeches coming. He's now taken the Dallas Cowboys to task for signing former Carolina Panthe...

When People Say "Ray Rice = Solange Knowles"

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Both instances happened on an elevator, both involved one person hitting another, both came as results of violence and anger, both have details that cannot be seen or completely understood by outsiders to the circumstances. And that's really where the list ends.

Country Star's New Music Video Shines Much-Needed Light On Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women

Sometimes country music is more than guitars and cowboy boots. Country artist Sam Hunt's song "Take Your Time," off of his new album "Montevallo,"...

Illusions Shattered by #BlackandBlue

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Sharon Zarozny

#Thedress, the meme, and social media all came together in a big way last week. It started as silliness, the buzz broke the Internet and, incredibly, it resulted in a brilliant Public Service Announcement (PSA) -- a powerful meme designed to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

To The Woman With The Bruises

Melissa Charles | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Charles

I know what it's like to live with someone who terrifies you. I know what it's like to go to sleep sick and wake up scared. I know you. And I want you to hear me, as one survivor to another: It's not your fault.

Bruised Woman On Billboard Heals When People Look At Her, Reminds Passersby Of Dangers Of Ignoring Abuse

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact

A U.K. advocacy group is using cutting-edge technology to spread the word on the importance of spotting -- and stopping -- domestic violence. Wome...

Matt Sheehan

China is Imprisoning These 5 Women For Speaking Out On Women's Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities rang in Sunday’s International Women’s Day with a contradiction: celebrating the country’s first draft law on dom...

Identifying the More Subtle Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Christina Berchini | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

Abuse is sometimes extremely subtle. It is often insidious: You go from thinking you are falling in love to wondering why all of the "problems" in your new relationship seem to be your fault -- with no clear idea of how you got from point A to point B.

These Students Are On A Mission To Take Down Teen Dating Violence

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

What started out as a school project about teen dating violence quickly turned into something much larger for six Texas students. The girls, who a...

Ex-Pro Boxer Killed 18-Month Old Baby And Her Mother, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

A former professional boxer already facing trial in the beating death of an 18-month old girl pleaded not guilty in a Hawaii court last week to strang...

5 Signs You're Dealing With A Narcissist

Divorced Moms | Posted 04.23.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Stay strong against this manipulative whiplash. It is not genuine and it will happen again.

How a Young Woman's Murder Has Become a Rallying Cry for Change Across Turkey

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The protestors galvanized by Alsan's murder have been calling for tougher sentencing for perpetrators. In addition to these important steps, moving forward it will also be critical to have access to official data which provides an accurate account of the number of violent crimes committed against women.

Were There Clues Their Relationship Might Be Toxic (Even On Their Honeymoon)?

Posted 03.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

Caroline and Sonny say their nearly three-year marriage has been tumultuous, with plenty of fighting and both sides alleging verbal and physical abuse...

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

Honolulu Police Officer Indicted On Charges Of Assault, Theft, Property Damage

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

A Honolulu police officer has been accused of physically abusing his girlfriend for more than a year. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Ho...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

Because of the Adversity I Faced in Childhood, There's Nothing I Can't Do!

Brian F. Martin | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

By Brian F. Martin and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. A 16-year-old who grew up experiencing adversity in childhood said this to Brian Martin severa...

Grammys Performer Says Music, Expression Helped Her Through Sex Trafficking Trauma

The Washington Post | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

When Brooke Axtell was a child, her nanny took her to the basement of a strange house and sold her to men who raped her. Last night, 27 years after...