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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 02.21.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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...

Not Into 'Fifty Shades'? Grassroots Campaign Says Donate $50 To Women's Shelter Instead

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact

Christian Grey may lure millions of moviegoers into theaters on Valentine's Day, but not everyone's a fan of the fictional billionaire and the story h...

Domestic Violence: Silence Is Its Greatest Ally

Kristen Lewis | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Domestic violence is a pervasive, complicated public health issue that requires an equally pervasive and multi-layered response.

With the Super Bowl in Sight, the NFL Must Have Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence in 2015

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

The NFL missed the mark in many, many ways. But that doesn't mean they can't rectify those mistakes as they gear up for a new season. Moreover, the NFL inadvertently launched a national dialogue around domestic violence -- a dialogue that we all need to continue.

Future of Soccer in the U.S. May Rest at the Feet of Young Players

Daniel Cox | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports
Daniel Cox

Forty percent of the public says football is their favorite sport to watch, making it roughly four times more popular than any other sport. Even so, the dominance of football in American culture should not be taken for granted.

The Powerful (And Flawed) Message Behind This Viral Domestic Violence PSA

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women

"What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her?" That's the central question of "Slap Her," an Italian PSA about domes...

In Palestine, Specialized Prosecutors Ensure Women Survivors' Access to Justice

UN Women | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
UN Women

A 2011 survey of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics revealed that one-third of women experiencing violence remain silent or seek help from family. Few turn to specialized institutions, and even less to security and justice services.

Robin McGraw Honored For Helping Victims of Abuse

Posted 12.17.2014 | Dr. Phil

Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil's wife, was recently honored at the 21st Annual Knock Out Abuse Against Women fundraising gala for her efforts to help women an...

'Failure to Protect' Laws Punish Victims of Domestic Violence

Adam Banner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

True justice is not measured by what we think we would do in a similar situation; it is measured by the law and how the law applies to certain facts. It is time to stop using the law to blame the victims, and instead find solutions that truly protect our nation's children from violence and abuse.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

Thoughts on Running Into My Abusive Ex (And Feeling Nothing)

Akirah Robinson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I realized why it felt weird. Because I felt nothing. At some point, my ex lost his control over me. Completely. That's why I'm grateful I ran into him. Our little run-in is proof of how far I've come.

What Can $20 Really Mean?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

For every four women and every seven men, there is someone who like Teresa is experiencing abuse. With just $20, we can help change that and give hope to someone this holiday season.

What do Ray Rice and Norman Mailer Have in Common?

Gordon Marino | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Gordon Marino

Consistency can be overrated, but if the public is inclined to crush the career of an athlete who beats his wife, it should also be willing to ignore Mailer's books and turn a blind eye to Picasso paintings.

Gender-Based Violence Has No Place in New York City

Rebecca Iwerks | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Rebecca Iwerks

It is time for New York City to pass a resolution recognizing gender-motivated violence, such as domestic and sexual violence, as a human rights concern and declaring that freedom from gender-motivated violence is a human right.

Melissa Jeltsen

China Drafts First National Law Against Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence in a momentous step forward for women's rights. The draft legislation, which was...