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NFL Punishes Players More Harshly For Drug Use Than For Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to establish a shocking precedent with his punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice: Domestic violen...

Melissa Jeltsen

The One Type Of Abuse No One Talks About

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marina A. has no bruises or scars from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. That is, unless you look at her bank account....

The Devil Is in the District

Margaret A. Hacskaylo | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Margaret A. Hacskaylo

For victims of domestic and sexual violence in the District, the most extreme consequence of a lack of affordable housing is actually homicide. And that outcome is becoming more and more likely in a city where safe housing options are dwindling while the need among victims is surging.

Melissa Jeltsen

Democratic Candidate Pushes Domestic Violence Plan Inspired By HuffPost Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas, Mike Ross, spoke out about his plan to combat domestic violence on MSNBC Wednesday, highlighting the ...

Hope to Heal: Yoga Helps Abused Women Reclaim Warrior Within

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

At a domestic violence emergency shelter in the Bronx, seven women enter the room dressed in jeans, T-shirts and/or the most comfortable clothes they ...

Melissa Jeltsen

Mass Shooting Analysis Reveals Startling Finding

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family violence. The analysis, perform...

Laura Bassett

Gabby Giffords Touts First-Ever Senate Hearing On Guns And Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has scheduled the first-ever Senate hearing on how to keep guns out of the hands of d...

How The Criminal Justice System Is Failing Victims Of Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Last month, HuffPost Senior Editor Melissa Jeltsen reported on an Arkansas woman who was shot and killed by an ex-boyfriend. Her piece explored the re...

Guns, Intimacy and Tragedy for Women

K. Sujata | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
K. Sujata

Put simply, the presence of guns dramatically increases the probability of death in incidents involving domestic violence. In 2011 almost two-thirds of women killed with guns were killed by their intimate partners.

Melissa Jeltsen

Dem Candidate Responds To Gruesome Domestic Violence Story With Ambitious Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross wants his state to get serious about domestic violence. Ross on Tuesday released an ambitious...

Texas Massacre Suspect Allegedly Demanded To Know Ex-Wife's Whereabouts

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up...

Texas Massacre Suspect Had Previous Domestic Violence Arrest

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

The man charged with slaughtering six of his ex-wife's relatives had a history of domestic violence on his record, police say. Ron Lee Haskell, 33,...

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.

The Roadmap To Stopping Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.

X-Woman

Ingrid Griffith | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Ingrid Griffith

A month later, Darrow handed me an X-Men comic book opened to an early page. I was stunned. There I was. My face, my hair, my physique. But on the page I wasn't a student and a personal trainer, I was Dr. Cecilia Reyes.

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...

Man Who Threw Tourist From Hawaii Cliff Sentenced To Prison

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii man who critically injured a Japanese tourist by throwing her from a cliff was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. After being on...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

Soccer Superstar Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Ravishly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though of course we want to be supportive of kickass female athletes, there's nothing about Solo's actions this weekend worth applauding. Domestic violence is a startling issue in this country, with millions of attacks reported every year.

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...

Laura Bassett

NRA Fights For Convicted Stalkers' Gun Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is fighting proposed federal legislation that would prohibit those convicted of stalking and of domestic violence again...

Hope Solo Enters Plea In Domestic Violence Arrest

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sis...

What's up with The Washington Post in June? Power, Privilege and Myths About Violence Against Women

Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D.

I'm going to take a different approach and interrogate the simple fact that both columns illustrate yet another way in which privilege works; the privilege to have one's voice heard and the privilege, indeed the right, to tell the story.