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Criminalizing Victims: How the Punishment Economy Failed Marissa Alexander

Zachary Norris | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Zachary Norris

For change to happen, we must focus our resources on mechanisms of support. There is another way forward that does not involve punishment or jail. It's time to stop criminalizing victims and provide help instead.

9 Warning Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship

Posted 01.28.2015 | Dr. Phil

Romina, a teen who created an online video, gained national attention when she said: “If your boyfriend hits you or beats you up, stay with him. He ...

18-Year-Old: ‘If Your Boyfriend Hits You, It's A Sign Of Love'

Posted 01.28.2015 | Dr. Phil

Romina, 18, sparked outrage when she published a video online in which she tells her social media fans — and five million other viewers: “If your ...

A Fitting End to a Dysfunctional NFL Season

Geoff Livingston | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Geoff Livingston

Even though fans cry foul and sponsors chastise the league, people keep watching and corporate dollars still flow into the NFL coffers. So why should the NFL change? After all, even the unwilling have to watch the Super Bowl.

Abuse in Marriage & Divorce. Warning. As Goes the Marriage, so Goes the Divorce

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

We marry dreaming of "happily-ever-after." But sadly, 25% of all women in the US (and a significant % of men) find themselves in an abusive marriage or partnership. And when that occurs, most are in denial.

Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Fair Housing Policy That Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Desiree Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Desiree Hoffman

By eliminating the disparate impact provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the Supreme Court would be responsible for putting the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence back into the hands of danger.

The Gun Violence Stats the NRA Doesn't Want You to Consider

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If we define gun violence as using a gun to end a human life, the FBI is telling us that less than 10 percent of those fatalities would be eliminated if we got rid of all violent crime.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Loses Top Adviser On Violence Against Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is losing his top adviser on violence against women, The Huffington Post has learned. Lynn Rosenthal, who ha...

'No More' Does More

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Over this past weekend, as millions of Americans gathered in their living rooms to watch the first round of games of this season's NFL playoffs, the organization No More continued to grab the national spotlight.

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...

I Have Seen the Secret of How Women Can Transform Their Lives. Here's How - Khushi Kabar

One Billion Rising | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

When did I become a feminist? There are lots of moments in every woman's life that make her stand up for herself and her sisters, and there were many in mine. But the first one that comes to mind is the day I was told I couldn't take a seat on the bus, simply because I was a woman.

A Step Towards Stopping the Entrapment of Domestic Abuse Victims

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Including the controlling of partners as a part of the definition of domestic violence aids in transferring people's attention from the question of "why do they stay?" to "how can we help them leave?"

Once Again: Does Domestic Violence Increase Over the Holidays?

David Adams | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Adams

Overall research about domestic violence during holidays shows that the holidays do not cause domestic violence but also that domestic violence does not take a holiday either.

The Discourse Of Compassion Shaping Some Of Our Most Important Current Controversies In Sports

Andrei Markovits | Posted 12.23.2014 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

All three current topics that have placed the National Football League at the center stage of social debate in the United States -- violence against women (Ray Rice incident); abuse of children (Adrian Peterson incident); and concussions -- furnish yet further manifestation of the growing presence of what I have termed the "discourse of compassion" that has altered what is morally acceptable behavior in the United States.

How We Can Make Violence Against Women Unacceptable in 2015

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Phoebe K. Schreiner

"The fact that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way our society treats women is a proposition on which there is now general agreement," Yale Law School military justice expert Eugene R. Fidell recently told the New York Times. That's huge.

50 Years Ago, My NYPD Cousin and Partner Were Fatally Ambushed in Brooklyn

Caurie Putnam | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime
Caurie Putnam

This is not a political post. This is not a divisive post. This is not an inflammatory post. This is a simply a post to show that when a bullet kills a police officer it reverberates, not just in the public sphere, but for generations.

Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Tasha Mitchell

Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.

I Tried To Write About Violence Against Women -- But Couldn't Because of Violence Against Women

Ravishly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Violence against women costs us all a lot. There is the emotional toll. There is the physical toll. There is the overall health toll. And all of these tolls amount to a financial toll: I have been unable to do my very job.

Timor-Leste's Judicial Lurch Could Worsen Domestic-Violence Trauma

Kyle Knight | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Timor-Leste's efforts to reduce the prevalence of domestic gender-based violence through criminalization and prosecution, already hampered by a general lack of trust in the formal court system, have suffered a fresh setback with the enforced departure of 11 foreign judicial staff who had played a key role in delivering justice.

Dave Navarro Opens Up About His Mom's Murder

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dave Navarro is one of the bevy of celebrities appearing in PSAs about domestic violence for the "No More" campaign, spearheaded by "Law and Order: SV...

NFL's Personal Conduct Policy: A Step in the Right Direction

Rita Smith | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports
Rita Smith

The NFL's updated conduct policy is by no means a cure-all. But it is a step in the right direction. It clearly articulates consequences. It shows support for and provides resources to survivors.

Five Reasons the NRA Is Losing, Two Years After Newtown

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Two years ago this Sunday, 20 children and six educators were brutally gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut, the town where I grew up. Our nation rightfully has not been able to forget that day. Nor have we stopped fighting for effective policies that would dramatically reduce gun death and injury.

Classic Television Wasn't Always Classy

James Peron | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
James Peron

In recent weeks, I've almost exclusively been watching television shows from the early '60s. Often suffering culture shock while doing so.

Barrow Man Accused of Killing Assistant DA Was Out on Bail in Domestic Violence Cases

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.11.2014 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Ronald Fischer, 47, appeared in court Wednesday to face first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan, 48, two days earlier.

Businesses Must Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Liz Shuler | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Liz Shuler

We need more than just lip service to women's rights. We need tangible, concrete measures designed to address gender-based violence in the workplace. Ensuring that women have access to jobs with decent pay and safe working conditions is critical to building a just and equal society.