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Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith and the Black Male Masculinity Problematic

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

It is a sports culture built around masculinity that has run amok, so out of control that allows for and defends Ray Rice's assaults, Stephen A. Smith's blame of women, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game punishment.

Jasmine V Wants Domestic Abuse Victims To Know They 'Have A Voice'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

Jasmine V is back. The singer and actress recently released “That’s Me Right There” ft. Kendrick Lamar, the first track off her upcoming EP. ...

View The Facts: All Moms Should Support Bill To Protect Victims From Gun Violence

Shannon Watts | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Some have called the new ad "dramatic" others have said it was "chilling," "haunting" or "grisly." I call it real. In an average month, 48 women in this country are shot to death by current or former intimate partners.

Whoopi Defends Stephen A. Smith's Controversial Comments On Domestic Violence

Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

--"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg defends Stephen A. Smith's controversial stance on domestic violence. (The View) Need help? In the U.S...

NFL Exec Claims Domestic Violence Punishment Sent Right Message, But Can't Really Explain How

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Like many, Adolpho Birch believes the National Football League sent a message about its view of domestic violence with its punishment of Baltimore Rav...

A Letter to Roger

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Donna Marsh O'Connor

A real leader acknowledges quickly that rules must often change immediately. A real leader of the NFL better understand the role of violence in that sport -- its uses, its value, its expressions, and its costs.

MSNBC Pundit Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith has been roundly panned for his comments on domestic violence, in which he suggested women should do what they can not ...

ESPN Host Defends Comments About Women Provoking Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports

While many were expressing outrage at his comments about domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith let his followers on Twitter know that he was also ANNOYE...

Yahoo Harassment Case: Why No One Is Saying 'Rape'

Maggie Quale | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Maggie Quale

Despite how far the U.S. is moving forward with recognizing equality in same-sex relationships, parenting and employment rights, the notion of two people of the same sex harassing or abusing one another is considered a joke.

Female ESPN Host Calls Out Colleague For Victim-Blaming

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

Michelle Beadle works at ESPN, but she didn't let that stop her from denouncing inflammatory on-air remarks about domestic violence made by a colleagu...

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 07.28.2014 | 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.