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Male-Run Domestic Violence Group Apologizes For Telling ESPN Ray Rice Deserves Second Chance

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports

A male-run organization that has worked closely with known domestic abuser Ray Rice has apologized for recently telling ESPN that the running ba...

Legal Battle Dogs Lebanese 'Fe-Male' Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mirshad had worked on one of Khalifeh's shows at Al Jadeed (New) TV where she said she detected his male chauvinist and traditional ideas towards women before he moved to MTV Lebanon to host another program.

App Lets Domestic Violence Victims Call For Help Just By Shaking Their Phones

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact

Turkey’s domestic violence figures are staggering, but women’s fear of reporting their abuse is just as concerning. A new innova...

Decapitated Woman, Mutilated Dogs Found In Phoenix Home

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.25.2015 | Crime

A decapitated woman and mutilated dogs were found in a Phoenix apartment Saturday morning and police arrested their lead suspect: A man at t...

Hostage and Barricade Incidents and Domestic Violence: Helping Police to See the Invisible Walls

David Adams | Posted 07.23.2015 | Crime
David Adams

Daily control, fear tactics and social isolation of the victim by the abuser help to form the invisible walls that entrap victims of serious abuse. Contrary to popular notions, abusers need not hold guns to their partners' heads to get them to stay, though they sometimes do this as a "reminder".

HBO Investigation Finds MMA Fighters Commit Domestic Abuse At Rates Far Exceeding NFL Players

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

It's been nearly a year since Christy Mack suffered a horrific attack on August 8, 2014, allegedly at the hands of her former partner, ...

Signs Your Partner Is Too Controlling

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Below are a series of questions about some of the controlling behaviors you may have experienced. (For a more complete list, please click here). Unhealthy domination by a partner is called coercive control. It's more than just occasional nastiness or bossiness -- it affects several areas of your life and causes you to change your behavior to keep the peace.

One Simple Idea That Could Reduce Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

A report released Tuesday is proposing a simple way to reduce domestic violence: Give victims free lawyers.  Lawyers are expensive, and women wh...

Shame on Facebook: How Zuckerberg's Confusing "Real Names" Policy Hurts More Than It Helps

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Lil Miss Hot Mess

Facebook's policy disproportionately affects certain categories of users, and whether intentional or not, that's discriminatory as well as dangerous for many. So, Zuck, let's cut through the confusion and make things perfectly clear: it's time for Facebook to be accountable to its community and delete this policy once and for all.

Someone You Care About Has Fallen Apart -- Now What?

Dani Bostick | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Dani Bostick

Well-intentioned efforts to "cheer me up," reminders to be strong, and curiosity-fueled questions were all unhelpful at that time. What, then, are some helpful responses for someone suffering as a result of trauma, sexual abuse, assault, or other forms of violence?

Here's The Number One Reason Victims of Domestic Violence Stay

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

To help lessen the economic barrier that so many domestic violence victims face, YWCA USA is working to pass the Healthy Families Act. While the bill's core component ensures the accrual of seven paid sick days for all workers, it also provides for "paid safe days" so that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking can seek out safety and assistance without the threat of lost wages

Second Florida State Football Player Accused Of Punching A Woman

AP | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State indefinitely suspended leading running back Dalvin Cook after he was charged Friday with punching a woman outside ...

Prosecuting Child Abuse Just Got (a Bit) Easier

Joan Meier | Posted 07.09.2015 | Crime
Joan Meier

In one fell swoop, and a unanimous one at that, the Supreme Court in Ohio v. Clark both helped ensure child abusers may be successfully prosecuted, and resolved several open questions about the scope of the Sixth Amendment confrontation right.

Sometimes, Separation Is Necessary--- Even the Pope Says So

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.09.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Men, women and kids whose lives are turned upside down by unfortunate family circumstances need to be embraced and supported -- not blamed or isolated -- when separation and/or divorce happens. Pope Frances said as much.

Do Abusive Men Change?

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Sometimes a controlling man genuinely wants to change. Maybe he regrets having hurt his loved ones. Maybe he is tired of being angry, tired of feeling alone and misunderstood, and tired of monitoring another person. Maybe he is truly ready to change.

Woman's Powerful Video Shows The Devastating Reality Of Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

“I’ve been thinking long and hard, and contemplating whether to post this video," Emma Murphy says into the camera. "I finally decided after a lot...

Independence & Relationship Abuse Survivors: Health Outcomes & the Obstacles on the Road to Freedom

Tania Bradkin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Tania Bradkin

On July 4th, Americans across the world celebrated Independence Day. While the word, "independence" is universally associated with sentiments of growth and relief, for the women and men that survive relationship violence, the positive effects of leaving their abuser are not at all as instant.

The Impact Adversity in Your Childhood Home Has on Your Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

Brian F. Martin | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Our founding fathers believed everyone was "endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of h...

What You Should Know About the Most Dangerous Week

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

It can be hard to understand how seeking safety can first lead to danger. When victims choose to leave a domestic violence situation, they have made one of the most courageous choices imaginable. Few people realize just how dangerous the week victims choose to leave truly is.

50 Cent Explains Why It Doesn't Matter That You Hate Floyd Mayweather

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Arrogance is nothing new to boxing. In fact, it's a part of the game. Getting in your opponent's head months before a fight is nearly a tradition. Get...

What's the Real Definition of 'Traditional Marriage?'

Matt Baume | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Traditional marriage isn't exactly the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. Politicians may claim that the definition of marriage hasn't changed in thousands of years, but it most definitely has. Marriage has been through a lot of changes over the millennia.

Warren Sapp Charged With 3 Counts Of Domestic Abuse

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports

June 25 (Reuters) - National Football League Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp was charged in Las Vegas on Thursday with three counts of dom...

9 Harrowing Images That Capture The Lasting Impact Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Survivors of assault and abuse are sharing their experiences on a powerful new Tumblr, Lasting Impact. (Story continues below.) Founder Ali...

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Battle Cry of #NiUnaMenos Echoes Through Latin America

Jamie Ballard | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Jamie Ballard

There's a prominent movement happening right now based out of Argentina, where radio journalist Marcela Ojeda, fed up with the number of femicide stories landing on her desk, organized a call to arms. She tweeted "They're killing us," with a hashtag: #NiUnaMenos - not one less.