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This Thanksgiving Do More Than Acknowledge the Oppression of Native Americans. Act to End it.

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 11.27.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Nagle

Acknowledging the history of the oppression of Native Americans is not justice. Ending the oppression of Native Americans is justice. This Thanksgiving, we need people to do more than give a symbolic nod to the history of Native peoples. We need people to act.

Traditional Thanksgiving After a Non-Traditional Childhood

Brian F. Martin | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Are you growing up in a home or did you grow up in a home where you faced adversities? Because if you experienced adversities like physical abuse, Ch...

The International Day to End Violence Against Women

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Pam Allyn

LitWorld focuses two-thirds of its work on empowering women and girls with transformational literacy because two-thirds of the world's illiterate people are women and girls. And illiteracy equals profound vulnerability.

We Won't End Violence Against Women in 16 Days But It's a Start

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

While atrocities like the assassination of women who demand only their fundamental rights are easy for anyone to condemn, the 16 days are a global event, so it is important to understand how violence against women manifests itself globally.

Orange the World: How We Can Help Victims

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

A few months ago, I wrote about the need to bear witness to domestic violence in Nigeria. A couple of nights ago, I was a witness to domestic violence in a busy restaurant -- a sad reminder of importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Why Aren't We Vowing to End Gender-Based Violence Just as We Vow to 'Destroy ISIS'?

Bina Shah | Posted 11.26.2015 | World
Bina Shah

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Violence against women and girls goes on every day in every country, including those officially at peace -- but it doesn't make headlines. One in three women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence -- a far higher number than people affected worldwide by terrorism. Allowing this to continue is as unthinkable as allowing ISIS to rampage and kill wherever it pleases.

Cleveland Browns Bench Johnny Manziel For Partying Too Hard

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

Johnny Manziel's NFL career took another detour on Thursday when Browns head coach Mike Pettine announced that Manziel won't start in next week's Mon...

Men and Women: Use Your Words

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Would any popular TV show today dare to have a "good guy" male character "knock some sense" into a female lead? Of course not -- the man would become a villain even by threatening such a move. The same rules should be in place for women.

Man Vows To Kill His Wife, Employer Sends Her Home

Newser | David Moye | Posted 11.19.2015 | Crime

A woman in Williamsville, New York, whose husband had vowed to kill her was sent home by her manager because "she was a threat to the store." Now the ...

The NFL Should Release Details Of Johnny Manziel Investigation

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.19.2015 | Sports

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Are We Fired Up Yet?

Marcy Syms | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Marcy Syms

There are constant reminders of the struggles for women -- pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women. Most of us experience it, read about it, and talk about it. There is only one big step that could have a significant effect on all these issues.

False Allegations of Abuse Target Men in Divorce

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Divorce is almost never a simple process, and the introduction of protection orders or allegations of abuse instantly increase the complexity of the case, particularly for the purported offender.

Mom Whose Twin Babies Were Killed Has Message You Shouldn't Ignore

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Crime

Megan Hiatt, 22, is still recovering in a Florida hospital after allegedly being shot by her boyfriend in a harrowing attack that killed her f...

Why Can't We Eliminate Gender-Based Violence?

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

On the 25th of this month the world will recognize an issue that is so pervasive and present that at least 30 percent of the global population is directly affected by or engaged in it: violence against women.

How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us... Young and Old

Brian F. Martin | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

By Brian F. Martin and Ruth M. Glenn, MPA, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) We recently conducted focus grou...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

It's Time the NHL Took Violence Against Women Seriously

Melissa Geschwind | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports
Melissa Geschwind

This is about the fans. This is about the lifelong Blackhawks supporter who happens to be a rape survivor. It's about the kids sitting a few rows away who don't fully understand what Kane might have done, but who know it doesn't matter because the Jumbotron keeps reminding them that he's a hockey hero.

Count To Nine

M. William Phelps | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime
M. William Phelps

Denial and a blame-the-victim mentality in this country is as endemic as racism or hunger--and violence against women, especially, is something the media does not want to report. Cable news would rather bloviate about Trump and his bigotry or obsess over a missing airplane.

Armed & Fabulous? What's Fabulous Is Unarming Batterers and Abusers

Kathryn Laughon | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Kathryn Laughon

"Armed and fabulous" could be a punchline if it weren't such a dangerous premise. We agree that guns are a women's issue, but for very different reasons than the NRA. Guns are a women's issue, simply put, because batterers with guns kill women in America at a rate higher than any other industrial country.

Study Finds States With Background Checks Have Fewer Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

States that require background checks for all handgun sales have significantly fewer mass shootings than states without them, according to a new...

Domestic Violence Is a Nightmare, Not a Political Metaphor

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Katie Ray-Jones

Unfortunately, some members of Louisiana's political community engaged in the gubernatorial race don't seem to know the correct answer, and it's time that they learned it. Scoring political points by using an analogy that belittles the agony of domestic violence survivors is unworthy of any politician.

Hardy Briefly Changed His Twitter Bio To Something, Uh, Interesting

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.11.2015 | Sports

For months, Greg Hardy has refused to take responsibility both for his horrific alleged assault of ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder and for the offen...

Chris Christie Just Vetoed A Bill That Would Have Forced Domestic Abusers To Surrender Their Guns

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill on Monday that would have strengthened mechanisms for removing gun...

Lorena Bobbitt, Who Cut Off Husband's Penis, Opens Up On TV

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.10.2015 | Crime

The 1990s came roaring back on television Monday in the form of Lorena Bobbitt. Bobbitt, you might recall, cut off her abusive husband's penis...

Dealing with Suspicions of Child Abuse by the Other Parent

Divorce Magazine | Posted 11.09.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Divorcing parents often struggle emotionally with the reality of having less time with their children; this adjustment is particularly difficult when one parent believes that the other parent is abusing the children.