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Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence Survivors Decry ‘Disgusting' Coverage Of Oscar Pistorius

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

This past week, the media was set ablaze when South African runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Re...

Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Nancy C. Lee

Prior to VAWA, in many states physical and sexual violence against a woman by someone she knew was not considered as serious a crime as was an attack by a stranger. Thinking about it now, it's hard to believe.

30 Numbers That Prove Domestic Violence Is An American Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by curren...

Not Just the NFL: How Employers Can Help Stop Domestic Violence

Ariel Zwang | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Domestic violence is learned behavior. When society looks away or treats it as a private matter, it reinforces the behavior. By taking a stand against abuse, employers can lead the way to a society free of domestic violence.

Beyond Sexual Assault

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

As the country begins to give greater attention to the problem of sexual assault, it is my hope that we will also validate the experiences of young women who have suffered from other forms of abuse.

Football in America -- How We (Don't) Talk About Race

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports
Rick Ayers

Yes, blame the NFL. Yes, blame us all. But I think the moment calls for us to consider some more fundamental cultural framing of sports. What I particularly want to focus on is how I think many white people in the US regard African American men in sport.

Melissa Jeltsen

The Insidious Form Of Domestic Violence That No One Talks About

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

Imagine you're in an abusive relationship and you desperately want to leave. But your husband controls the family finances, and he doles out only a sm...

The Red Flags Every Parent Should Look For In Their Teenager's Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty

Parents may not think their own teenager is in danger of being in an abusive relationship until later in life, but the unfortunate reality is that one...

Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.

Preserving Democracy in Pennsylvania

Ellen Bravo | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

It had all the trappings of an ALEC-backed attack on democracy: Push out a bill prohibiting local governments from passing workplace protections in their own communities. If all else failed, tack the measure onto some popular bill as an amendment and hope the supporters of that bill would want it badly enough to allow the hostile amendment to stand.

Ex-Prep Football Star Allegedly Attacks Girlfriend, Judge Dismisses Felony

AP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit judge has dismissed felony charges against a one-time prep football star accused of assaulting his girlfriend after he was ...

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. In fact, abusers are often charming, attentive, and sweet in the beginning of a relationship.

It's OK to Beat Her, Just Don't Kill Her

Phil Latessa | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Phil Latessa

In rural Tanzania, it is OK to beat your wife. Women are powerless and ashamed to even discuss these beatings with their family or friends.

For Battered NFL Wives, A Message From The Cops And The League: Keep Quiet

The Washington Post | Posted 10.19.2014 | Sports

Whenever Dewan Smith-Williams sees Janay Rice on television, she feels like she’s looking into a mirror. Smith-Williams, 44, remembers the denial, t...

Tyler Kingkade

Colleges Are Already Screwing Up New Campus Safety Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Colleges have to count more types of incidents as hate crimes and disclose the number of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking reports they ...

NYC Adds More Pet-Friendly Apartments For Domestic Violence Survivors

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

Soon fewer families fleeing domestic violence in New York City will be forced to leave their pets behind. The non-profit human services organizati...

No Tolerance for Domestic Violence

Rep. Terri Sewell | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Terri Sewell

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it's important that we realize that the faces of domestic violence victims are all around us -- it may be a friend, a family member, a neighbor, a co-worker, or the clerk at your local grocery store.

Decoding Excuses For Abuse

David Adams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
David Adams

It is important for everyone to become more savvy about abuser's excuses because many people unwittingly reinforce them in how we respond to the abuser's "explanations" for his/her violence, and to understand what taking real responsibility means.

Melissa Jeltsen

This Film Is Hard To Watch -- But That's Exactly Why You Need To

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

A haunting new documentary on domestic violence has a simple goal: to stop people from asking the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" once and for ...

Women and Electoral Politics: Hillary and the Coming Discussions of Gender

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Hillary's 2016 bid will precipitate all kinds of outbursts by all sides on all kinds of issues. Again, this should be a good thing. But it will also remove taboos from the political process that have so far limited debates about gender and identity in American elections.

Who We Talk About When Athletes Are Accused Of Sexual Assault

Vice Sports | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

Last week saw the latest high-profile college football sexual assault case come and go. On Monday, the University of Florida's freshman quarterback, T...

Melissa Jeltsen

These Abusers Aren't Allowed To Own Guns. So Why Aren't States Removing Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

On the worst night of her life, Nicole Beverly was beaten almost unconscious by her husband and then forced to sit beside him as he loaded and unloade...

A Safe Haven For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There are myriad reasons victims of domestic violence hesitate to leave their dangerous situations, including fear, shame and uncertainty about what l...

10 Facts About Homelessness

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Fact 2: One quarter of homeless people are children. HUD reports that on any given night, over 138,000 of the homeless in the U.S. are children under the age of 18. Thousands of these homeless children are unaccompanied, according to HUD.

Wearing of the Pink

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Patricia McGuire

So far, based on the disclosure on its website, the bottom line appears to be that the NFL has raised about $7 million over 5 years in its breast cancer initiative. Given the billions in revenues the league and its teams have made in that same period of time, this amount seems paltry.