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Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.21.2014 | 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 12.21.2014 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 12.13.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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.

It Happens More Than You Know: 10 Celebrities Who Are Victims Of Domestic Violence

Posted 10.10.2014 | MarloThomas

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year we hardly need to be reminded about the urgency of this ongoing issue. It was jus...

I'm Still Here

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Susanne Mentzer

I understand that this is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here is my story.

Transforming Cycles Of Violence Into Cycles Of Prosperity

Molly Melching | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Real, cycle-ending change can look like not just making a one-time intervention, but transforming the current system into a new vision. When this happens, I believe communities are not simply ending cycles of violence; rather, they are transforming them into cycles of education, peace and prosperity.

Former NFL Team Exec: 'Hundreds And Hundreds' Not Punished For Domestic Violence

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports

Former Chicago general manager Jerry Angelo said NFL teams didn't discipline players in "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence incidents during ...

A Legacy of Praying Women

L. Y. Marlow | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
L. Y. Marlow

I think back on that day my mother stared into the abyss, as though she could still see the stitches that cinched her chest, I thank God that she was a praying woman.

At Least A Third Of All Women Murdered In The U.S. Are Killed By Male Partners

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

It's a sobering fact. At least one third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners -- husbands and ex-husb...

To the NFL: Not on My Turf

Carol Bysiek | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Carol Bysiek

I was not moved, or touched, or for a moment feeling forgiving of the recent disgraces and double standards brought to light. Every spot of pink seemed to be an empty apology, but I wasn't buying. This survivor says no thanks, NFL.

A Pregnant Teen Struggles to Leave An Abusive Relationship

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Eighteen-year-old Kristen got pregnant purposely so her family would have to accept her 30-year-old boyfriend John, an ex-con who admits to abusing he...