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5 Common Behaviors Cis Men May Not Realize Are Abusive (And How To Stop Them)

Jamie Utt | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Jamie Utt

My actions exist in the context of how I was taught to be a man. My actions exist in the context of patriarchy. And patriarchy is violent. Full stop.

Warning: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.

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...

Meet the Other Ms. California

Eileen Cronin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Eileen Cronin

We are the rare psychologists who are given the opportunity to speak to other psychologists about the rights of people with physical differences. In the 20 years I have been practicing, I have met few psychologists in wheelchairs.

Girls in Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it? We must all work tirelessly to give hope and a fair chance to these girls and all children by promoting policies, programs, and supports that help them and their families, especially those most at risk.

5 Myths About Domestic Violence

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To be sure, many men who hit or emotionally abuse their partners were themselves abused as kids, but many men have also risen above their brutal childhoods and broken that cycle. Being abused doesn't automatically make you an abuser.

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

The NFL - Pivotal Moment, Not PR Nightmare

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

With the power and popularity of football as its leverage, the NFL must take a leadership role and set the standard by having what would be considered the strongest enforcement policy on abuse, anywhere.

Lisa D'Amato Shares Her Personal Story: Abuse and Trauma Build Character and You Can Break the Cycle

Heather Martin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!

Scott Brown Ad Focuses On Physical Abuse

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Scott Brown's campaign for senator from New Hampshire released a new ad Wednesday focusing on the Republican's family experience with physical abuse. ...

Silent No More: Why #YesAllWomen Needs More Than 140 Characters

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Zoey Gulmi

Make no mistake, #YesAllWomen is much more than a hashtag. It is a movement. It tells the stories we keep buried within ourselves. It is a call to break the silence.

Powerful Images Show A World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to acco...

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

Close the Torture Houses in North Sinai and Egypt

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Suzette Standring

Every day Meron Estafamos answers her phone with an aching heart. From torture houses in Egypt, Eritrean hostages plead for ransom on a captor's cell phone. Help me.

WATCH: My Wife Tried To Stab Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Female victims are often the focus of initiatives against domestic abuse. But according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control, more th...

David Freeman

Shocking Food Addiction Study Points Finger At Sexual Abuse | David Freeman | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

What makes people fat? All sorts of things have been blamed, from too much eating and too little exercise to slow metabolisms and fast food—even air...

The Nights I Couldn't Take Back

North by Northwestern | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
North by Northwestern

A group of students gathered in Dittmar Gallery on Thursday night for Take Back the Night, a yearly event in which survivors of physical or sexual assault speak out about their experiences.

Rethinking Infidelity

Tracy Schorn | Posted 06.23.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

We need to stop excusing infidelity. Let's begin by putting the responsibility for cheating back where it belongs -- on cheaters.

The Battered-Child Syndrome: 50 Years Later

Larry Wolff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Wolff

It was only after this medical "discovery" in 1962 that child abuse was recognized as a regular and recurring aspect of family life, not a sensational exception but a common syndrome.

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's profoundly difficult predicting the developmental trajectory of any single individual, new research suggests we can influence the odds that people will retreat within themselves or unleash the fundamentally human drive to explore and create.

Domestic Violence: Everybody's Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime
Marcia G. Yerman

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.

Thunder and Rain Is a Modern Day Western

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Charles Martin has been steadily building a devoted audience for his books. His new novel,Thunder and Rain, should add even more readers to the Martin fan base.

Seeing through the Charm -- Is Your New Love an Abuser?

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women
Ludy Green, Ph.D

According to the Center for Disease Control, teen dating violence happens more than you may think. Anyone, regardless of education, race, and age, is susceptible to abuse.

When Compliments Backfire

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It's nice to get compliments. Just make sure you don't give them -- or take them -- too seriously.

Father Chained Son's Neck To Pole For Skipping School, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

Sok Thoeun, a 40-year-old man from Batt-ambang, Cambodia, is being pursued by authorities after reportedly beating and chaining his 13-year-old son, S...