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Spousal Abuse

The Powerful Reason Alan Cumming Painted His Fingernail Purple

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway and television actor Alan Cumming is lending his voice to a new campaign created by the nation’s leading victim assistance organization tha...

What Type Is Your Ex? Part 2

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 03.30.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

The "Manipulator." This ex-spouse is clever, charming and often seductive.

A Pocket Full of Stones: A Response About James Fortune

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 03.16.2017 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

Those who sing, preach, and proclaim the Gospel, sell albums, t-shirts, sold out concerts in the name of liberative Jesus will take the stage in support of a man who, through his own admission, abused both his wife and child. This is an example of misplaced Christian responsibility and accountability.

Dispelling 5 Myths about Domestic Violence

Angela Courtney | Posted 02.01.2017 | Women
Angela Courtney

If you are experiencing domestic violence, know that it is not your fault. You might not understand why he's treating you like this, and that's ok. There are some things in life we will never understand. But you don't have to keep making excuses for your partner, and you don't have to continue living this way.

A Legal Loophole May Have Cost This Woman Her Life

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

From the outside looking in, Monica Weber-Jeter was far from isolated. The 35-year-old kept busy with five school-aged children, and worked at a bustl...

The Ray Rice Video Changed How We Talk About Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women

Let’s rewind one year. It’s the early hours of Sept. 8, 2014, and TMZ releases a now-infamous video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knoc...

Is That Domestic Violence?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.10.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

People need to be educated that domestic violence is far broader than physical violence. People involved in contentious family law proceedings need to proceed cautiously and keep their emotions in check.

Abused White Bronco: Return to the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 08.05.2016 | Crime
Mark Charles Hardie

Are we, as Americans, so obsessed with sports stars that we will overlook domestic violence and vicious attacks on women? Is sports celebrity more important than women's right to safety and security? Which of the following statistics and facts are more important to the public?

'Jordan Point' Is Another Winner From Kathryn R Wall

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Kathryn R. Wall has now written thirteen Bay Tanner novels. Her latest is titled JORDAN POINT and is full of the Kathy Wall necessities. These include an intriguing mystery, a description of the lush locale of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and another visit with the characters we have grown to love over the course of these books

To The Woman With The Bruises

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Charles

I know what it's like to live with someone who terrifies you. I know what it's like to go to sleep sick and wake up scared. I know you. And I want you to hear me, as one survivor to another: It's not your fault.

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

Divine Wife-Beating and Three Things God's Wrath Cannot Be

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

God's wrath, properly understood, makes the good news about King Jesus truly moving. That is, we must understand that the wrath of God is most definitely not divine wife-beating, however poetic Piper thinks such a sentiment to be (yikes).

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-husbands, ...

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.

When It Comes To Handling Domestic Violence Cases, States Are Still Falling Short

Pew's Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Issue of the Week: Domestic Violence

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
Reese Schonfeld

If assault and battery is to be regarded as a crime, then punishment must be universal.

5 Ways Brain Retraining Inoculates You from a Hostile Ex

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 09.14.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

For those of you that are divorced and who have to live with the reality of a bullying or hostile ex; one who refuses to love your children more than he hates you, brain retraining may be your way to freedom.

"Hidden Away" Is a Saturday Night Howler

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review Jackie K Cooper ...

WATCH: I Defended A Stranger From Spousal Abuse At The Grocery Store

Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Violent altercations in public can pose a difficult challenge for bystanders. When to step in? And how? Taking action in these situations is not easy,...

What I Share With The Cleveland Women Held Captive

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Years ago, I escaped from 18 years of an abusive situation -- and I know that it isn't chains that hold you. I was not tied in a basement. I could have found a way to escape. But my chains were mental and proved to be a much stronger binding than any physical restraint could have been.

Angela Davis and the Culture of Domestic Violence

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

Perhaps the most destructive part of the problem is that no one is proposing ways to stop it from happening. There are programs for men who have been abusive, and programs for women who have been abused, but what about programs for men before they become abusive?

Has Gov. Jerry Brown Defended and Promoted Women and Girls in California?

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Lindy DeKoven

To the women and girls of California: Are we going to stand by and let our commission die? Who will advocate for us if the agency is eliminated? And who will help the poorest among us?

Spousal Abuse: The Military's Silent Epidemic

Kim Rabb | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Kim Rabb

Domestic abuse in the military is the best kept secret and is a silent tragedy. Due to frequent moves, the majority of military families live on one income. Their only source of financial security for the family is the active duty soldier.

Mirkarimi Facing New Domestic Violence Allegations

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.24.2012 | San Francisco

Things just keep getting worse for Ross Mirkarimi. San Francisco's newly elected Sheriff is now facing a second domestic abuse complaint--this tim...

The 4 Most Dangerous Types Of Exes

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 02.29.2012 | Divorce
Mark Banschick, MD

Divorce is a loss -- a death of sorts. Under the stress of loss and uncertainty, most people regress and become more irritable, needy or impulsive.