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Until It Happens to You

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Shealagh Whittle

Everything about domestic violence and harassment is about power -- robbing the victim of any sort of agency and giving the abuser the feeling that he or she has the right to do what he/she is doing. The dual face of domestic violence perpetrated through threats in person and online is that there is literally nowhere in my daily life that I feel completely safe anymore.

Your Venmo Transactions Leave a Publicly Accessible Money Trail

Aran Khanna | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Aran Khanna

I built a Chrome extension that found thousands of Venmo users PUBLICLY revealing their failed dates, late night food runs, losing poker streaks, and more. After a few uses of Venmo, I noticed that the app was giving me the option to share transactions (minus the amount) publicly on my Venmo newsfeed.

Neighbor Sent Letter Asking To 'Taste' Family's 'Delicious' Kids, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

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Stalking Goes Beyond the Silver Screen and 'The Perfect Guy'

Rosemonde Pierre-Louis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

Many of us think of stalking as something that only happens to celebrities and other high-profile people. However, 7.5 million Americans experience stalking every year.

Police Shoot Man Suspected Of Stalking Female WWE Wrestler

AP | Justin Block | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. — A deputy shot a man who authorities say was stalking a female wrestler outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facilit...

Teens Trapped by Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Sometimes teen romance can be downright dangerous. Early relationships can be traps for young people, spoiling months or years of their lives and setting the pattern for future coupling.

Join or Leave

Christine Blackburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Media
Christine Blackburn

Do you know people who haven't officially joined Facebook but are, in fact, looking on the site everyday? You know who I'm talking about. They snoop around Facebook without actually creating an account themselves? Instead, these folks use a spouse's or friend's username and password. Or they open completely fictitious accounts.

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

Terror by Stalker

Gretchen Carlson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Gretchen Carlson

His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.

It Felt Like Love (But it Was Coercive Control)

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Coercive control is a strategy some people use to dominate their intimate partners and get their way. It usually includes some combination of isolation, degradation, micromanagement, manipulation, stalking, physical abuse, sexual coercion, threats, and punishment. Not all of these tactics are always present.

Man Who Stalked Mila Kunis Escapes From Secured Facility

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

A man who was twice convicted of stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a secured mental health facility in Pomona, California, over the weekend. ...

Stalking Your Friends On Facebook Messenger Just Became (Alarmingly) Easier

Aran Khanna | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Aran Khanna

It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Cyberstalking: Fastest Growing Crime

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The shift to living virtually has happened so quickly and so pervasively, that we have hardly had time to adjust to all the implications. Just like every other sphere of life, crime too has gone online. And we are very poorly prepared.

Why Americans Need to Stop Trivializing Stalking

Davian Hoffman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

I've started passively collecting examples of items and products that trivialize stalking. I don't seek out this stuff, it seems to be just out there in the world. Greeting cards, coffee mugs and so much more.

Alexandra Svokos

College Students Are More Likely To Be Stalked But Less Likely To Report It | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 01.14.2015 | College

College students are twice as likely to be stalked as the general public, but are less likely to report stalking to the police, a new report from the ...

When Is Street Harassment a Big Deal?

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

People should be allowed to go grocery shopping without feeling fear. Women should be able to walk the streets of their neighborhood without tapping into their fight or flight responses. And public spaces should be safe ones.

Supreme Court Divided Over Facebook Death Threats Case

Reuters | By Lawrence Hurley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared conflicted on Monday over whether to uphold the conviction of a Pennsylvania man found g...

Arya Stark Just Can't Catch A Break

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment

Winter is coming ... for cyber bullies. Maisie Williams, who already has to deal with Lannisters and outlaws on "Game of Thrones," is now going to ...

VAWA Reauthorization

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Lisa Chau

Why does the U.S. government not respect native american tribal sovereignty yet argue the sovereignty of nation-states, such as Ukraine in the current geopolitical situation, must not be violated?

Addressing Campus Sexual Assault Must Be a Coordinated Effort

Tony West | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Tony West

We know that a coordinated community response -- one that relies on partnerships with student groups, campus police, community victim services organizations, campus ministries, and school officials -- is what is required to turn the tide on this issue.

Drinking to the State of the Union for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.

When Your Ex Becomes Your Stalker

Beth Morrison | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

No matter if the relationship ends on good or bad terms it can be difficult to go your own way and move on without that person in your life, but in time, you do. You do. But what if they don't? What if your ex becomes your stalker?

Another Month, Another 50 Women Dead

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over, at least 20 more women, and some of their kids, will be fatally shot by abusers. Cause of death: lack of action in Congress.

You're Famous -- Now Make A Run for It!

Felice Picano | Posted 10.30.2013 | Celebrity
Felice Picano

She picked the boy into her arms and I moved in very close to her as she hurried over to Robertson Blvd. I wondered if I should put an arm around her. And she saw my motion and nodded yes, do it. She looked scared.