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Video Uses Eye-Opening Metaphor To Show The Absurdity Of Victim-Blaming

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women

An animated video featuring two stick figures just pointed out how problematic victim-blaming really is. Created by Blue Seat Studios, the video show...

Are You a Victim?

George A. Santino | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
George A. Santino

If you listen to politicians from both major political parties these days, we're all victims. They say that the system is rigged and the deck is stacked against us. They tell us that we don't stand a chance of getting ahead in life or being truly successful unless (of course) we vote for them.

An Open Letter To My Son About Rape

Katie Karambelas | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Katie Karambelas

In light of the recent rape case in California that has made a mockery out of how rape culture is handled in our country, I want to tell you another story about a girl who couldn't say no. By the time you read this letter, you will hopefully have learned through my example how to be the better man.

Assessing Your Ex: Part 3

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 04.12.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

This is the last in a three-part series that encourages you to ask yourself: "What Type is My Ex?" In recent posts, I introduced the six types of exes...

What will I tell my Daughter?

Natalie Romero | Posted 03.28.2016 | Women
Natalie Romero

The verdict that was handed down in the Jian Ghomeshi trial has left me with a feeling of complete hopelessness. It wasn't so much the verdict itself ...

The Creepy Case of the Floating Feet

Garry Rodgers | Posted 03.28.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

Could it be there's another homicidal maniac on the loose -- one with a fiendish foot-fetish? Someone who's cutting off his victim's feet and chucking them in the ocean? Or is it more likely just as the authorities say -- all the feet belong to suicide victims.

Italy, Bullying: When Another Young Girl Decides To Take Her LIfe

Christina Pacella | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Christina Pacella

Only a few weeks have gone by since Chiara, a twelve year old girl from Pordenone (Italy) decided to put an end to the bullying she had become a vict...

Rams Owner Says He'd Rather Leave St. Louis Than 'Sit There And Be A Victim'

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports

The St. Louis Rams are now the Los Angeles Rams again, after the NFL approved team owner Stan Kroenke's proposal to relocate for the 2016 season. Kro...

Open Letter to George Lawlor

Pegah Maleki | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Pegah Maleki

I came across your article today, and I must say, I'm distraught. With some extremely misplaced anger, you attempted to begin a crusade against consent classes, and in a fury let the world know what a waste of time you believe them to be. So I wanted to let you know what I believe is a waste of time.

Victimhood and the Myth of Choice

Dani Bostick | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Dani Bostick

How common is the phrase "choose to be a victim"? It is certainly a lot more common than "Choose to make people victims." Simply put, a phrase meant to empower is actually disempowering and perpetuates dangerous myths about sexual abuse and sexual assault.

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Victim Once and for All

Cylon George | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cylon George

The spiritual sages of every tradition teach us that, even in the most difficult of circumstances, we can find things to be grateful for. Indeed, the difficulty itself can be the source of our gratitude for the invaluable lessons we can learn.

Physicians: Stand Tall Against Sexual Assault

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.15.2015 | Crime
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Sexual assault is a tragedy with the potential for long-term medical, psychological, and emotional consequences. Victims of sexual assault who feel that their physician and staff are genuinely concerned and kind are far more likely to return for follow-up visits, seek counseling as well as treatment.

3 Pathways on the Game of Life

Michael Neill | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

In the game of "Real Life," I've noticed that there are three pathways we can take, each one of which leads to a completely different experience of and relationship with our circumstances, dreams, and goals...

Everything You've Ever Wanted Is On The Other Side Of Fear

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

Just when I thought I had it all figured out I'm blind sided with the realization that I've only just begun and, I still have a long road ahead of me....

How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

Conscious Choice: The Engine of Your Evolution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he ho...

Feeling Unappreciated, Taken Advantage of, or Overburdened?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I don't know if I'll ever be completely free of the impulse to default to feelings of self-pity and irritability when I overload myself, but for me that's no longer the point.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

The Observing Self: A Tool Essential to Save Ourselves and Our Planet

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

It is the observing self that grants us a sense of "agency" with the capacity to change ourselves and our world.

Living (and Almost Dying) on the Edge

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Markus had everything going for him. He could write his own ticket for the future, anything that he wanted. At 25, a world of possibilities awaited him. But all that was before the accident...

Help the Bullies

Michelle Bersell | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Michelle Bersell

In order to see bullying decline in an era where people can anonymously post hurtful words and agendas, we need kids to recognize bullying as something people do when they are not operating from a healthy internal state.

There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

David C. Bohnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
David C. Bohnett

The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

Bully in the School Yard

Jim Moore | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Jim Moore

When a kid, or a nation, or a community of nations, is terrorized by a bully who acts with unconcealed confidence that no one will challenge him or intervene on behalf of his victims, it is up to each kid, each nation, each community of nations, to stop being afraid and act quickly, powerfully, and decisively.

Kids On Hook For Limitless Sums After Crimes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story is part of Double Charged, a special report on the U.S. juvenile justice system produced by Youth Radio. Ricky Brum standing near the sco...