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Jason Shulman | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Jason Shulman

Guns are quiet manipulators of what we see and believe as well. One thing their hidden prismatic activity does is accentuate the division of the world into victims and victimizers. This lens also accentuates a sense of innate fear of others as opposed to an innate sense of safety.

Letting Go of Victimhood

Jennifer Ka | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Ka

I am tired of hurting myself and feeding this cycle of self-sabotage. I break that glass ceiling of limitation that has made me believe I cannot expand and evolve into the infinite. I break the walls of separation that stop me from seeing everyone as human beings rather than just by the labels put upon us.

The Old Normal: A Tradition of Violence Toward Black Women

Howard Henderson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2016 | Black Voices
Howard Henderson, Ph.D.

As part of my Fall 2015 PhD Research Colloquium course, I extended the opportunity for my Administration of Justice Doctoral Students to begin writing for the masses. Below you will find the first acceptance of this olive branch by Whitney Threadcraft-Walker.

The Weaker Becomes the Stronger

Timothy Oleksiak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Timothy Oleksiak

Though there have been setbacks, it is clear that the arch of rights-based gay movements is bending toward justice. But part of conservative thinking for some is a language that places those who victimize members of LGBTQ communities in the position of the victim.

#2: The Republican Party's Extraordinary Pattern of Destructiveness

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In the conduct of today's Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness. It displays an insatiable lust for power and wealth, an impulse to prey upon the vulnerable, a preference for conflict over cooperation, a persistent dishonesty, and a willingness to sacrifice the greater good for selfish advantage.

Rescuing 'Victimhood' for Victims (Letting the Sharks Take Care of Themselves)

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Murray

Victim isn't a bad word. It shouldn't imply that someone is a loser, a weakling, a malingerer or a chronic sad sack. For most people, being a victim is a stage in response to experiencing something traumatic that had a victimizing impact on them.

Why Sexual Assault Should Never Be In Quotes

Jess Wilson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Jess Wilson

Every human being has an unassailable right to absolute control over his or her own body. Period. No questions. No modifiers. No extenuating circumstances. Ever.

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Ever since 2011, when my 89 and 91-year-old parents were financially exploited and I became embroiled in the issue -- and in the battle -- I have been...

Are Public Shaming and Cyberbullying the Same?

Russ Warner | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Let's suppose someone posts a picture of you with a nasty comment in an effort to ridicule, correct, or embarrass you... would you call that public shaming or cyberbullying?

Something Beyond Survival - The Final Chapter

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Hating is a heavy weight to carry around, all day, every day, as is fear, as is self-recrimination. They cloud everything, even to the point of watering down even the best experiences in your life so that the joy those experiences should bring become not much more than mediocre, and that's no way to live.

Something Beyond Survival -- Part Four

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Except for instances in the entertainment industry, I have never heard the words "I feel sorry for you" used as anything other than a weapon. In fact, I cannot think of a single phrase packed with more insincerity than that one.

Something Beyond Survival: Part 3

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I talked about that maddeningly endless litany of seemingly unanswerable questions that can feel like pinballs bouncing around in your head...

Something Beyond Survival - Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I closed by talking about what it felt like when I had to admit to myself I was a victim of a crime, and that what I wanted most of all was to take back my personal power.

Something Beyond Survival - Part One

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?"

Combating Gender-Based Violence as a U.S. Policy Priority

Mark P. Lagon | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Mark P. Lagon

Victims of the various forms of sexual and gender-based violence -- including rape, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, and domestic abuse -- are frequently prevented by societal constraints from seeking safety or justice.

A 'Victim's' Account

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

More and more in the public square are actions and language indicative of scapegoating, gulling, and victimization.

Breaking The Silence: My Abuses Under Argentina's Junta Militar

Alex Warden | Posted 05.06.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Warden

Unfortunately, my story is not unique. Many who have lived under dictatorial regimes know this sort of fear, the dread of a police force used as a tool of intimidation, rather than as a means of protection.

How To Transform From Victim To Creator

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

Ultimately there are two attitudes we can take in life: the attitude of a victim, or of a creator. A creator praises their creation; a victim criticizes. A creator lives in appreciation; a victim in complaint, not taking responsibility.

Turned Against Our Natures: When Good People Do Bad Things

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

Does it matter that a person was seduced into evil? Does it excuse them? How far back do we take the issue of victimization as a defense for our own behavior?

Do You Have 'Victim Mentality'? What To Do About It

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

If you have a victim mentality -- in other words, if you feel powerless to affect your circumstances -- you are likely to feel that the world is "doing it" to you and that there is nothing you can do about it.

"Democratic Discourse": Reflections in the Pakistani Mirror

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

"What Bernie Madoff, Victimization, and Elie Wiesel Have to Teach Us"

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

" those times, it was human to be inhuman. And now the world has learned, I hope.... There must come a moment -- a moment of bringing people to...

How to Fix the Economic Meltdown and Stop Terrorism: Legalize Heroin and Whores

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Henry Sterry

The bottom line, economically, is that there is a big beautiful sexy cash cow to be milked here.