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Overcome Your Programming And Be A Better Man

Chris Gethard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Gethard

I invite all the lonely, angry, nerdy little boys out there who are feeling that rage and creating a narrative where they are victims to remember that. I was once one of you. And I was wrong. I was so, so wrong.

Flood Backlash Puts Serbian Leader in a Flap

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

Prime Minister Vucic is a potentially dangerous man. During these turbulent days, he has shown that he is willing to push the panic button and would rather seek counsel from conspiracy than science.

Clicking on the Killer's Videos? You Could Be Part of the Problem

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Andrea Bonior

Our fascination gets the best of us, and it starts to look a little too much like adulation, as we shower him with headlines and, as of yet, give his victims only a small percentage of the same press attention.

Objection, Your Honor

Ellen Magnis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Victim blaming has absolutely no place in the courtroom, especially by a judge.

The Pursuit of Justice for Homicide Victims

Griffin Dunne | Posted 07.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Griffin Dunne

So there Jack was, waiting to have his life saved while they looked for his son because a serial killer took not only his daughter's life but later his wife's.

Why the New VH1 Anti-Bullying Ad Is Seriously Misguided

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Though intended to be empowering and to potentially make those who bully others "regret" their actions, VH1's foray into the anti-bullying world actually sends the opposite message.

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

Easing the Struggle

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are struggling. We are taught that life can be understood, secure and predictable if we have the right education, right employment, right financial...

Rape in the Military: It's Time to Protect Our Soldiers

Margaret McLean | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Margaret McLean

It's time for heads to roll in the United States military. President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel must overhaul the system and start firing people. The talk and policy changes are not getting the job done for the thousands of victims of sexual assault in our armed services.

The Impact of Bullying and Why Our Policies Are Missing the Point

Deborah Temkin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

So eager to right the wrongs of bullying, we find ourselves determined to identify and punish the perpetrators, often forgetting that that alone will not mitigate the harm done to the youth who felt bullied.

Michael Dunn and the Victim Mentality

Thomas Alter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Thomas Alter

What separates the Michael Dunns and George Zimmermans of the world from your average killer is their insistence that they are not only innocent but wronged.

Complicity in Revenge Porn?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime
Christina Gagnier

Every time we ask the "why would someone do that" question, we are putting the victims that we seek to protect in the position of facing judgment, which in effect, makes it seem like the narrative is one of the victim's complicity with the action that has happened to them when it is anything but.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

How to Be Your Own Superhero!

Tracy Crossley | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Do what you want, period. You don't need permission, approval or validation from others. You're capable of figuring out what you want to do, so bust through that wall of cement and do it!

Responding to the Savior Industrial Complex: Check the Help and Free Yourself! (Part II)

Robert West | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Robert West

Speaking from the position of "them and those," a position I remember all to well, I say...Check the help, and free yourself!

Are Heads of State the Real Victims in Africa?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?

What's Your Breaking Point?

Ryon Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ryon Harms

You sent yourself this moment as a gift. You can choose to live reactively like a victim, or you can use the present, especially when it's painful, as an opportunity to create.

Tragedy in a Community: The Balance of Support and Privacy

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

When tragedy strikes it is our natural spirit to want to do something to manage our own feelings of helplessness and compassion. But perhaps in addition to what we do we need to focus on what we don't do as well.

Victim Blaming Has Achieved a New Low Watermark

Lori Day | Posted 08.03.2013 | Media
Lori Day

When you consider that animals bring on their own assaults, it is not hard to understand this same mentality when applied to all sorts of people by other people.

Whitey Bulger Trial: Let the Victims Speak

Margaret McLean | Posted 07.28.2013 | Crime
Margaret McLean

If not now, then when? The upcoming trial of Whitey Bulger marks the time for the murdered victims' families to tell the world who and what has been taken from them.

My Right to Be Safe

Kim Goldman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Kim Goldman

I don't want to be accustomed to living in a society where nothing feels safe anymore, but that it's just the "way it is now."

After Boston

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

Part of what terrorists try to do (aside from making political statements) is terrorize us. They attempt to make us feel unmitigated fear in living our daily lives. They want to constrict and diminish our lifestyles, and thereby lessen us. We cannot allow that to happen.

Forever Impression

Kim Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime
Kim Goldman

Nothing says "Good Morning" like a discussion on murder, I think to myself as I look out into a sea of faces, just blankly staring back at me. Deep breaths, I can do this.

[Video] Victims of the Unregulated Arms Trade

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Control Arms released a chilling video Tuesday that calls attention to the mass atrocities taking place globally due to the lack of rules on the global arms trade.

Parenting: The Ultimate Joke Killer (Why I Can't Laugh at Manti Te'o)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

The problem is this: Whenever I see someone young enough to be my kid in a difficult situation, I tend to imagine my own kid in the same spot.