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The Invisible Way Guns Keep Women In Abusive Relationships

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.03.2017 | Women

Nicole Beverly, a clinical social worker living in Ypsilanti, Michigan, hadn’t given her husband’s gun much thought until the night he pressed it ...

Our Dangerous World

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Humans have always been attracted to acts of graphic violence. In Roman times, the Coliseum was filled with people ready to be entertained by gladiato...

The rise of violence in French Guiana has roots in the colonial past

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.11.2017 | Crime
The Conversation Global

Violent history of French Guiana could be one of the factors that explains today's high criminality in the region. Prison of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni ,...

A Lifetime Approach To Preventing Violence In Latin America

Jorge Familiar | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Jorge Familiar

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Ph...

Dispatch from Standing Rock: Queer and Trans Asian Americans' (QTAs) Reflections

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

GUEST BLOG Dispatch from Standing Rock: Queer and Trans Asian Americans' (QTAs) Reflections A collective of Queer and Trans Asian Americans (QTAs) t...

Punching Nazis: what would Indiana Jones do?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.24.2017 | Media
The Conversation Global

White nationalist Richard Spencer was punched in the middle of a TV interview on inauguration day. Spencer Selvidge/Reuters Samuel Merrill, Umeå Uni...

Some Major Changes Are Being Made To 'The Walking Dead'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Entertainment

Are we pissing ― I mean tinkling ― our pants yet? “The Walking Dead” is reportedly going to “tone it down” after backlash from the bloody ...

PG-13 Movies Have As Much Gun Violence As R-Rated Films Nowadays

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment

Major PG-13 films are often at least as likely as R-rated films to depict gun violence, according to a new analysis published in Pediatrics, the offic...

Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

What Wellness Doesn’t Look Like: The Optics And Impact Of Violence On Young People’s Health

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living
America's Promise Alliance

What are the biggest barriers to wellness young people face? The findings of a new five-city Center for Promise study of young people by young people ...

Misconceptions About Terrorism In The Aftermath of the Ohio State Rampage

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2016 | Crime
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

The recent rampage on the campus of Ohio State University has been followed by much speculation based on a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings.

Gardar Eide Einarsson: The Violence Under the Surface

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"I've lost the youthful naivetyé that leads me to think authorities should be torn down. I see it as an on-going negotiation." Norweaygian- born Gard...

Casual Casualties

Jon Foreman | Posted 12.05.2016 | Impact
Jon Foreman

I was born in the San Bernardino county hospital. I was the only blond baby in a patchwork quilt of race and language. To me, the diversity in that nu...

I Took My Mom's Advice and Punched a Bully in the Face

Quora | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents

What controversial advice have people given to their children? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

From Where I Stand: Balla Mariko

UN Women | Posted 11.17.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Balla Mariko. Photo: UN Women/Gaoussou Cherif Haidara In Mali, violence against women has reached a point that we couldn...

A Male Trump Supporter Punched A Woman Eating Dinner In The Face

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.22.2016 | Women

A man punched a woman in the face at a popular French restaurant in Brooklyn after she expressed disappointment about the election of President-elect ...

School Climate Matters More Than Ever In Trump's America

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 11.11.2016 | Education
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

In the coming years, I will have to face the same dreaded challenge of explaining and comforting that so many parents and teachers faced the morning after the election. I will have to hope that my son's school is an inclusive and equitable safe space in a country that may not be.

Part V: With A Trump Loss, Will There Be Blood?

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

This is the fifth in a series aimed at educating the public about the serious psychological instability of Donald Trump. Many now are rightly concerne...


Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

Rio De Janeiro's New Evangelical Mayor Could Threaten The City's Famed Diversity

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.07.2016 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Rio's new mayor, a former evangelical bishop, has called homosexuality a sin, but Rio is proud of its tolerance and diversity. Sergio Moraes/Reuters ...

So You Want to Live in a Police State?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If you think a police state will make America great again a.) you're wrong, and b.) you've got your candidate -- Donald Trump and the Deplorables are ...

#MyNameOurVoice: Think Sexual Assault's More Than a Talking Point?

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Amy Oestreicher

I wrote a musical about being sexually abused and what followed, I speak about it, I share my story to help others. The biggest thing we can do is continue to speak out. Let the world know this is an issue that keeps happening. Let the world know we must stop it. Paint it, shout it, share it.

Out Beyond Ideas: A Field of Empathy in Response to Violence

Joel Gruber | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Joel Gruber

This piece was written by Dr. Susie Paulik Babka, daughter of Larry Paulik, who, along with four others, was killed by a motorist in Kalamazoo while ...

How To Stop Violence In America: Managing Discomfort And Fear Are The Solution

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Guns, weapons, explosives, and other forms of destruction are merely symptoms of a more primary and central culprit that is at the heart of violence in America - our most primitive instinct.

On Every Street

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

We were kissing in an Italian art museum. The Galleria Borghese, the sculpture room. He had one hand entwined in mine, the other around my neck. Other tourists were staring, but we were in Rome, and when in Rome, one kissed when one was in love.