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Pope Francis, Ray Rice and the 'F Word': How Faith Communities Can Help Trauma Victims Heal

David Briggs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

So how can faith communities help trauma victims on their journey to a state of healing that may one day enable them to reap the benefits of true forgiveness? Here are three ways suggested by research and those with experience in working with survivors.

Dear NFL: Aren't Women Worth as Much as Dogs?

Richelle Carey | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Richelle Carey

Goodell claims he's "being consistent." How about consistently sending a message to players and fans that violence against women won't be tolerated?

Domestic Violence Victims Deserve a Stronger Defensive Lineup

Thea Montanez | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Thea Montanez

After reviewing the footage and analyzing a series of bad plays since Janay Rice's attack, it's clear that the victims of domestic violence whose attackers play for professional sports associations are in desperate need of a strong defensive lineup.

Athletes Should Lead Fight Against Domestic Violence

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.03.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Athletes have a unique role to play in triggering attitudinal change regarding violence against women. When they are instigators of this behavior, it sends a message that it is somehow acceptable because our heroes are involved.

The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players

Five Thirty Eight | Posted 08.02.2014 | Sports

Although there seems to be an endless stream of stories about NFL player arrests and misconduct, this is largely because there are a lot of NFL player...

Terrifying Car Ride Urges Women To Never Take A Backseat When It Comes To Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

Many people have experienced uncomfortable cab rides, but few backseat journeys get quite this intense. In the video above, women featured in a soc...

Institutions That Minimize Abuse Share the Blame

Kim Gandy | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports
Kim Gandy

It's time for our institutions to scrap their crisis communication plans when it comes to violence against women, and replace them with real plans to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

What Women Think They Know About Gun Laws (And How They're Wrong)

Margie Omero | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the last decade, more women were killed by an intimate partner using a gun than troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Come November, women across party lines may reward candidates working to solve problems, rather than leaning on partisan perceptions.

Let's Not Forget About Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Ariel Zwang | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

I'd like to share the story of Kira Kazantsev, who was recently crowned Miss New York 2014 and who is raising public awareness about domestic violence.

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of The Help".

Guns in America: What's Up with Domestic Violence in the Senate?

Dennis Santiago | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

No legislation should detract or divert resources from the real need to pay more attention to domestic violence, which affects intimate relationships gone bad and violence against children by abusers.

The NFL Has Failed. Again.

Bobbie Shay Lee | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Bobbie Shay Lee

In its tone-deaf punishment against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, it not only failed to match the punishment to the crime, it failed all those in our communities nationwide who rally against domestic violence.

#YesAllMen Must Challenge NFL Response to Ray Rice

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Phoebe K. Schreiner

How can the NFL not take intimate partner violence at least as seriously as drug use or corruption? This is institutional impunity, pure and simple.

The Ray Rice Suspension

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The punishment should not simply fit the crime. It should be instrumental in avoiding its repetition anywhere, anytime, by anyone. Rice and the NFL can be instrumental in making that happen.

Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith and the Black Male Masculinity Problematic

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

It is a sports culture built around masculinity that has run amok, so out of control that allows for and defends Ray Rice's assaults, Stephen A. Smith's blame of women, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game punishment.

Jasmine V Wants Domestic Abuse Victims To Know They 'Have A Voice'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

Jasmine V is back. The singer and actress recently released “That’s Me Right There” ft. Kendrick Lamar, the first track off her upcoming EP. ...

View The Facts: All Moms Should Support Bill To Protect Victims From Gun Violence

Shannon Watts | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Some have called the new ad "dramatic" others have said it was "chilling," "haunting" or "grisly." I call it real. In an average month, 48 women in this country are shot to death by current or former intimate partners.

Whoopi Defends Stephen A. Smith's Controversial Comments On Domestic Violence

Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices

--"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg defends Stephen A. Smith's controversial stance on domestic violence. (The View) Need help? In the U.S...

NFL Exec Claims Domestic Violence Punishment Sent Right Message, But Can't Really Explain How

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Like many, Adolpho Birch believes the National Football League sent a message about its view of domestic violence with its punishment of Baltimore Rav...

A Letter to Roger

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports
Donna Marsh O'Connor

A real leader acknowledges quickly that rules must often change immediately. A real leader of the NFL better understand the role of violence in that sport -- its uses, its value, its expressions, and its costs.

MSNBC Pundit Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith has been roundly panned for his comments on domestic violence, in which he suggested women should do what they can not ...

ESPN Host Defends Comments About Women Provoking Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports

While many were expressing outrage at his comments about domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith let his followers on Twitter know that he was also ANNOYE...

Yahoo Harassment Case: Why No One Is Saying 'Rape'

Maggie Quale | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Maggie Quale

Despite how far the U.S. is moving forward with recognizing equality in same-sex relationships, parenting and employment rights, the notion of two people of the same sex harassing or abusing one another is considered a joke.

Female ESPN Host Calls Out Colleague For Victim-Blaming

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

Michelle Beadle works at ESPN, but she didn't let that stop her from denouncing inflammatory on-air remarks about domestic violence made by a colleagu...

NFL Punishes Players More Harshly For Drug Use Than For Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to establish a shocking precedent with his punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice: Domestic violen...