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Domestic Violence.

How Iyanla Survived Domestic Abuse

OWN | Posted 11.18.2013 | OWN

When spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant met Janetria, a woman who says she's in an abusive marriage, the story hit close to home. On "Iyanla: Fix My ...

Police: Man Kills 3 People, Burns One Victim's Body Then Shoots Himself

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A man apparently killed his estranged wife, their teenage daughter and a male friend Tuesday at a north Phoenix home before killing h...

My Friend, the Killer

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

It's difficult to think of this girl's last minutes, attacked by the man she called daddy, staring, scared and uncomprehending, as she bled to death. But it's her killer who's on my mind. I don't understand how he could have taken a life. But he's a friend now and his terror has become mine.

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

Halloween Is Over Yet I Am Still Scared

Kanene Holder | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Holidays and their accompanying trinkets vacillate between being treasured and then discarded. Let's hold our newly elected politicians accountable to ensure that all women and especially women of color receive full protection under the law and new policies are enacted to prevent future travesties.

Pinkwashing in the NFL: Adrian Peterson and the Tragedy of Child Murder During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month; yet you would never know this as the NFL only promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink gloves, pink shoes, pink goalposts, pink towels, pink jerseys and even pink "eye-black."

Seeing the Forest, the Trees, Animals and People Too: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

How To Make Sense Of 4 Families Slain In 4 Days?

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 11.01.2013 | Crime

-- It was a chilling series of horrors: four mass killings involving four different families, in four states over four bloody days, leaving 14 adults...

Avalanche Goalie Faces Kidnapping, Assault Charges

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 12.30.2013 | Sports

DENVER, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Denver police said on We...

We Must Stand With Marissa Alexander

Alice Wilder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Alice Wilder

A few days after giving birth, Florida woman Marissa Alexander was attacked by her allegedly abusive husband. She fired one warning shot, at the ceiling. No one was harmed. Alexander has no prior arrests. Marissa was sentenced to 20 years by the state of Florida.

The Group Of Women We Shouldn't Underestimate

Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Women
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

Leaving a relationship is not something that happens in a vacuum and it is not always the safest or best option for victims of domestic violence. We owe it to them to figure out something better than "why don't you just leave?" We owe it to victims everywhere to understand the risks battered women face, and the ways women have coped with violence.

Black Women Face a Greater Risk of Domestic Violence

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Josh Sugarmann

The high toll gun violence exacts on black males is all too well known. Less known is the fact that black women also face a disproportionate risk of lethal violence. We should not sit back and accept a society where black women face a higher chance of getting killed.

A Parent's Plea to Change Media Headlines

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Marjoriet T. Matute

The fear a parent feels is more intense than anything that could have scared us before their birth. Our children's pain hurts us 10 times more than them, and we prefer it that way. There is a parental connection I could never comprehend as a child that surprises me still today.

My Hideous Angel: A Story of Growing Up Gay in an Abusive Home

Randall Jenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

My brother and sister were out in the living room. I remember calling them into the bedroom and explaining to them that I was leaving. I had to go. When my sister asked why, I shared, "Remember how Mom always kicks me out of the house and calls me a faggot and stuff?"

The Intersection of Infertility and Intimate Partner Violence

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pierre R. Berastaín

We are all responsible for our own happiness, but we are our best selves when we are contributing to the happiness of others. Instead of investing in blame and criticism, spend time enjoying each other and being grateful for the love you share. Love creates life.

Another Month, Another 50 Women Dead

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over, at least 20 more women, and some of their kids, will be fatally shot by abusers. Cause of death: lack of action in Congress.

A Personal Appeal to Women: Don't Be a Statistic

Annie Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Annie Cushing

Please do yourself a favor and arm yourself with something to keep you safe, like pepper spray. It just may save your life. It did mine.

The 'Benefits' of Verbal Abuse

Christi Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christi Paul

Now let's be very clear here. Recognizing the benefits of something negative isn't saying, "It's okay that it happened to you." It's not okay. But it is saying, "This isn't how my story is going to end."

How Do You See Domestic Violence?

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

Overall, one in four women and one in seven men experience domestic violence. Although the rate for Latinas is slightly similar (one in five Latinas experience domestic violence), Latin@ survivors face additional barriers when dealing with domestic violence.

No Victims Here

Molly Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Molly Reynolds

"I thank my father for teaching me a very valuable lesson," Levi says. "He taught me how wonderful women are and how much they should be loved and respected -- by showing me what not to do."

The Overlooked Victims of Domestic-Violence Cases: Pets

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.09.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Domestic violence is complex, largely gender-based, rooted in power and control, and what some of us may think about "just leaving," it is not so simple. In addition to economic, practical, and psychological considerations, what to do with a pet is another piece of the equation.

You Talk to Your Kids About Safe Sex... What About Safe Relationships?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.

Guns Aren't the Answer to Domestic Violence

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When it comes to guns and women, firearms are being used to take women's lives, not defend them.

Now Is the Time for Attention to Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities of Color

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Every Monday morning, "Alex" and I met for breakfast at our favorite dive in Harvard Square. I would notice bruises and cuts on his face, arms, and legs, but I assumed that the black-and-blue marks were par for the course for a guy who played scrimmage football on the weekends.

LOOK: The Absolute Wrong Way To Advertise Domestic Beer

Posted 10.08.2013 | Women

Pro tip: making public jokes about violence against women usually doesn't go over well. Bar employees everywhere, please take note. A Reddit user ...