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3 Found Dead In Seattle Home

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime

Oct 27 (Reuters) - A grandfather shot dead his daughter, granddaughter and then turned the gun on himself on Monday in a Seattle home, authorities s...

FSU Running Back Investigated For Alleged Domestic Assault

AP | KAREEM COPELAND | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmed Florida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated f...

He Never Hit Me

Reut Amit | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Reut Amit

How many times did I find myself on his bathroom floor cowering beneath him, feeling the hot spit land on me as he screamed? Stop crying like a baby. No one else would put up with you. How many times did I shutter on that floor counting my breaths? But he never hit me.

She Doesn't Belong to You

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

What is it that leads some men to conclude that women are chattel, obligated to obey them? It's an important question. If we can answer it, with some reasonable degree of science, we just might find a path toward the eventual elimination of this insidious yet pervasive form of violence.

'Silence Encourages the Tormentor, Never the Tormented'

Sandra Fluke | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

Many take our freedom of speech for granted, especially in a noisy election season, or when the Supreme Court denigrates its importance through decisions like Citizens United. But for too many victims, the freedom to speak up about the nightmare of domestic violence is still a dream.

Katy Hall

Fashion Keeps Embracing Guns, While Guns Keep Killing Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Style

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) brought the message that gun violence is a women's issue earlier this week, declaring at an Iowa domestic violenc...

Domestic Violence Survivors Decry ‘Disgusting' Coverage Of Oscar Pistorius

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

This past week, the media was set ablaze when South African runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Re...

Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Nancy C. Lee

Prior to VAWA, in many states physical and sexual violence against a woman by someone she knew was not considered as serious a crime as was an attack by a stranger. Thinking about it now, it's hard to believe.

30 Numbers That Prove Domestic Violence Is An American Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by curren...

Not Just the NFL: How Employers Can Help Stop Domestic Violence

Ariel Zwang | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Domestic violence is learned behavior. When society looks away or treats it as a private matter, it reinforces the behavior. By taking a stand against abuse, employers can lead the way to a society free of domestic violence.

Beyond Sexual Assault

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

As the country begins to give greater attention to the problem of sexual assault, it is my hope that we will also validate the experiences of young women who have suffered from other forms of abuse.

Football in America -- How We (Don't) Talk About Race

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports
Rick Ayers

Yes, blame the NFL. Yes, blame us all. But I think the moment calls for us to consider some more fundamental cultural framing of sports. What I particularly want to focus on is how I think many white people in the US regard African American men in sport.

Melissa Jeltsen

The Insidious Form Of Domestic Violence That No One Talks About

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

Imagine you're in an abusive relationship and you desperately want to leave. But your husband controls the family finances, and he doles out only a sm...

The Red Flags Every Parent Should Look For In Their Teenager's Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty

Parents may not think their own teenager is in danger of being in an abusive relationship until later in life, but the unfortunate reality is that one...

Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.

Preserving Democracy in Pennsylvania

Ellen Bravo | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

It had all the trappings of an ALEC-backed attack on democracy: Push out a bill prohibiting local governments from passing workplace protections in their own communities. If all else failed, tack the measure onto some popular bill as an amendment and hope the supporters of that bill would want it badly enough to allow the hostile amendment to stand.

Ex-Prep Football Star Allegedly Attacks Girlfriend, Judge Dismisses Felony

AP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit judge has dismissed felony charges against a one-time prep football star accused of assaulting his girlfriend after he was ...

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. In fact, abusers are often charming, attentive, and sweet in the beginning of a relationship.

It's OK to Beat Her, Just Don't Kill Her

Phil Latessa | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Phil Latessa

In rural Tanzania, it is OK to beat your wife. Women are powerless and ashamed to even discuss these beatings with their family or friends.

For Battered NFL Wives, A Message From The Cops And The League: Keep Quiet

The Washington Post | Posted 10.19.2014 | Sports

Whenever Dewan Smith-Williams sees Janay Rice on television, she feels like she’s looking into a mirror. Smith-Williams, 44, remembers the denial, t...

Tyler Kingkade

Colleges Are Already Screwing Up New Campus Safety Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Colleges have to count more types of incidents as hate crimes and disclose the number of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking reports they ...

NYC Adds More Pet-Friendly Apartments For Domestic Violence Survivors

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

Soon fewer families fleeing domestic violence in New York City will be forced to leave their pets behind. The non-profit human services organizati...

No Tolerance for Domestic Violence

Rep. Terri Sewell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Terri Sewell

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it's important that we realize that the faces of domestic violence victims are all around us -- it may be a friend, a family member, a neighbor, a co-worker, or the clerk at your local grocery store.

Decoding Excuses For Abuse

David Adams | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
David Adams

It is important for everyone to become more savvy about abuser's excuses because many people unwittingly reinforce them in how we respond to the abuser's "explanations" for his/her violence, and to understand what taking real responsibility means.

Melissa Jeltsen

This Film Is Hard To Watch -- But That's Exactly Why You Need To

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

A haunting new documentary on domestic violence has a simple goal: to stop people from asking the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" once and for ...