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Where Are MY Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

Gay Man Details The Physical And Mental Anguish Of His Abusive Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Conversations about abusive relationships among same-sex couples often go untold, but one survivor opened up to HuffPost Live to share his harrowing e...

South Sudan: Spend Now to Save Much More Later

Toby Lanzer | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Toby Lanzer

The dry season, which starts in November, is crucial for South Sudan. In the absence of peace, and there still is no good news on that front, violence is likely to escalate as it becomes easier to move troops, tanks and artillery by road.

Sex, Violence, and Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 10.17.2014 | Style
Jenny G. Perry

I live in a different world than many, in that I don't believe in doom and gloom, I believe in hope and that things are getting better. You can look at upheavels in all areas as creating anew. Change is the mode of life, it's a given.

One College's Quest to Deconstruct the Man Box

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.16.2014 | Education
Cameron Conaway

The space inside the Man Box burns bright when the light from the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story bounces off the wallpaper of glossy Maxim magazine...

Facebook vs. the Supreme Court

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Richard Zombeck

Somehow threatening to kill, rape or maim someone is different on a public forum than it would be in person and this particular case is important enough to go all the way to country's highest court for consideration.

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it's not because of 'radical Islam.' It's because of new high school history standards. American's right wing, you see, is terrified of history, because it is always sentimentalizing it.

When Animals Disappear, So Do Our Social Structures

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green
Avital Andrews

Research out of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara is providing evidence that a decline in animals actually means that our social structures are crumbling.

Can Faith and Football Still Mix?

John Backman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion
John Backman

Football isn't the only culprit in this category. The same dynamic takes place in crime shows, action movies, and other media. Most of us have seen the statistics around this.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

Redefine Manhood, Prevent Violence

Brian Heilman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact
Brian Heilman

Wherever we are, all of us have a role to play. First and foremost, we must reject all violent acts. But beyond this, there's nothing stopping us from modeling the kind of nonviolent, gender-equal society we want to live in.

Wildlife Killing Contests and the Failure of Government

Travis Bruner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

This winter, wildlife in the northern Rocky Mountains will likely be terrorized by a swarm of armed humans elbowing and off-roading each other out of the way in a frenzied race to see who can kill the most animals in 72 hours during Idaho's "Predator Derby."

The 'Bent Twig' Of Arabia: A Note On The Origins Of Jihadism

John Tirman | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
John Tirman

Americans' commonplace view of ISIL, al Qaeda, and similar groups is one of irrational, hateful savages wreaking havoc as they bomb, rape, and pillage. This view is not wholly mistaken, but it overlooks the causes of this poisonous ideology of Jihadism.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Chiraq, Drillinois: Guns, Murder, Music, and Understanding

Tony Delerme | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices
Tony Delerme

Some music fans -- even hip hop fans -- dismiss drill music as not worth listening to. However, with a little understanding of its origins, it soon becomes obvious that drill music is not influencing the violence in Chicago. It's actually helping to reduce it.

If Your Relationship Involves This One Thing, It's A Deal-Breaker

Posted 10.08.2014 | Dr. Phil

When it comes to a relationship, what qualifies as a “drop-dead deal-breaker”? "When you start putting your hands on a woman in anger, frustra...

Anyone Scoffing at 'Active Consent' Is Missing the Point

Shannon Deep | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Active consent policies exist to change hearts and minds about how we think about sexual boundaries. They are not meant to entrap drunk college students with unfounded rape accusations, which under active consent are no easier to "prove" than before. The policy of active consent is a banner, not a barrier.

Watch How Passersby React To Domestic Violence In Public

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Warning: The video above features actors, but some readers may find the footage disturbing. In a revealing social experiment, passersby respond in...

The War at Home

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Like any other form of violence, domestic violence is a destructive exercise of power that strips victims of their autonomy, yet it is rarely considered as seriously. As a nation, we have a responsibility to end violence of any scale.

The Cancer of Violent Extremism

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're bombing Iraqis again, and Syrians. These new campaigns will slaughter more civilians (a large percentage of them children) and further radicalize the opposition. It will also spread more toxins, poisoning land, air and water. We can pursue war or we can pursue healing. We can't pursue both.

America's Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Is Big Business

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

You don't hear much about domestic sex trafficking from the media or government officials, and yet it infects suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.

Artist Depicts School Shooting Perpetrators Using News Clippings From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

For the past four years, Finland-based artist Harri Pälviranta has been crafting portraits based on a grim kind of subject matter -- school shootings...

Sports, Violence, Drugs

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Sports
Daniel N. Nelson

Today, every sport is troubled by violence on and off the field, sexual predators, illegal drug usage, and corrupt practices. In the United States alone, one need only mention names - Bonds, Sandusky, Armstrong, Rice - but the list is endless.

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.