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Violence Against Women

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Why More Men Need to Hear Jackson Katz's 'More Than a Few Good Men' Talk

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Luis Ruuska

More men need to hear Jackson Katz and others like him speak not because their minds and attitudes will automatically be changed, but because their existing attitudes and evaluations of women will be fundamentally and critically challenged.

CoverGirl and NFL, Take Action or Face Boycott

Taylor Marsh | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Taylor Marsh

Yet another violence allegation against accused child abuser Adrian Peterson has bubbled up beyond the protection racket of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and sponsors like Cover Girl who protect the league for profit.

This Is What Happens When People Say No to Violence Against Women

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Phoebe K. Schreiner

We wish Ray Rice had never assaulted Janay. We wish all the factors that led to his decision to be abusive and violent did not exist. We wish that all the people in Ray's life who had concerns about his behavior had done more to support him by challenging that behavior.

Why Congress Matters: Lessons from Ray Rice and the VAWA Anniversary

Kelly Ward | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Kelly Ward

More and more, women know that this midterm election matters in their lives, whether it's responding forcefully to unconscionable domestic violence or finally eliminating the inequality of paying women less than men.

The Global Context Surrounding Violence Against Women

Auren Kaplan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Auren Kaplan

The world needs to embrace a global conversation about how women have been disempowered in most of the areas central to meaningful human experience. It needs a global conversation about how the empowerment of women is the central social challenge facing humanity today.

The Real Questions We Should Be Asking About #WhyIStayed

Megan Foo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

Scrolling down these tweets, I couldn't help but wonder: how many more women bear the same brunt of intimate partner violence? How many more women struggle to break the vicious cycle of violence and reconciliation that keeps them holding on to abusive relationships?

State of Consent in California

Marrie Lobel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Marrie Lobel

If it takes a law that scares the hell out of people to force them to have productive conversations about consent, rape-culture and victim-blaming at a dinner party or more importantly with their sons and daughters, then I say, "yes," to Yes means Yes!

With 1,000 Aboriginal Women Dead Or Missing, Canadians Are Asking #AmINext

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

Women in Canada are expressing outrage on social media over missing and murdered aboriginal women in their country by tweeting, Facebooking and Instag...

Rejecting Violence, Both Real and Virtual

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
J. Mijin Cha

Disagreeing with someone's argument is done through facts and analysis, which is completely necessary for healthy debate. Disagreeing by calling for violence is an attempt to silence a voice you think doesn't have a right to speak. There is a clear difference.

The Cycle of Abuse -- Robin, Rihanna, Janay

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Ronda Lee

We have long used women as the scapegoat for men's "inability to control themselves" causing them to physically or sexually assault women. When a man is accused of hitting or assaulting a woman, the first question is typically, "What did she do or wear?"

Can a Female Blogger Shame The NFL Even If She Doesn't Know A Thing About Football?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I am aware that there are a lot of decent, hard-playing young men wanting to get ahead who signed on with the NFL in good faith. Will they find good faith at the NFL?

He Hit Her But...

Michael Frazier | Posted 11.08.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Frazier

I am deeply concerned with how there is a deep-rooted pattern of violence in our culture that dismisses specific groups of people. In this case, I am speaking directly to the "othering" and dismissal of women, and or girls.

The NFL's Problem Is Larger Than Ray Rice. And It's Larger Than the NFL.

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Paul Kendrick

t is not acceptable that we have to be shown something that we knew occurred in order to be moved. We can never protect each other if this is the (most times impossible) standard for action.

The Invisible Woman

Meg Conley | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Meg Conley

People keep saying they are "shocked" upon viewing the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée and knocking her unconscious. They shouldn't be. What, dear football fans and commentators alike, do you think it takes to punch a woman out?

Take the Stairs: Trivializing Violence Against Women

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Professional athletes need to know that using their significant others as punching bags isn't acceptable and won't be tolerated no matter how "talented" they are or how many Super Bowl rings they have. If threatening a player's job security is the only way to get them to think twice about assaulting anyone, then so be it.

Change Culture, Not Cabs: Woman-Only Taxis and Commodifying Female Fear

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's the car version of a million "don't get raped" products. Most solutions advocating segregation are variations of "shrink it and pink it" consumer product and public space design that suggest women have to take themselves out of spaces shared by men or risk the consequences.

The Brutal Truth Of What The Islamic State Is Doing To Women

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

The Islamic State group, the extremist fighters in Iraq and Syria responsible for the tragic beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven...

What the Michael Brown Case Tells Us About Women, Fear, and Black Males

Eternity E Martis | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Eternity E Martis

In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.

Samantha Lachman

GOP Rep Says He Voted To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Leaves Out Key Detail | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) isn't the only congressional Republican up for re-election who is touting his support for t...

How to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Using Technology and Crowdfunding

Diane M. Francis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Diane M. Francis

Two important innovations would be to create a world crisis map and to create a crowd-funding site dedicating to financing worthy projects, individuals and organizations in the space of ending violence against women and girls.

A Short Break From Real Estate...

Toni Haber | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Toni Haber

Today I want to take a break from real estate to share a life experience I had with a powerful organization and strong group of women.

Men To Men: Stop Violence Against Women

Phoebe K. Schreiner | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Phoebe K. Schreiner

Speak up. Say something. Tell a friend his sexist joke is actually kind of lame. Be that guy. Change the norm.

Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Domestic Violence

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

The public health issue of domestic violence is plagued by its invisibility and misperceptions at the societal level. These two factors combined profoundly impact society's response to both the problem of domestic violence and the victims.

A Community of Problem Solvers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...