Kate Brown, Oregon’s current governor, has already made a mark in history; she’s one of the few openly bisexual women in public office in the US. This week, she came out as a survivor of domestic violence during a debate with her Republican opponent, Dr. Bud Pierce.
Last night, Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were arrested at their home. Johnson’s sister called the police after a fight between Griner and Johnson became physical.
From girl power to domestic violence, these are the ads screening during today’s big organized athletic event between two teams from I think the United States that have something in them for the rest of us. Mindy Kaling’s in one!
On January 27th, activists from around the country will converge on Jacksonville and in their home cities to stand in solidarity with Alexander on the day of her release and bring visibility to women who have been targeted for their resilience and survival.
Victims/survivors in general are expected to seek help from law enforcement to escape from abusive relationships, but the police are sometimes the most dangerous and threatening forces in the lives of marginalized folks, even those who have an abusive partner, friend, or relative. For that reason, community support is central to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence.
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“That instinct, to lie or protect the men who abuse us, is hard to explain. It comes from being afraid of the person who is abusing you, of course, but also afraid for the changes that honesty will force. We don’t want to endanger the men who hurt us, because we love them and we don’t think we can live without them… If anything, my identification as a feminist made the idea of disclosing the abuse even more difficult, because I thought it was something I was letting happen to me and it embarrassed me.”
The NFL has a new action plan for players who commit domestic violence, but it’s not clear how much action it really calls for.
On their Facebook page, the creators of Undercover Colors say they “hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught.” But what about creating cultural shifts so that people don’t become violent assailants at all?
It’s not the focus on male victims of domestic violence that’s “misguided,” but rather fighting each other instead of the men at the top.
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”
Being a survivor has taught me that resiliency is in the marrow of my bones and with it I can imagine a better world.
The second book to come out of the “Attention: People With Body Parts” project invites survivors of domestic violence to heal through discussions with their own body parts.
Women in the U.S. who have experienced domestic violence are more likely to have chronic health conditions. Healthcare professionals are still failing to adequately recognise and treat harm caused by domestic abuse.
At some moment in your life, you will be in a room with someone who is disclosing to you about their trauma. You are not going to be a counselor, you are going to be just another human in a room.
Today the House of Representatives has finally passed the Violence Against Women Act – and it includes expanded protections for Native women and survivors in same-sex relationships.
“The further away I got, the clearer it became. She had been my first serious girlfriend after a succession of boyfriends, and I was more in love than I had ever been before. But the relationship stretched and accommodated behavior I likely would have never taken from a man.”
Republicans may have succeeded in making sure the Violence Against Women Act doesn’t have any protections for LGBT people — unless Obama vetoes it.
The Violence Against Women Act was going to be updated to include protections for gay people, undocument immigrants, and Native American communities, but House Republicans are doing their best to make sure it isn’t.
“Is the violence any less real, is the danger any less real because you happen to be gay or lesbian? I don’t think so.”