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We Must Not Stop Talking About Domestic Abuse After This News Cycle

My ex-fiancé broke into my apartment, destroyed my things to scare me, smashed my phone to keep me from calling anyone. And he would only remember that I screamed for help, that it was my fault he got in trouble.

Even after Janay Rice’s story stops making headlines, this is a discussion we can’t stop having. In a world where people blame the victim first, we have to continue reiterating that the question of why they stay doesn’t matter. “How do we keep them safe?” does.

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NFL Had Copy of Ray Rice’s Elevator Assault in April, NOW Calls on Commissioner to Resign

In an interview Wednesday morning with CBS News, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that it was “a fact” that no one at the NFL had seen the video footage.

A law enforcement official in April sent video footage from inside the elevator to the NFL of former Raven’s running back Ray Rice’s assault on his then fiancée, according to an Associated Press report that ran on ABC News Wednesday afternoon.

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Natasha Chart Shares Her #WhyIStayed Story

RH Reality Check Campaign Director Natasha Chart shares her experience with intimate partner violence on the #WhyIStayed hashtag on Twitter.

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Why I Stayed in an Abusive Marriage for Two Years

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I know all too well the shame and sense of shared understanding that Janay Rice has spoken of in recent days. It is why I stayed in an abusive marriage for two years, and why I am speaking up ten years later.

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The NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.

Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.

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CDC: One in Five U.S. Women Have Been Raped

A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds rape, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence are common in this country. Most victims know their perpetrator and experience the first incident before they turn 25.

A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds rape, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence are common in this country. Most victims know their perpetrator and experience the first incident before they turn 25.

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Baltimore Ravens Drop Ray Rice

The Baltimore Ravens announced today that they are terminating the contract of running back Ray Rice. Shortly after, the NFL announced that Rice had been suspended indefinitely.

The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday that they are terminating the contract of running back Ray Rice. Shortly after, the NFL announced that Rice had been suspended indefinitely.

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The Violence Happening in Ferguson Is More Than Physical

A man holds his hands up after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer who shot Michael Brown last month.

Many people assume that the term “violence” only refers to physically painful encounters. But I want to explore what multiple forms of violence—physical, emotional, bureaucratic, and spiritual—do to a group of people when they simultaneously converge on a community.

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Groups Push President Obama for Accountability in Ferguson

Advocates gather in front of the White House with boxes full of petition signatures calling for justice for Michael Brown.

Advocates are calling on President Obama and the Department of Justice for full accountability for the death Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teen shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for systemic changes to discriminatory police practices nationwide.

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Breaking: NFL Tightens Domestic Violence Penalties for Players, Coaches

Effective immediately, league employees, including players, coaches and other staff who commit assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force, will be suspended without pay for six games for their first offense, and will be banned for life for a second offense.

Effective immediately, league employees, including players, coaches and other staff who commit assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force, will be suspended without pay for six games for their first offense, and will be banned for life for a second offense.

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