For domestic violence (DV) survivors who rely on the state courts for a wide range of services, budget cuts can add an extra layer of difficulty to their pursuit of a life free from abuse.
For countless women in non-supportive and/or abusive relationships, no-copay birth control may not be enough.
It has been a brutal summer for victims of family violence. If we send someone new to Washington DC, will they take action? Will a new Senator or House Representative reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?
How do we reclaim our behaviors from a family dynamic where rage is a tool – even after the abuser is gone?
The Republican governor and potential vice presidential pick said funding rape and abuse prevention programs “distracts” the Department of Health from its real mission.
The House of Representatives should take a deep breath, change course, and revise its Violence Against Women Act bill to ensure that our laws continue to uphold our nation’s proud tradition of protecting vulnerable immigrant victims.
The government cannot let abusers continue to have control. The government is supposed to protect victims. VAWA saved my life, and I hope it is left as it is now so it can continue to save other women in dangerous situations.
I am tired of it: violence against women may be a current fact—every 3 minutes a woman is beaten up — but it is not inevitable. So here are my top three key recommendations for how you (yes: you) can make it stop before it even starts.
The notion that straight women have to silence and erase themselves to have relationships with straight men is a story as old as time. It’s been wrong all that time.
It’s frustrating that the supposedly progressive Huffington Post has given a platform to Dr. Richard Warshak, one of parental alienation’s most fervent supporters, but won’t allow commenters to reply.