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Federal Judge Pressured to Resign After Domestic Abuse Incident

After a federal judge, Mark Fuller, in Alabama accepted a plea deal on charges of intimate partner violence, a growing chorus of voices are calling for his resignation.

After a federal judge in Alabama accepted a plea deal on charges of intimate partner violence, a growing chorus of voices are calling for his resignation.

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NFL Support Will Allow National Domestic Violence Hotline to Answer Virtually All Calls for Five Years

At a time when the federal program that supports the National Domestic Violence Hotline is providing a "modest increase" in funding after a reduction in funds three years ago, the National Network to End Domestic Violence has said the NFL will provide what it describes as "significant resources" for domestic violence programs.

At a time when the federal program that supports the hotline is providing a “modest increase” in funding after a reduction in funds three years ago, the NFL will provide what the hotline describes as “significant resources” for domestic violence programs.

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Has Nothing to Do With Islam

Too often, popular cultural monolithically portrays Muslim men as violent, abusive, and misogynistic.

In the wake of domestic abuse reports from the NFL, social media outlets were flooded with Islamophobic stereotypes about misogyny and violence.

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Amid Criticism, NFL Announces Support for Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations

In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.

In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.

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The Criminal Justice System Is Failing Black Families

Marissa Alexander’s story resonates with me, not because I am a mother, or even a past victim of domestic violence, but because my life has been greatly affected by the systematic expansion of the prison system and excessive criminalization of my community.

Dr. Dorothy Roberts is right: Incarceration of women “inflicts incalculable damage to communities …. [transferring] racial disadvantage to the next generation.”

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Women Given the Lead in Shaping NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Changes

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams and staff Monday announcing the appointment of four women to shape the league’s policies on intimate partner violence.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams and staff Monday announcing the appointment of four women to shape the league’s policies on intimate partner violence.

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Members of Congress Push for NFL Accountability on Domestic Violence

With two separate letters sent to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and an upcoming hearing in the House, members of Congress are pushing to hold the NFL accountable for its controversial response to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancée.

With two separate letters sent to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and an upcoming hearing in the House, members of Congress are pushing to hold the NFL accountable for its controversial response to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancée.

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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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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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