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When Animals Pay the Price of Domestic Violence

The victims of domestic abuse aren’t exclusively human. All too often, pets are targeted in strategies of terror and control.

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Clarence Thomas Argues Strenuously to Keep Guns in the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Despite his protestations of Second Amendment rights, things didn’t go well for the Supreme Court justice Monday.

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Stand Your Ground, Unless You’re a Battered Woman

When victims defend themselves, they put themselves at risk of becoming doubly victimized—first by their abusers, then by the criminal justice system.

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I Am the Beggar of the World

In a striking collection of underground poetry written by Afghan women—and punctuated by photographs from the women’s lives—voices that are often silenced speak out about topics as varied as the Taliban, American occupation, sex, poverty, domestic abuse, marriage, Guantanamo and George W. Bush.

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Does Lack of Empathy for the Poor Make You a Sociopath?

In a scathingly sardonic (and somewhat humorous) column for The Guardian, Lucy Mangan explains why those in the political class, and anyone else who has trouble understanding poverty, are despicable human beings.

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No Winners in Ray Rice’s Game

What happens behind closed doors—or rather closing doors—does not always stay behind them.

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The Pathology of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Women who read “Fifty Shades of Grey” are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders, academics concerned with the blockbuster novel’s wide appeal report.

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This Texas District Attorney Candidate Says Family Violence Is ‘Overrated’

As the top law enforcement officer (should he win) in Harris County, Texas, one would hope Lloyd Oliver would prosecute domestic violence with all due zeal, but the Democratic candidate told The Texas Observer the crime is “so, so overrated” and equated abuse to a tap on the hand.

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 READ MORE



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Victims of Domestic Abuse Affected by Shutdown

As the government shutdown continues to rack up casualties, another group of victims comes to light. Women in abusive relationships seeking shelter from the violence may find many doors shut while they’re at their most vulnerable.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Physical and Sexual Abuse Finally Illegal in Saudi Arabia

A law passed by the Saudi Arabian cabinet this week bans violence against women and children in the home as well as in the workplace. Such behavior, which up until now had been considered a “private matter” in the country, will be punishable with penalties of $1,300 to $13,000 and as much as a year in prison.

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New NYPD Domestic Violence Policy May Deter Reports From Victims

An anonymous police source tells the New York Post that the new directive could lead to the arrest of victims reporting domestic violence who have warrants on their record, even if they’re only for minor offenses such as unpaid parking tickets.

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Paterson Bows Out of N.Y. Governor Race

New York Gov. David Paterson, who took the state’s top post after Eliot Spitzer stepped down amid a prostitution scandal in March 2008, announced Friday that he won’t continue his campaign for election this November—a development that comes as Paterson is caught up in a scandal of his own. Now, who’s up for the job?

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Coulter Laments Limbaugh’s Loss, Makes Wildly Unsubstantiated Claims on Issue of Domestic Abuse

Ann Coulter’s guest appearance Thursday night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show took a startling turn when she veered from lamenting how Rush Limbaugh’s NFL dream supposedly got sacked by the far left to holding forth on the subject of domestic abuse, declaring: “Husbands rarely beat up their wives ... single women get beaten up more.”

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