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Why Do Battered Women Stay?

“He had me in a choke hold and banged my head against the wall… 5 days later, I wore my mother’s wedding dress and I married him”. 1,249 more words

My Psychology

Domestic Violence Murder and Guns

A Mother Jones article on the Texas man who killed his wife’s sister and her family asks why the killer was able to have guns even though he was under a domestic violence restraining order, and reviews federal and state laws regarding gun possession for domestic violence attackers and stalkers.

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Domestic Violence

Back to working with battered women

I got the call. I met with her. I talked with her.

I liked her.

I have to like them. I can’t help them if I don’t. 241 more words

Journal

Coasting

As of late, things have been pretty quiet.  Some people would assume quiet means good or happy…or content.  Maybe even that the silence means we are now getting along and having a grand old time enjoying each other’s company.  1,196 more words

Domestic Violence

Why doesn't she just leave? Because society says she's a bad single mom when she does?

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

We reprint this article from New York Times not to detract from the two-parent family, but to point out how battered women are blamed when they don’t “just leave” but are labeled as bad parents if they are single mothers.

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Domestic Violence

Two Birds, One Stone Activism

I have been being questioned a lot recently about what I think could be a better way of promoting atheism, or a better way of promoting a positive vision of the future. 776 more words