There is something particularly sad about this case, a social worker suspended from practice resulting from problems that arose when she herself was a victim of domestic violence. 598 more words
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On this quiet and cold Thanksgiving 2014 I am thinking about Thanksgivings past – including this one, celebrated at one of my brothers’ houses.
It was the first Thanksgiving spent with my family of origin in many years, and although I loved seeing my siblings — especially Michael (top row, second from left), who brought his guitar and played something by Alison Kraus/Union Station for me, the party wasn’t fun. 557 more words
They found a picture of their father today. No negative reaction, no obsessiveness. The psychologist had told me a year ago or more to hold off on showing pictures in case there was a trigger reaction that set them back in their progress, which was sort of fragile at the time. 93 more words
China’s government is seeking public input as it drafts a long overdue law to protect victims of domestic violence. In addition to shielding spouses from abusers, the law will address physical aggression against children and elders—all issues that are at once taboo and disturbingly common in modern China. 208 more words
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I understand that for some it is easier than others to stand up to a group of builders commenting on their cup size, I think that the recent media flurry on the subject goes towards infantilising women and implies that not only should they be constantly afraid, but that they have things to be constantly afraid of.