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Social worker suspended again despite domestic violence plea

Social worker suspended again despite domestic violence plea.

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


Give and Take

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

Creative Writing

A Lot To Be Thankful For

This year, I have a lot to be thankful for. This year was the most difficult time of my life and I survived.  I was a victim of physical abuse that almost cost me my life but I survived. 114 more words

Domestic Violence


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


I am going to take a break from the main story to let you know how Thankful I am. Thankful with a capital “T”. Not a small “t”. 124 more words

Domestic Violence

China Drafts a Law on Domestic Abuse - Businessweek

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

China Alert

Am I the only woman in the world who likes being cat-called? | Metro News

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.

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Everyday Musing