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Attention All Men of the NY 23rd

 This article was written by Cath Kestler of  Silver Creek, NY.

It is published with the permission of the author.

“Attention all men of the NY 23rd district the upcoming election at the Federal level will be a referendum not only in the direction of the country, but also on the character of men as well; regardless of our race, political party, sexual orientation, or religion.

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Hocus-Pocus: More on False Restraining Orders and the Five Magic Words

Some recent posts have touched on what might be called the five magic words, because their utterance may be all that’s required of a petitioner to obtain a restraining order. 411 more words

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Talking Domestic Violence on the HuffPost Live

Not long ago I joined an online group of writers  from  all genres, with varying skill sets and from all sectors of the creative, marketing and publishing fields.   759 more words


Feminists Don’t Think Men’s Rights and Women’s Rights Should Be the Same Rights: Further Reflections on the Men’s Rights Movement Inspired by the Editorial “Feminism Needs Domestic Violence”

“It has been many years since feminists have fought for anything remotely resembling equality between the sexes. I know most ordinary feminists still think equality is the name of the game, but they are mistaken. 574 more words

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How It Serves Political Interests to Issue Restraining Orders Falsely

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), some $10 billion has been invested over the past 20 years in procedures meant to redress violence against women, and restraining orders are the centerpiece of a host of related legislative measures. 320 more words

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Women, Equality, and Justice

By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed a month after the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 1,169 more words


Empowering Domestic Violence Survivors through Immigration Law

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, my next series of posts will focus on some of the ways in which US immigration law may protect and empower immigrant survivors of domestic violence.  520 more words