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What is the Truth About Abuse?

May 23, 2012 by


The Mary Kay Foundation conducts an annual nationwide survey about the status of domestic violence services in the United States, titled “The Truth About Abuse Survey.” Key findings include: Demand is up. Funding, services and prevention efforts are down. 8 out of 10 domestic violence shelters nationwide reported an increase in women seeking help. 74% […]

The Homeless Woman I See in the Street

May 22, 2012 by


I see this woman on a regular basis when the weather is warmer. This ledge, though exposed to the elements, concrete, and undoubtedly uncomfortable, is in a safer part of town. The people walking by are a lot like me: professional, educated, non-violent. Unlike me, a lot of the passers-by have serious money, and have […]

How TSA Patdowns Meet the Definition of Sexual Assault

May 14, 2012 by


Sexual assault is generally defined as forced or coerced sexual contact which can range from touching to penetration. State statutes will vary, and the legal wording changes from time to time, but that’s sexual assault in a nutshell.  Forced or coerced. Forced we all understand pretty well. Coerced sometimes needs a little more explanation. Coercion […]

I Have a (Woman) I’m Very Protective Of: What Can Men do to Stop Rape?

April 25, 2012 by


“I have a  Sister. Mother. Aunt. Wife. Cousin. Daughter. Girlfriend. Grandmother. Friend. Coach. Teacher. Neighbor.  and I’m very protective of her.” How many times have you heard a man say this sentence? And isn’t the context of the conversation usually intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or violence against women in general? Men say this to […]

Earth Day’s Criminal Roots: Ira Einhorn

April 23, 2012 by


While today’s Earth Day celebrations might draw attention to the relatively new idea of environmental crime, the Day’s roots are inextricably linked with a domestic homicide in the 1970s. Contemporary organizers of Earth Day celebrations distance themselves as much as possible from Ira Einhorn, disavowing even a hint of a past relationship with him.  Regardless […]

Interview: Uncovered Artistry Supports Survivor Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

April 17, 2012 by


It’s no secret among victim service providers that funding is down and supporting victims of domestic violence requires ever more creative approaches. Uncovered Artistry offers a unique option that simultaneously provides economic and empowerment support to survivors of intimate partner violence. We interviewed Sarah and Angie to learn more about their work. CD: How did you […]

Restaurant Misses the Point with Rihanna and Chris Black and Bleu Burger Debacle

April 9, 2012 by


A restaurant in Watkinsville, Georgia recently added a completely tasteless item to their menu: a “black and bleu” burger  inspired by Chris Brown‘s violence against Rihanna. While this is a mistake that most people would never make, this particular restaurant was not only dumb enough to do it in the first place, but to continue […]