Abuse

Dear Parents: This is NOT Discipline, It’s Abuse

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Another horrific video surfaced this weekend showing a father “disciplining” his daughter who allegedly took off for three days to “mess around” with boys. The video, which many continue to mislabel as “discipline,” is a 19-second clip of a father holding his daughter by the...

Study Shows 76% of Women Have Never Been Asked About Domestic Violence During Medical Exams

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In most cases, doctors are in a better position to discover an instance of domestic violence than the police are. During medical exams, doctors can pick up on signs of domestic violence long before the victim is ready to file a formal charge through the...

Mother Accused Of Having Son Beat Brother To ‘Beat The Gay Away’

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Mary Gowans is facing misdemeanor child abuse charges after she allegedly instructed her 12-year-old son to “beat the gay away” from his older brother, 15. Police were summoned to Gowans’ home on Aug. 24. When they arrived, there were “several people yelling and screaming,” according to...

So It’s NOT OK to Hit Your Girlfriend, But Beating Your Daughter Is Cool?

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The now-infamous viral video of a fed-up father whipping his daughters for twerking has sparked an interesting discussion. While most argued over whether or not the father crossed the line that distinguishes discipline from abuse, positive responses (and there were many) claiming the father “did...

Back into the Arms of Their Abusers: What Message Are Rihanna and Evelyn Lozada Sending?

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Yesterday, a new chapter in Rihanna and Evelyn Lozada’s private lives went public in different ways. Rihanna made her first official public appearance with Chris Brown since their domestic violence incident in 2009. The former lovers attended a Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks...