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I Was In An Abusive Relationship And I Had No Idea Until I Left

Whenever I saw my friends in emotionally abusive relationships, I was always the first person to object and tell them they could do better.

It’s going to take a while to build my self-esteem back up to where it was. But at least I know I can now recognize an emotionally abusive relationship.

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Now Is Not The Time For Silence: Why I Will Not Be Participating In The Social Media Blackout

Now is not the time for silence.

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When Speaking Up About Domestic Violence Gets You Sued

Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

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Verbal Abuse: What It Is And How To Respond

Verbal abuse is different. The damage is internal, there are no physical bruises or scars.

If it’s verbal abuse, it’s time to take action and start protecting yourself.

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How I Exposed My Yoga Teacher's Abuses On Facebook

Diana Whitney at a #MeToo March on International Women's Day (Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder/ The Reformer)

There is a long history of male yoga teachers using their spiritual power to dominate and abuse women. Yoga is slowly waking and this is my story!

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Snapchat's Rihanna Joke Isn't Harmless — It's A Slap In The Face To Domestic Violence Survivors

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Abuse is rampant in this country and Snapchat, with the power to influence millions of users, has done nothing to educate, illuminate, or eradicate it.

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Dracula Is Really Just Every Rapist And Abuser You Know

Innocent women are the prey for Dracula — showing that no woman is safe, much like now. (image via Wikicommons)

What's more emblematic of the horrors of patriarchy than Dracula films and literature?

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The Stranger Isn't The Danger: 8 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse In Sports

Here are some strategies for protecting your children from becoming the victims of their trusted leaders.

Sexual abuse in sports is very real. Studies suggest about 7% of athletes have experienced abuse at the hand of a coach. So how do you keep your kids safe?

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My Father Abused Me, And Now He's Dying

I love him in spite of myself. I have good memories of him. I don’t want him to die.

My dad had an explosive anger that he took out on his children. My father abused me and I love him in spite of myself. I don’t want him to die.

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Bad Bosses: A Guide To Excusing Yourself From Abuse

I’m so glad I’m no longer letting myself be someone else’s collateral damage.

I know myself to be a hard worker and a loyal one, but being a good employee doesn’t require you to sacrifice your sense of self or health, for a bad boss.

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