Domestic Violence

Spencer’s Gifts Normalizes Sexual Assault As Nothing More Than Adult Fun (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Spencer’s Gifts Normalizes Sexual Assault As Nothing More Than Adult Fun (TWEETS/VIDEO)

If women everywhere were shocked to see so many people vote for a sexual predator, the following may cause steam to shoot out of their eyes. Misogynist In Chief It was the virtual slap heard around the world. President-elect Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging about sexual assault just weeks before election day, saying: […]

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of Liberal America or its staff.  Monday December 26, 2016, started out as an ordinary evening for Uber driver Keith Avila. He noticed something was off when he picked up a 16-year-old girl in a […]

Lorena Bobbitt Is A Domestic Violence Survivor – Not A Source Of D*ck Jokes (VIDEO)

Lorena Bobbitt Is A Domestic Violence Survivor – Not A Source Of D*ck Jokes (VIDEO)

Over 23 years ago, Lorena Bobbitt made the news because she fought back against her abusive husband. She still gets recognized all these years later. She married John Wayne when she was just 19-years-old. The abuse began soon after. It started as verbal abuse but quickly escalated to physical violence. On June 23, 1993, John Wayne Bobbitt […]

An Open Letter To One Of Trump’s Enablers On The Religious Right, Franklin Graham (VIDEO)

An Open Letter To One Of Trump’s Enablers On The Religious Right, Franklin Graham (VIDEO)

Dear Mr. Graham: You will notice that I didn’t call you “Reverend.” That was intentional. You don’t deserve that title after the way you and the rest of the religious right made it clear that you were so determined to push your agenda through that you were willing to support a man who is the […]

35 Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Help Now More Than Ever

35 Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Help Now More Than Ever

Donald Trump’s presidential victory has left may progressives wondering what they can do to help. We see dark days ahead, and progressive groups need our time and our money to keep fighting the good fight. Below is a list of fantastic causes you should consider adding to your monthly donation list. Yes, there are a […]

SOCIOLOGIST: 10 Emotional Abuse Tactics Trump Blatantly Used In First Debate

SOCIOLOGIST: 10 Emotional Abuse Tactics Trump Blatantly Used In First Debate

Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission. The current United States presidential election has many people on edge. Therapists around the country are reporting spikes in patients dealing with election anxiety. Clinical psychologist Stephen Holland told The Atlantic, “Among people who are not Trump supporters, we’re hearing a higher level of […]

Trump And Hannity: Let’s Turn Bill Clinton Into Bill Cosby (VIDEO)

Trump And Hannity: Let’s Turn Bill Clinton Into Bill Cosby (VIDEO)

The repugnant duo has teamed up again. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Fox News anchor Sean Hannity are teaming up to create their own television “special.” The two are teaming up to create a special to interview the women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of rape. Donald Trump appears with Bill Clinton accusers […]

President Obama Provides Justice For Sexual Assault Victims (VIDEO)

President Obama Provides Justice For Sexual Assault Victims (VIDEO)

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act. This law gives sexual assault victims very explicit rights. It focuses on collecting and preserving rape kits and mandating that they be tested. Police forces need to enter the DNA from each kit into a database. There are over 100,000 untested rape kits across the U.S. that […]

WATCH: GOP Candidate Thinks Educated Women Don’t Suffer From Domestic Violence

WATCH: GOP Candidate Thinks Educated Women Don’t Suffer From Domestic Violence

Bud Pierce, the Republican candidate for Governor of Oregon, said during his second debate with current Democratic Governor Kate Brown that educated women are not susceptible to abuse. The debate moderator asked the candidates a question about a recent report which found that 50 percent of Oregon women had been victims of sexual assault or […]

Black Teen Run Over By White Supremacist As His Girlfriend Cheered,’Get Him, Baby!’ (VIDEO)

Black Teen Run Over By White Supremacist As His Girlfriend Cheered,’Get Him, Baby!’ (VIDEO)

19-year old teenager, Larnell Malik Bruce, had his head smashed in a store window and was later run over by a white supremacist and his girlfriend with their Jeep Wrangler, eventually leading to his death few days later. The altercation occurred just before midnight on the 10th of August outside a 7-Eleven in Gresham, Oregon. The 38-year […]

Bad News Bannon: Illegal Voter Registration, Domestic Violence Alleged, Antisemitism…What’s Next?

Bad News Bannon: Illegal Voter Registration, Domestic Violence Alleged, Antisemitism…What’s Next?

Who is this guy Steve Bannon? Since he was tapped to lead Donald Trump’s presidential campaign about a week ago, information has come to light that make one wonder what Trump was thinking. Voter Fraud: Bannon Makes It Real The Guardian reported on August 26 that Stephen Bannon was registered to vote at an address in […]

Baltimore Cops Ignored Cries Of Sexual Assault Victims (WITH VIDEO)

Baltimore Cops Ignored Cries Of Sexual Assault Victims (WITH VIDEO)

On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced that the Baltimore Police Department had engaged in rampant civil rights violations. Most of the attention has been focused on a pattern of egregious racial bias that dates back several years. However, Friday’s edition of the New York Times revealed that there was another equally outrageous finding in that report. […]

WATCH: You Won’t Believe What THIS Former Fox News Reporter Did

WATCH: You Won’t Believe What THIS Former Fox News Reporter Did

Fox News is a hot mess. It seems as though we are hearing about scandals more and more frequently about Fox and their employees. Now one of their former Miami correspondents, Orlando Salinas, was booked to the Montgomery County jail in Virginia on charges of rape and forcible sodomy. This arrest is in connection with a sexual assault of […]

Exposing The Hurt Caused By Verbal Abuse (VIDEO)

Exposing The Hurt Caused By Verbal Abuse (VIDEO)

When you hear the term abuse, you probably think of violence. However, there are many ways people abuse each other. You may only think of verbal abuse as being a product of schoolyard bullying, but it happens in many other kinds of relationships. Many people in romantic relationships experience verbal abuse from their partner. Parents […]

The Story Behind The Iconic Photos That Changed Our Perception Of Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

The Story Behind The Iconic Photos That Changed Our Perception Of Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

In 1981, one woman shared some stunningly powerful photos. Photojournalist Donna Ferrato set out to portray the love between a couple who enjoyed the swinger lifestyle. She found a polygamous couple and took photos of them. But the story quickly changed: it became about domestic violence. Ferrato caught a powerful shot of the husband attacking his […]

The 6 Reasons Battered Women (And Men) Stay In Abusive Relationships (VIDEO)

The 6 Reasons Battered Women (And Men) Stay In Abusive Relationships (VIDEO)

Nearly 20 people per minute are abused by their partners. Domestic violence hotlines receive over 20,000 calls per year. Many people end up staying in these relationships. A common question asked by people who just don’t get it is “WHY do they stay???”. Here are some of the reasons. 1. Family Some women stay because of […]

Top 9 Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship (VIDEO)

Top 9 Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship (VIDEO)

For this list, I’m pointing out some signs that your relationship might be abusive. Often, the abuse goes beyond physical violence. Some people experience psychological or emotional abuse as well. I’m presenting you some of the signs that your relationship might be abusive. 1. Controlling You If the abuser is forcing boundaries on you, it […]

This Rape Victim Won’t Stop Screaming Until Congress Hears Her (VIDEO)

This Rape Victim Won’t Stop Screaming Until Congress Hears Her (VIDEO)

Amanda Nguyen was just 22 years old when she was raped in Massachusetts. It was only then that she realized that sexual assault rights don’t exist in America. Nguyen described the humiliation and lack of support she encountered on her petition on the Change.org site: “I struggled to have my basic rights recognized by the […]

Why Isn’t There A Full Report On The Baylor University Sexual Assault Scandal?

Why Isn’t There A Full Report On The Baylor University Sexual Assault Scandal?

At first glance, Baylor University did everything right when it emerged that the school had utterly mishandled accusations of sexual assault, particularly by the football team. Following an independent investigation, Baylor demoted–and ultimately pushed out–president Ken Starr and fired head football coach Art Briles. But tomorrow’s edition of The New York Times reveals that Baylor left […]

Was Gretchen Carlson Trying To Tell Us She Was Being Sexually Harassed? (WITH VIDEOS)

Was Gretchen Carlson Trying To Tell Us She Was Being Sexually Harassed? (WITH VIDEOS)

In case you missed it, Gretchen Carlson detonated the equivalent of a quarter-stick of dynamite on Wednesday when she claimed she’d been sexually harassed by Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for years. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday morning, Carlson claimed she was first demoted, then fired, for turning down Ailes’ numerous advances and protesting her […]

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