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Sex And The Surgeon

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, My mother, who was an operating room nurse, inspired me to follow her into the nursing profession. She told many stories of surgeons misbehaving in and out of the operating room, and in the 1970s they got away with it. She saw surgeons grab nurses behinds…

O. J. Simpson — “I’ve led a conflict-free life.”

NFL Star, Actor, Spokesperson, Celebrity, Son, Husband, Father, Narcissist, Abuser, Kidnapper, Armed Robber and Most Think a Murderer. He was born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California and granted Parole on July 20, 2017. But not for domestic violence and murder. He was acquitted of the latter in criminal…

The Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Verbal Abuse Mental Abuse Child Abuse Abandonment Caretaker Abuse Elder Abuse Digital Abuse Neglect Financial Abuse Sexual Abuse

Mary Was All Of Us…

Pop Culture Jan 25 2017, 4:24 pm ET Mary Tyler Moore, Television Legend, Dead at 80 by Phil McCausland Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead at Age 803:27 Mary Tyler Moore, a pop-culture icon who became a torch bearer for the changing perception of women in television, died Wednesday in…

A Mother’s Story…

  Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Yates, who had been living in Houston under the name Liana Waldberg, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 16, without incident and faces arraignment Wednesday in Rhode Island on a fugitive charge. (Harris County…

A Conversation with a Hotline Advocate: Josephine

“My hope is that one day our phones will stop ringing, and we will all live in a nonviolent world where everyone is treated with respect.” – Josephine S., Hotline advocate since 1996 Josephine has been answering the phones as an advocate at The Hotline for 20 years. This new…

Don’t Be the Next Tara

Prosecutors dismissed his domestic violence charges — then, police say, he killed his wife Tara O’Shea-Watson saw her husband indicted on burglary and domestic-violence charges against her. Then he walked free. For years, friends said, Tara O’Shea-Watson (right) had been a victim of domestic violence. Her estranged husband, Jeremiah Monell,…

Domestic Violence Gun Debate Resumes in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A debate over whether domestic abusers can have guns is returning to the General Assembly this year after legislation was defeated during the final hours of last year’s session. At least two bills aimed at keeping guns away from people who have committed misdemeanor domestic violence…

Why Unloved Daughters Fall for Narcissists

At some level, the relationship between a narcissist and the unloved daughter is a lot like an Animal Planet kind of thing—all about predators and prey. Just imagine the voice-over with a British accent: “Here we are on the veldt and the gazelle leaps gracefully, not knowing, not sensing that…

Family, Friends and Co-Workers

As a friend, family member or co-worker of someone who is being abused, there are many things you can do to prepare yourself to offer supportive and empowering assistance Learn about domestic violence – Read our website’s Learn about Abuse section, talk to a domestic violence advocate, read books, or…

Why Men Don’t Leave…

If we listen to men who abuse their wives, what we hear is how terribly inadequate these women are for the men. At the same time, we know that abusive men are tremendously dependent on their partners. Fear of rejection, emotional withdrawal, and/or abandonment are major factors that actually cause…

Tamron Hall Launches Fund in Memory of Her Sister Renate

  Support this fund now Tamron Hall and her family, including her sister’s two sons Damion and Leroy, were devastated by domestic violence when her sister Renate was killed and they were left with guilt and questions about what they should have done. Tamron recognized the importance of raising awareness…

New Domestic Violence Team…

Two domestic violence fatalities lead to new team in Gloucester GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) – A local community shaken by two deadly cases of domestic violence says more needs to be done to figure out where things go wrong. That’s why Gloucester County is forming a team tasked with stopping domestic…

It’s Okay to Argue

You’re in a healthy relationship now. So what does a healthy argument look like? In their relationships with abusers, most domestic violence survivors focused on managing someone else’s emotions and behavior. As a survivor, arguments may have left you feeling disparaged or worthless. But it’s okay to feel angry—your emotions…

Are YOU A Narcissist?

Quiz reveals how your feelings about your body and a desire to be a leader could indicate if your ego is out of control Narcissistic Personality Inventory test has been developed by researchers Features 40 questions, including feelings about appearance Quiz asks if you enjoy control, manipulation or power A…

Gretchen Carlson Talks “Fight Back”

‘It’s important for women to stand up and fight back’: Gretchen Carlson talks about the need to empower woman on Today in triumphant return to TV, six months after $20m Fox News sex suit Gretchen Carlson hosted the third hour of Today on Tuesday morning It was her first time…

Recognizing Stalking Awareness Month this January [2017]

January 2017 The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes January as National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a misunderstood crime with startling statistics: in one year, 7.5 million people were stalked in the United States; one in six women and one in 19 men have experienced stalking at…

2017 and What It Truly Means to Me

Dear Priscilla Bennett Fans, I am writing a new year’s letter to you of sorts.  A new year traditionally means a new beginning to most, a fresh start. Well, it might for some of us but not for all of our brothers and sisters in pain and turmoil. I am…

Amber Tamblyn Is Working On A Novel About Rape Culture

ARTS & CULTURE If it’s anything like her poetry, it’ll be brave, fresh and so worth the wait. 12/27/2016 11:54 am ET 1k Maddie Crum Culture Writer, The Huffington Post David Livingston via Getty Images Amber Tamblyn ― of “Joan of Arcadia” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” fame…

Red Flags for Domestic Abuse

Does your partner: Expect you to spend all of your time with him or to “check in” with and let him know where you are? Act extremely jealous and/or possessive of you? Isolate you by controlling where you go, who you see and talk to, what you wear? Treat you…

Former First Lady of Massachusetts, Kitty Dukakis…

Kitty Dukakis, a Beneficiary of Electroshock Therapy, Emerges as Its Evangelist By KATHARINE Q. SEELYEDEC. 31, 2016 Photo Kitty Dukakis and her husband, Michael, a former governor of Massachusetts, last month with a therapy support group at their home in Brookline, Mass. Credit M. Scott Brauer for The New York…