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Kristof Jumps the Gun

@NicholasKristof has done a terrific job using his platform at the @NYT, and his book Half the Sky (co-authored with his wife Sheryl WuDunn), to shine light on sex trafficking. This week he turned his attention to domestic violence.  While it’s … Continue reading

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I Can’t Unlearn the New Verb “Upskirting”

The Massachussetts Supreme Court just ruled that a man who had taken secret cell phone photographs up the skirts of women in public places had not violated the state “peeping Tom” statute, because the women had no expectation of privacy … Continue reading

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DV Prosecutors on Trial – Again

Prosecuting crimes is hard. Prosecuting crimes committed between dating or married people is really hard. Reading posts by non-professionals that blithely second guess those prosecutions, or the motives of the victims of the alleged crimes, is the hardest part of … Continue reading

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Bystander Campaigns Gaining Ground on Campuses

The New York Times has a comprehensive article about the proliferation of sexual assault bystander campaigns taking hold on campuses. Anything that encourages all students to see themselves as responsible for the wellbeing of their classmates, and with the power … Continue reading

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New Report – Gun in the Home Increases Risk of Death by Gun in the Home

Although the above headline may sound almost tautological, it is a hotly debated issue these days.  This report is the first of it’s kind to conduct a rigorous analysis of the correlation between gun presence in the home and death … Continue reading

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Out-of-School Programs Successful in Reducing Dating Violence for High Risk Teen Girls Adolescent girls in the child welfare system are at high risk of revictimization in teen dating relationships and later in adulthood. A new study compares two out-of-school interventions … Continue reading

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#I See DV

Today, when news comes at us through social media, headlines are more important than ever. I only “click through” to a small fraction of the articles I see.  Since few headlines mention partner violence (or domestic violence) the general public … Continue reading

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