Posts Tagged intimate partner violence

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Diving Into the Wreck: On Learning to Recognize Intimate Violence

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, as an open secret, discussed in kinds of language not given credence in court, and excused in kinds of language that sound reasonable at first glance.

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, ...

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DOJ campus survey: at one school, 1 in 2 women have been sexually assaulted

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released yesterday the overall results of a sexual assault survey of nine schools. More than 23,000 students responded. Their survey confirms a few terrible things that most of us already know. 

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released yesterday the overall results of a sexual assault survey of nine schools. More than 23,000 students responded. Their survey confirms a few terrible things that most of us already know. 

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What are you afraid of?

If we actually look at patterns of gun violence in America, we find — much to the dismay of the right — that the greatest threats we face aren’t from outside. It’s right here: On our streets, in our relationships, in our homes.

If we actually look at patterns of gun violence in America, we find — much to the dismay of the right — that the greatest threats we face aren’t from outside. It’s right here: On our streets, ...

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My vagina is tired of compromise

Yes, sometimes I can feel it coming on in slow motion like a head cold, but a head cold of heart, mind, and genitals wherein the pathogen is not rhinovirus but romance. 

Yes, sometimes I can feel it coming on in slow motion like a head cold, but a head cold of heart, mind, and genitals wherein the pathogen is not rhinovirus but romance. 

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New report on intimate partner violence among LGBT people

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a coalition cordinated by the New York-based Anti-Violence Project, has just released its 2014 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive intimate partner violence — and its results might surprise you. Or they might not surprise you at all, in which case I feel you, comrade. 

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a coalition cordinated by the New York-based Anti-Violence Project, has just released its 2014 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive intimate partner violence — and its results might surprise ...

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New ad campaign celebrates #QTPOCLove this Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the TOD@S Collaborative is broadening our public understanding of what intimate partner violence is and who it impacts, while also depicting, promoting, and celebrating healthy relationships among queer and trans people of color.

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the TOD@S Collaborative is broadening our public understanding of what intimate partner violence is and who it impacts, while also depicting, promoting, and celebrating healthy relationships among queer and trans people of ...

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Chris Brown is the poster child for intimate partner violence

Chris Brown was 19 years old that day in 2009 when the world learned of his beating Rihanna. That was part of the defense offered, free of charge, from his fans and others eager to not discuss intimate partner violence and abuse.

Chris Brown was 19 years old that day in 2009 when the world learned of his beating Rihanna. That was part of the defense offered, free of charge, from his fans and others eager to not discuss ...

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Justice, like love: On intimate partner violence in queer communities

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here.

There came a point when I realized I couldn’t tell the difference between violence and love. 

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here.

There came a point when I realized I couldn’t ...

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