Abuse

7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Relationship (And You Need To Get Out)

Any one of these signs is more than enough reason to walk away from your relationship and never look back.

Stop Telling Me Not To Have Opinions Because I’m A Woman

If one more person tells me to stick to writing about fashion, I’ll flip.

Sexual Assault Is Happening To Patients In Hospital, Too

The healthcare industry is in desperate need of institutional change if it truly aims to combat sexual misconduct.

How I Escaped My Violent Husband

Trigger warning: Domestic violence.

13 People Share The Challenges They’ve Faced Being Transgender

“Maybe I should have said something, but at that moment, just getting out of there unnoticed and safely seemed most important…”

The Psychology Of Pedophilia: A Mental Illness, Not A Crime

Contrary to popular belief, the terms “pedophile” and “child molester” aren’t interchangeable. 

Let’s Stop Teaching Boys To Be Abusers

The softest touch can cause the greatest pain. This is something all women know.

Coercive Control: The Silent Abuse That Could Be Happening To You

It might not be as obvious as physical abuse, but it’s equally as destructive. So, how do you recognize the signs?

9 Women Explain Why They Stayed In Abusive Relationships

Trigger warning: Descriptions of domestic violence. 

This Is The Side Of Emotional Abuse You Don’t See

To everyone who has been through a loved one’s emotional abuse: It’s hard.

I Was In An Abusive Marriage For 6 Years And Had No Idea

How was it that in six years with him I had never understood the truth?

I Was Molested As A Child 20 Years Ago. Then I Got A Haunting Friend Request.

Note: This post discusses childhood abuse, and may be distressing for some readers.

How It Felt To See The Man Who Raped Me Find Love

I wanted to see his life fall apart, but instead, I saw him being happy. 

The Subtle Sign Your Divorced Friend Is Recovering From Abuse

When your friend who had that amicable divorce seems scared, she has a reason.

Weinstein’s Lawsuit Proves Powerful Men Aren’t Getting Away With It Anymore

Time’s up. And Weinstein’s retribution feels really satisfying.

12 Behaviors Common In Adult Victims Of Childhood Emotional Abuse

How you were treated in your past can cast a shadow over your life. 

Men In Positions Of Power Abusing Women Is Endemic, But Not Incurable

From Hollywood all the way to the White House, something is really wrong here. 

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