Archive for April, 2011

Press Release: Mary Kay Paints Boston Pink and Advocates for Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors at Massachusetts State House from Mary, 4/28/11

April 28th, 2011 No comments

The article reports, “Mary Kay Inc. and members of the Mary Kay independent sales force, in partnership with Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, are descending upon Beacon Hill to raise awareness among lawmakers about the importance of crucial funding for sexual and domestic violence prevention and intervention services statewide. Mary Kay is painting Boston pink to share the message that Massachusetts needs the commitment of lawmakers for funding these critical programs. Participants will educate lawmakers about the need to restore funding to 2009 levels in order to support life-saving counseling, shelter, support groups, education, prevention programs and other advocacy services.”

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How to Stop Domestic Financial Abuse from U.S. News Money, 4/26/11

April 27th, 2011 No comments

The article reports, “Financial abuse occurs in 98 percent of abusive relationships, whether in the form of restricting access to a spouse’s credit, or draining assets once a victim attempts to leave. For spouses who see their options gradually dwindle, money may be the reason to stay in a relationship or come back after trying to get out.”

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Opinion: Victim Blaming: An All-Too-Common Response to Sexual Assault from Huffington Post, 4/22/11

April 25th, 2011 No comments

The article reports, “By now, most of us are familiar with the story of the 11-year-old girl who was raped by 19 young men. The story gets worse: this little girl, who was gang-raped, has become the target of victim blaming. A TV anchor quoted one of the rapists, who defended himself by saying, ‘She looked older than 11.'”

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Opinion: So Far, Health Reform Gives Rights to Working Moms from Women’s eNews, 4/19/11

April 19th, 2011 No comments

The article reports, “OK. You or someone you know had a baby not long ago and there’s been a lot of contented, happy, breastfeeding bonding going on. Maternity leave is ending soon and the alien land of paid employment looms. If you are worried that your own reentry into the workplace–or that of someone else–will disrupt breastfeeding, you might be right, but you also might be wrong.”

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Opinion: Men Speak Out About Sexist Coverage of Rape: A Call to Action from Ms. Magazine Blog, 4/13/11

April 13th, 2011 No comments

The article reports, “In the struggle to stop rape and all forms of men’s violence against women, it is time for men to leave the sidelines and get in the game. One important step we can take is to raise our voices and insist that the spotlight in media coverage of rape turns away from a fixation on victims and their behavior and instead focuses on abusive men and boys–and the culture that produces and makes excuses for them.”

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Cyberstalkers Take To Social Networks Over Dating Sites: STUDY from Huffington Post 4/11/11

April 11th, 2011 No comments

The article reports, “…according to a new study, cyberstalking has become more prevalent than real-world stalking. Alarmed by the rise in online harassment, the British Electronic Communication Harassment Organization (ECHO) at Bedford University recently conducted a study of the effects of cyberstalking on victims. Researchers surveyed 250 participants between the ages of 14 and 74, and considered harassment that occurred via social networking sites, email and mobile phones. … The data revealed key differences between physical and online harassment.”

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