Urban Violence Puts Damper on 4th of July Festive Spirit

(Article first published as Pardon My Pessimistic Patriotism on Technorati.)...more

Meet the Mob

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com The utter hypocrisy of it all makes me want to vomit, truthfully. For almost 5 days now I've been watching coverage of the Stanley Cup 'riots' in Vancouver.  And everyday another disturbing layer of the story is revealed.  Hopefully we are done now, but probably not.   ...more

Boortz Calls for Violence on the Same Day Giffords Leaves Hospital and Arivaca Family Murder Trial Continues

I don't do a lot of cross-posting on my blogs, but today I have to.  I have tried to write an entry several times today.  Several situations are swirling around in my brain space,  and they all involve violence and public complicity in that violence. ...more

Dating Violence – Teens and Prevention!

Violence against women is a topic in which I have a very strong interest. From 1995 until 2007, when I moved from Cincinnati, I was actively involved with Women Helping Women, which serves Southwestern Ohio as a unique provider of crisis intervention and support services for direct and indirect victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. I was a board member and also served as board chair for a few years during that time....more

"Favela Wars "( Brazil)

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Unions: Now Ok to Attack Women

Remember when I posted about the lack of civility in Wisconsin from the union protesters? Now a male union protester struck a girl. In DC. And she's a friend of mine. While this would normally bother me because of the double-standard of civility on the left, this time it's personal. I get angry when you mess with my friends. What happened?...more

Wow - way to spin a story so it loses context and its grip on the facts

for the record, ...more

Know It. Name It. Stop It. Stalking Awareness Month Part II

Friend or Foe Through the years, I've had a few friends who stepped crossed the line of being friendly and became overbearing; who showed up at my door uninvited at inconvenient times; who was angry with me for not answering my phone when she called, repeatedly; who sometimes drove to my home to tell me she had been calling and I was not answering; who was jealous of the time I spent with DH (who was then Dear Boyfriend); who gave me expensive gifts; and the list goes on. These things made me nervous at times; angry at times; and left me feeling stuck in the "friendship." ...more
It's a sign of the stalkers frustration and lust for controlling his victim. I wish I had the ...more

Out from Under: Sex Workers United for Rights and Respect

Liz van Omme - Mama Cash Out from Under Sex Workers United for Rights and Respect   How much do you know about sex workers and their decades-long fight for their human rights?  ...more