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Drama


Cool – the Urban Dictionary published my definition of drama!  See page 6, #36. It’s also what bystanders call it when they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, especially because they weren’t there.  Too bad I forgot to … Continue reading

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Controlling Men Could Face Criminal Charges


Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of the UK wants to “…make abusive behaviour by men a criminal offence, even if it does not involve physical violence), according to the Sunday Mirror. He also wants to extend the law to include … Continue reading

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Awareness of BDSM Related Abuse Is Growing


Awareness of abuse in the kink community is growing, and I could not be more grateful. Sadly, my friend Mollena Williams, who recently stepped down from her post as International Ms Leather 2010, was raped and only recently spoke up … Continue reading

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Rape, Assault, Battery, and Police Reporting


I came across a fantastic post the other day by Saynine about the problem of rape within the BDSM context entitled “This Isn’t Play…BDSM and Rape“, following on the heels of reports by my friend, the outgoing International Ms Leather, … Continue reading

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Your Kink Is Not OK


There.  I’ve said it. The words that will earn me the hatred of a lot of the BDSM world.  Words that are anathema to this subculture.  Thinking that runs counter to the mass-think of our counterculture, that threatens all kinds … Continue reading

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The 15 Characteristics of Verbal Abuse


via married2mrmean “As defined by Patricia Evans, in her book The Verbally Abusive Relationship – How to recognise it and how to respond. “I make reference to Patricia Evans often and decided I would write this entry, in case anyone … Continue reading

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The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women Who Are Battered


From a major national study undertaken to more fully assess the already known relationship between animal abuse (including bestiality) and domestic violence.  Please read the full article as well as the excerpts below. “Although an age-old issue, the relation between … Continue reading

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Woman/Domestic Abuse vs Marital Conflict


From Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Woman Shapes Children As They Grow, p. 32 by Alison Cunningham and Linda Baker, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System The need for differential response2 Interventions should ensure … Continue reading

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Some Sobering Abuse Statistics


Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Source: Commonwealth Fund survey, 1998 According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 1998 and 2002: … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships


One of the best and most comprehensive descriptions  I’ve seen of the problem of domestic abuse is at HelpGuide.org, and is entitled  Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships. A couple of excerpts follow, but please read … Continue reading

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