Domestic Violence

“After years of emotional abuse and DV, I finally divorced my husband. He destroyed me slowly over a period of 10 years, I was a mere shadow of my former independent and strong self.  I hated the person I had become – the negativity and ugliness had definitely seeped into me. He terrorized me for 5 more years after the divorce. Every time I stood up for myself the next incident would be worse. I finally got a restraining order and stopped engaging with him. Since we had young children, I had to have an intermediary for communication. Now, the kids are young adults so in the teen years, I totally cut him off. I have not forgiven him for his abhorrent behavior, but I definitely cut that chain. He is still steeped in the darkness, he still tries to engage by putting me down and spreading disgusting lies about me. I may hear about it, but I just send it out to the Universe and send a little prayer for his heart to change. 

I vowed that I would find my way back to myself and I did. I am stronger and kinder and determined to shine a bright light in the world.” -Unknown

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

“The most dangerous place for a woman in this country is her own home. She’s most likely to be beaten or killed by a man she knows.” As incomprehensible as that may seem, the numbers are clear. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 20 percent of U.S. women have been raped at one point in their lives. That’s 1 in 5 women. Raped.

Three U.S. women a day, on average, are killed in domestic homicides. That statistic alone bears repeating: by the end of today, three women will have been slain by a family member, most likely someone they trusted, someone with whom they were intimate, someone they thought they loved, someone they thought loved them. Yet, we only hear about domestic violence — a term so sanitized it belies the inherent brutality – sporadically.


I’m a survivor of domestic abuse. Quarantine with my father would have been hell.

I’m a survivor of domestic abuse. Quarantine with my father would have been hell.

‘There’s No Escape’: Coronavirus Prompts New Tactics to Fight Domestic Violence — The Wall Street Journal

Dad Killed Wife With Sledgehammer, Then Took 2 Young Daughters to Church Before Strangling Them – People

Addison Russell’s wife Melisa comes forward with details about years of abuse – NBC Sports

Boyfriend suspected of fatally bludgeoning Bronx mom and her 14-year-old son, jumped to his death in front of Metro-North train

Woman Reported Tallahassee Yoga Shooter to FBI Months Before Shooting, FBI Didn’t Find Tip ‘Actionable’

Here Is the Powerful Statement a Wife Read Aloud to the Court and Her Abusive Husband

Laurie Mulvey world in conversation 

Six months ago, Australian-American actress Melissa George was hospitalized after an alleged violent assault by her partner, Jean-David Blanc. According to George, she was the victim of emotional and physical abuse throughout their five-year relationship, and now she’s speaking out for the sake of her children.

Dakota Theriot, the Louisiana man authorities believe is responsible for killing his girlfriend, her father, brother, and his own parents, has been arrested in Virginia.

On Saturday, January 26, police say 21-year-old Theriot shot and killed his girlfriend, Summer Ernest, along with her father, Billy Ernest, and brother Tanner in their Livingston Parish home over what authorities called a “boyfriend [and] girlfriend type of dispute.”

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

Police ID wife, husband killed in Gardiner murder-suicide

According to authorities, Autumn Bryant was shot to death by her husband, Kenneth Bryant, who then shot himself.

Wife Who Died Alongside Husband, Children in Murder-Suicide Alleged Abuse, Had Plans to Leave

Empty Hotel Rooms Provide Safe Haven For Domestic Violence Survivors During The Pandemic — HuffPost

Police hunt for man accused of killing his parents and 3 others – NBC News

The Latest: Suspect in custody in deaths of woman, 2 kids – ABC News

Chris Watts Says Pregnant Wife ‘May Have Been’ Praying as He Strangled Her to Death – People

Murderer released after being deemed too old to kill again, kills again – NBC News

N.J. Man Strangled and Drowned Girlfriend, Before Murdering Ex and Her Boyfriend in Front of 3 Kids – People

Woman, teen killed after daylong hostage standoff in Georgia – NBC News

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Gun violence connection to history of domestic abuse 

Tallahassee Gunman Had a History of Being Shitty to Women

On Friday night, an armed 40-year-old man opened fire on a Tallahassee yoga studio, killing two and injuring five others before turning the gun on himself. Scott Paul Beierle, has a history of groping women: 

The Aurora shooter had a history of domestic violence and assault. He never should have had a gun. – Vox

The Aurora shooter had a history of domestic violence and assault. He never should have had a gun. – Vox

The Boys Are Not Alright – Michael Ian Black

Petition for gun law against those with domestic violence background