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Please don't hit kids.

Today I found myself in a heated debate with reasonable, intelligent people over an issue that I previously did not find controversial, and I think that’s an important reason to start a discussion about it: I don’t think you should ever, ever hit kids. 1,153 more words

Motherhood

I Don't Know You

I don’t know your name or what you look like. I don’t know how old you are or what your favorite color is. We are total strangers, and yet we share a connection. 1,477 more words

Domestic Violence

Iyawo Saara: In the Name of Religion, Tradition and other Evils

From the Editor’s Desk: Iyawo Saara is a term coined from the Arabic term – Sadaqh wife – translation: a woman (or as it is in most cases, a young girl) given out as alms in marriage. 1,265 more words

Marriage

if i kiss you where it's sore

i stayed up late watching “mommie dearest” last night.
i don’t know what compelled me to watch it —
i knew it would potentially be traumatizing, 583 more words

Life

How Not to Be An Asshole When Discussing Rape

Repeat that sentence until it sinks in. A survivor cannot “ask for” it because if they were, they’d be giving consent. Rape is the opposite of obtaining consent. 499 more words

Abuse

Let's Talk About... Domestic Violence And Pets

By Corrie E. Sirkin, Esq.

As I discussed briefly in an earlier blog post, ‘Let’s Talk About…Pet Nuptials,’ victims of domestic violence often report that their batterer also committed acts against their pet(s). 398 more words

Domestic Violence

Quitting In Order to Win

Since he was a little dude, I’ve taught my son not to quit the things he starts. My mother taught me the same thing. In principal, I don’t believe in quitting anything just because you become bored, you lose interest, or it’s no longer the “in” thing to do. 83 more words

Abuse