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Why not adopt an Abusive Personality Disorder diagnosis?

TweetLike many anti-domestic violence activists I too believe that domestic violence is not an individual problem but a community problem that requires the support of the whole community to bring to an end. What I propose as a new solution to this problem it the adoption for Abusive Personality Disorder to be accepted by the mental [...]
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Personal and political: Breaking the cycle of abuse

TweetBreaking all of our cycles of abuse is the very definition of “the personal is political.” Abuse is an unconscious pattern, not an intentionally chosen plan. Obviously, there are exceptions. But from what I’ve seen and read, it seems like most of the people who get involved in abusive dynamics – as perpetrators, victims, or [...]
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Enough to put you off cornflakes for life…

TweetA SYTYCB entry This morning I listened as men confessed to wife beating, although confessed suggests remorse, even perhaps an understanding of the harm they had done. They were not in the least apologetic. In fact they had phoned a radio show to tell the presenter of the crimes they has committed. The phone in was prompted by another [...]
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Women, assault, and the illusion of statistics

Tweet**TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains graphic images and descriptions of physical assault** Cross posted on Feminists for Choice Here’s the thing about domestic violence and physical assault: You can list off all the statistics available out there (one in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime) without realizing what they really mean. It’s [...]
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Actor Loretta Devine’s Appalling Defense of Chris Brown’s Domestic Abuse of Rihanna

Tweet Originally published at The Opinioness of the World. I have to admit, I’m pretty much addicted to Bravo. I especially adore the adorbs Andy Cohen and his nightly talk show Watch What Happens Live. While the show provides silly comic relief, I was disturbed by something that happened last week. Last Tuesday, host Cohen [...]
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