In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: “We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field.”
“Men in Turkey and Azerbaijan are donning miniskirts in protest against sexual violence against women…”
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“It’s a chilling thought that the same day we all gathered to discuss domestic-violence prevention and education, a life was cut short due to this tragic crime just a few blocks away. This reaffirms the need for more conversations like this about domestic violence.”
“As a society, we often imagine domestic violence in a stereotypical way, where a man beats his wife and uses power and/or money to control her throughout the relationship. This tragedy serves as a very real wake-up call that domestic violence can happen anywhere. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic background.
Dr. Fayad was a well-respected professor. He was a successful cancer researcher who made significant progress in colon cancer research, and was an expert on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. His death is a tragic loss for our community.”
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“The stigma associated with IPV may be especially pervasive in minority victim populations, including men abused by women, people in same-sex relationships, or transgender individuals. These victims may be especially reluctant to report IPV to law enforcement, resulting in a cycle of abuse in which violent partners escape the criminal justice system and become repeat offenders. The reluctance of sexual minority individuals to report IPV is illustrated by a 2013 study in which 59 percent of gay and bisexual men reported that they believed police would be less helpful for gay IPV victims than heterosexual female victims (Finneran & Stephenson, 2013).”
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“Police may remove the perpetrator, but the victim is left with the question of what to do next,” Messing says.
The intervention consists of two steps. First, the police officer completes a brief, 11-question risk assessment, called the Lethality Screen. Second, victims identified at high risk of homicide are put in immediate contact with a social service provider to discuss short-term safety plans and resources for other needed services. Police are also encouraged to help implement any immediate actions.
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“The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015 [ … ] would require that health education in public secondary schools include learning on ‘safe relationship behavior’ aimed at preventing sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence. Under current federal law, health and sex education classes needn’t include sexual assault prevention.”
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