Monthly Archive
for: ‘December, 2012’

Abuse & Advice: Resource Guide on Domestic Violence

Abuse & Advice: An Online Resource Guide on Domestic Violence What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence refers to a pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain control over an intimate partner. Many people think of physical violence when they hear this term, but domestic violence also includes sexual abuse, financial abuse, emotional and mental abuse, and verbal abuse. Physical abuse involves hitting, punching, kicking, biting, and other physical behaviors used to control a partner. Sexual abuse refers to several different behaviors. Sexually abusive partners may force their partners to have sex or insist that their partners dress […]

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Stopping The Violence

For decades, media writers, directors and producers have told us that the violent content they create is harmless. We are told that in spite of the glamour and impact what we see, read and hear regarding violence, program content plays no part in making us a more violent society. Today the mantra of “if it bleeds it leads” is the marketing brass ring for every news outlet struggling for market share. Endless descriptions and repeated video coverage on “how it’s done” often produces copycat incidents. When kids played games like Cowboys and Indians, for example, the portrayal of media violence […]

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