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Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Domestic Violence: ‘My Mother, My Shero’ was in an Abusive Relationship

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the reauthorization of the updated Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday afternoon, amid opposition from the National Rifle Association. But ahead of the House vote, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, took to the floor to give a heartfelt speech…

Serena Williams Stands Up Against Domestic Violence, Financial Abuse

The role financial abuse plays in keeping women trapped in abusive relationships is often overlooked. A recent report, “The Status of Black Women in the United States,” found that although Black women have high labor participation and voting rates, at all educational levels, Black women are concentrated in lower paying…

LGBT Abuse Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

LGBT and HIV-positive victims of domestic violence frequently face barriers and discrimination when they try to report their abuse, a new report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), found. The report, “National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs LGBTQ and HIVAffected Intimate Partner Violence in 2015,” analyzed 1,967 incident reports…

As NFL Waffles on Abuse Cases, Can It Keep Women Fans

By Barbara Frankel Photo by Shutterstock Women are increasingly important to the NFL — they now comprise almost half the fan base. But can a league that has consistently gone easy on players who have committed domestic abuse successfully market to women The NFL has made a concerted effort to…