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This is a seriously odd story.
Glad he's okay.
It takes a big wound to require 7 stitches.
Did he fall THROUGH the shower door?
(I have the poverty level curtain, so I can't imagine a shower door.)

Sanders cuts head on shower door, receives 7 stitches
Remember when Hillary had a cough and Donna Brazile wrote in her book that she was going to replace Hillary with Joe Biden and no one thought that was the craziest freaking thing they ever heard because trashing Hillary was a national pastime?
It's 24hrs since #Bernie told his "I walked into a door" story about his head wound, for which he has this huge bandage, and I seem to be the only journalist in America asking about it.

If this were a woman, we wouldn't believe her story, just as I don't believe Bernie's story.
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@reveal @TreyBundy @TreyBundy 1/disappointed in the repeated use of cases where mother is abusive. My interview w/Joan goes into greater detail of the ways in which usually male abusers use PAS as a defense against legitimate claims of DV, child abuse child sexual abuse.
@reveal @TreyBundy @TreyBundy 2/ High conflict is not the same as abuse which is power and control. Former is about power struggle and latter is about domination and subjugation. The conflation of these two reinforces myth of victim as being partly or equally responsible! See my episodes in DV.
@reveal @TreyBundy @TreyBundy 3/family court is a racket and no one in the system is held accountable through systems. Let me know if you need survivor stories, transcripts, or recordings. Happy to make referrals. See Leadership Council stats attached.
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It’s still dark out. The clocks are all wrong. My debut middle grade, Riverland, comes out in 5 weeks, & I’ve been having nightmares.

They’re not rare. I’ve had them since I was very young. But they are getting surprisingly specific.

#riverland #portalfantasy #domesticviolence
I’ve been weighing how much I want to talk about this, & still don’t really know, but the clocks are all wrong today anyway so I’ll just start.

One of the things that separates #domesticviolence survivors (I refuse to say ‘victims’ - we are survivors every minute of every day.)
Is that there are active & passive pressures to make everything look okay.

You want a roof over your head, you want to keep going to school, you want to protect your sibling (or your child, pet, whatever you love.)

#domesticviolence enrolls you in a lifetime school of silence
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The Trump Administration is #AtWarWithWomen. The #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct ( #VAWA ) has been allowed to expire and they have quietly changed the definition of #DomesticViolence.
The Trump Justice Department declared, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called #domesticviolence. The isolation, financial control, emotional attacks, and verbal assaults are no longer considered domestic violence.
I am a survivor of #domesticviolence and long before the horror of the physical abuse that would constitute a “felony or misdemeanor” came the systematic destruction of my ability to be a free and functioning individual.
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Gunman kills wife at dentist's office, gets shot by bystander, police say… via @CBSNews
Every day in America men kill women they claim to love. My investigation for @damemagazine reveals how the majority of mass shootings in America are spawned by #domesticviolence.

Please read/RT.

Independent journalism is under threat.
Please consider helping @damemagazine to keep expanding reporting on gun violence against women as well as many other vital issues for women by becoming a member here:…
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This is a hit piece because Gillibrand's progressive stances terrorize the GOP, but there's some great details about her hard work, her dedication to public service, her leap left.

Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about #KirstenGillibrand…
Gillibrand's finances and her husband's (he makes under $20k) are detailed. Their house cost $335k. Not wealthy NYers.
Her evolution on guns and immigration is a story of listening to others: she went from A to F in a year with the @NRA.
#Gillibrand admits she didn't know any immigrants and her district was 98% white. Now she tries to stop deportations in NY, something I learned from sources, but which Gillibrand does not use for photo ops. A complete 180° when she joined the Senate.
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Here is my message to @billshortenmp odds are that you will be the next PM of Australia 🇦🇺 post the next Federal Election. I ask you to focus on the following concerns:
1. #ClimateChangeIsReal we need to treat this as a national emergency. If strategies are not put in place ...
... now then what kind of environment will be the “norm” for your children and grandchildren?
2. Stagnating wage and poor employment conditions for those not earning the “average” wage in Australia. Restoration of penalty rates. We need wage growth. Fairness surrounding .......
... taxation of the rich. I agree with your #FrankingCredits policy and ask you to investigate the #negativegearing corporate welfare provided to those that have multiple investment properties. I am not saying get rid of it altogether but there again needs to be fairness.........
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So the @cpsuk are allowing teen girls & women to be sexually tortured on film. I have evidenced this horror on my blog. Proving much is non-consensual/ DV victims/performers who suffer mental health issues/physical harm to breasts /anus/genitalia etc… #VAWG
Also, a significant audience of online violent pornography are children and teenagers. #Pornhub hosts thousands of sexually violent videos that have millions of views. Many of these videos are 'home-made' and single males upload their own sexual offences against girls & women
1) The coercion, exploitation, psychological and sexual abuse of women in pornography (Part one)…
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In the month of January alone, we’ve seen extraordinary, deadly violence against women and families perpetrated by young men. #ARealCrisis <Thread>
1/ On Saturday, 21-year Dakota Theriot was accused of killing his parents and suspected of murdering another family of 3, including Summer Ernest, believed to be his girlfriend.…
2/On Wednesday, 21-year-old Zephen Xaver murdered 5 women execution-style in a bank in Tampa, FL.…
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Shooter went there to take his ex-girlfriend hostage.

Gunman killed, ending hostage standoff at UPS facility in New Jersey
One of the most read pieces at @damemagazine in 2018 was my in-depth investigation into #massshootings and #domesticviolence.…
Late news update has interviews from #UPSshooting in NJ.
Family members of the man who took his ex-girlfriend & another woman hostage blame the ex, who fortunately was only injured, not killed.
She was at work.
He came with a gun to kill her.
She's the victim.
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Exclusive: U.S. among 10 most dangerous countries for women.
Several women are murdered a day in the US by men who claim to love them.

1. India
2. Afghanistan
3. Syria
4. Somalia
5. Saudi Arabia
6. Pakistan
7. DR Congo
8. Yemen
9. Nigeria
10. United States
#DomesticViolence often ends in murder for women.
I did this investigation last month for @damemagazine…
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10 THINGS MEN CAN DO TO PREVENT GENDER VIOLENCE @threadreaderapp 1. Approach sexual harassment & forms of #gender #violence as a MEN’S issue involving men of all ages & socioeconomic, racial/ ethnic backgrounds. View men not only as possible offenders, but as empowered bystanders
If someone you know is abusing his partner – or is disrespectful or abusive to girls and women in general – try to talk to him about it. Urge him to seek help. Or if you don’t know what to do, consult a friend. #SpeakUp #BystanderIntervention
Question your own attitudes. Don’t be defensive when something you do or say ends up hurting someone else. Try hard to understand how your own attitudes & actions might inadvertently perpetuate sexism and violence, & work towards changing them.
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(1) These three beautiful people were murdered today at Mercy Hospital Chicago. I will tell you a little about them, what happened, and why it was not about guns, or Chicago, or politics. It was about #DomesticViolence.

Rest in peace.

(2) The woman in the middle was 28yo Dr Tamara Neal MD, who worked in the ER. Her ex-fiance was the murderer.

25yo pharmacist Dayna Less walked out of an elevator at the wrong time.

32yo Officer Samuel Jimenez, a married father of three, helped save many lives.
(3) I'm getting info from this article:…
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One week ago, #thisisourlane exploded on Twitter. At the request of may, here's a tweetatorial to address some of the most common questions and answers about the epidemic of #gunviolence - why it matters to docs - and what we can do about it:
***Q1: What are the patterns of #gunviolence injury and death in the US? ***

A: 100 people die and 200 are injured each day across the US. Most deaths (~2/3) are suicide; these are mostly white middle-aged men from rural areas.
Approximately 30% are homicides: mostly young minority men from inner cities. The rest are accidental and mass shootings.

#DomesticViolence deaths from firearm injury are estimated at ~50/month.

And firearm injury is the 2nd leading cause of death for American youth.
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I could feel life fade away as I gasped for breath from the firm grip on my neck.
“I will kill you today.” Said the monster, ironically my husband who pushed me against the Balcony.

Brethren Issa thread.
#domesticviolence #TuesdayThoughts #feeltheeagle
The most anticipated wedding in Benin City had just concluded. The cloak of being unmarried had been removed. I heaved a sigh of relief. I reminisced on the Red flags I saw before marrying pastor Oamen, I believed marriage would change him.
We bid our members farewell.
We got home.
“Come Closer. On your knees” He said.
I Knelt. He laid hands on my head.
“Oh lord! Give her the grace to be humble. Make her worship me. She must respect me. She will submit like a good wife. Nothing will break the union In Jesus name.”
"Amen." I said Reluctantly.
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#Law #DomesticViolence
Indian law protects women from all kinds of domestic abuse. To know more about the provisions of Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005 read our explainer:
PWDV Act, 2005, gives a broad definition of what qualifies as ‘domestic abuse’. It includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and economic abuse. Section 3 reads:
The Act provides for a ‘Protection Officer’ to help you through various processes under the law. This Officer can help you file the complaint, tell you about your rights, make an application to the Magistrate for you, etc.
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This tragedy is repeated daily in America. Women are murdered by men who claim to love them.

#LaurenMcCluskey was one of those victims.

My heart breaks for this family who lost the light of their life because a man wouldn't take no for an answer.

It's #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. Men can begin to be abusive as soon as you start dating.

I wrote about the dangers here.…
It's #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. Men often start to control women as soon as they begin dating.

The most dangerous time for women is when they say no.

I wrote about #DomesticViolence and guns and how little we do as a nation to protect DV victims.…
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway @tanzinavega
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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It's #DVAM2018, so I would like to compile a thread of resources, information, and articles pertaining to #domesticviolence and male survivors (both cis and trans). This is not an all encompassing list, and if you have resources for your area you want to add, go ahead!
RAINN and the National Sexual Assault Hotline:…
RAINN: Sexual Assault of Men and Boys (an informative page on the common reactions, effects, and support for victims)…
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@lirivera @BostonGlobe #JunotDiaz was targeted for a takedown by 3 female fiction writers: #ZinziClemmons #CarmenMMachado #MonicaByrne. All: Read #apologizetoJunot & my thread (…). @forjustice2018 - audio of JD's respectful interaction w/ Machado who lied. #fauxfeminism #MeToofail
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 Others (like bitter writer ex-gfs) jumped in like @realalisavaldes ("kiss-n-teller" he briefly dated 22 yrs ago, who blogged in 2008 to brag abt sleeping w him while on journalist duty!). And @lirivera (sensitive writer he had lunch w 1x). No evidence #JunotDiaz harassed women.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes Alisa Rivera: Your points are simply ur biased assumptions as a comm prof & former aspiring fiction writer who accused #JunotDiaz of sexually harassing & bullying u 15 yrs ago on a lunch date. U met him 1 time. He didn't tell u what u wanted to hear & tried to make up. U cried.
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.@NYGovCuomo .@TomReedCongress .@SenGillibrand .@RepNewhouse .@Oprah #NYS #Federal…
Something to consider about this bill.
“The law criminalizes misrepresentation of a caregiver's experiences and qualifications to help ensure children
are in safe hands."
This fact, all too often, will only be found out after the fact, the damage will be done.

As it is, I would think parents do reference checks before hiring a nanny, if the person has lied before, they will again.
This is yet another reason why we need
a violent felon registry, this puts the power in the hands of the people, for their safety and for the safety of their children.
Too often in #domesticviolence cases, children are involved.
According to the Childhood Domestic Violence Assoc. 5 million children witness
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The murders of #ShannanWatts, Bella,4, Celeste ,3 and the unborn baby boy, Nico, are a devastating reminder that several thousand women are killed each year by #domesticviolence in America and the @WhiteHouse has never once tweeted about it.
According to the CDC and FBI, more than 2k women are killed each year in the U.S. by men. The majority of these killings are #domesticviolence, but there are also murders like that of #MollieTibbetts--women who are murdered by strangers.
Each year the number of women murdered in the US is higher.
#DomesticViolence remains largely unaddressed, under-reported and under-prosecuted, as the current suspension of #UrbanMeyer indicates.…
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