Articles about 'domestic abuse'

Silent suffering: when domestic violence and immigration status intersect

Immigrant women are at serious risk in the UK - Nathalie Greenfield considers how we can help

Nathalie Greenfield // 20 September 2017

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

The secret lives of white middle class America

Nick Beard is impressed with the nuanced way in which Big Little Lies deals with domestic violence and the emotional aftermath of rape

Nick Beard // 24 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

A story that breaks the skin

Hannah Atkinson reviews Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You and finds it a heart-breaking and stunningly realistic portrayal of one woman’s experience of an abusive relationship

Hannah Atkinson // 22 May 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Sisters Uncut: direct action changes conversations very quickly

Emma Snaith interviews Sisters Uncut, a campaign group who take direct action to oppose cuts to domestic violence services. They discuss the successes of activism in 2015 and look towards the next stage in their fight to save the lives of women in and escaping abusive relationships

Emma Snaith // 6 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Features

Breaking up is hard to do

In the week of the year which sees a boost in business for divorce lawyers, D H Kelly discusses our cultural reluctance to accept that some relationships must come to an end

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Categories: Blog

Getting control back

New legislation criminalising coercive control is a positive step forward, writes Megan Stodel, as it strengthens and clarifies the definition of domestic abuse

Megan Stodel // 29 December 2015

Categories: Blog

Losing housing benefit will put young women in danger

The Welfare Reform Bill is abolishing housing benefits for adults under 21. D H Kelly explains why this will put young people at greater risk of domestic violence

D H Kelly // 27 July 2015

Categories: Blog

Broken Rainbow Helpline loses funding

The Broken Rainbow Helpline which provides support for LGBT victims of domestic abuse has lost its government funding and may be forced to close. D H Kelly explores why lesbian, bisexual and trans* women who are abused might struggle to get support

D H Kelly // 18 January 2015

Categories: Blog

What does it mean to be vulnerable?

A disability campaign group implores people to stop describing disabled people as vulnerable. D H Kelly explores what vulnerability means, and the degree to which it is worth acknowledging

D H Kelly // 8 November 2014

Categories: Blog

When your lover says you’re ugly, it’s a low down lie.

Responding to a story in which a middle-aged woman is told by her new boyfriend that her body is too wrinkled, D H Kelly argues that men who criticise their lover's looks are interested in power rather than appearance

D H Kelly // 20 July 2014

Categories: Blog

When break-up music turns sinister

Robin Thicke has named his latest album after his estranged wife and vows to win her back. D H Kelly examines the stories we tell about men winning back the women who have left them

D H Kelly // 27 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Why does disability make people more vulnerable to domestic abuse?

Before I came to terms with my own experience of domestic violence, I might have imagined that vulnerability to abuse would be about being attracted to a certain "type", being a little self-destructive,submissive or gullible. If I knew that disabled people were twice as vulnerable to abuse, I might have imagined that this was because disability throws up a load of stressful situations and - as I could testify - people like me were hard to live with. In fact, how vulnerable you are might be better understood as the number of excuses an abuser could find to mistreat and control you.

D H Kelly // 23 October 2013

Categories: Blog

The Taming of the Shrew: a feminist portrayal of domestic abuse?

Saranga reviews a new production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, which highlights the abusive nature of the play's core relationship

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Whose streets? Our streets

Philippa describes Sheffield's Reclaim the Night last night, and reproduces her speech about disability and sexual and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 1 December 2012

Categories: Blog

BBC Suffolk’s astoundingly bad taste domestic violence ‘joke’

Philippa details a mind-blowingly awful tweet from BBC Suffolk about Chris Brown, Rihanna and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 25 July 2012

Categories: Blog

This is what a victim looks like

Emma writes a guest post on the word victim with domestic abuse.

Guest Blogger // 18 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Make-up tips for the morning after (trigger warning)

Philippa writes about Refuge's shocking new campaign to raise awareness of how many women cover up the fact that they are experiencing domestic abuse.

Philippa Willitts // 2 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Drag him away

Philippa talks about an interactive billboard campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence, and asks what readers think of the approach.

Philippa Willitts // 10 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Dennis Waterman: “It’s not hard for a woman to make a man hit her”

Philippa discusses actor Dennis Waterman's admission that he punched his former wife Rula Lenska, and his manipulative justifications for his behaviour.

Philippa Willitts // 20 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Exhibition: ‘Artistic Freedom: A Creative Journey of Recovery From Domestic Abuse’

Glasgow Women’s Aid was established in 1973 to provide support to women experiencing domestic abuse. Initially the focus was on women’s experiences, but as the organisation evolved the need to...

Charlene Moore // 25 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Is this the way to keep women safe?

Philippa discusses a proposed law to inform women if their partner has any previous convictions for violence.

Philippa Willitts // 17 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Disabled women and sexual assault.

Philippa writes about Kier Starmer's intentions to encourage women to report sexual assault, and about how disabled women can be particularly at risk.

Philippa Willitts // 19 April 2011

Categories: Blog

Don’t Be On The Giving End

Philippa writes with frustration about a new domestic violence campaign which urges people to 'not be on the receiving end' of domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Stop

Scottish Women’s Aid has launched a campaign to Stop domestic abuse. Ellie Hutchinson explains A hairdresser who calls a number, a bar man who makes a comment, a colleague who...

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Out of sight, out of mind? – Transgender People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

The LGBT Domestic Abuse Project and the Scottish Transgender Alliance have now published their research document surveying the levels and forms of domestic abuse to which transgender people are subjected,...

Helen G // 3 September 2010

Categories: Blog

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