Abuse

There's Another Kind of Death and Resurrection That Has Nothing to Do With Religion

Liberty Forrest | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

I know because I've done it. I've resurrected myself from some pretty horrific situations. Re-invented myself many times. Started fresh. Changed so much about myself and my life, I find it difficult to recognise who I used to be.

Women Who Eat On Tubes Facebook Group Accused Of 'Bullying & Intimidating'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE Ladies, Let's Do Lunch: Backlash Begins Against Women Who Eat On Tubes Facebook Group A Facebook group dedicated to publishing photographs o...

Invisible Scars - A Conversation With a Victim of Domestic Abuse

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Milly still catches herself doing things the way her former husband liked them done. "I can now see the extent to which I adjusted myself over the years to accommodate him, I even had to watch myself during the school run and not chat to other mums because I knew he would quiz me about it..

How Can a Teacher Treat a Young Autistic Boy in This Way?

Jo Worgan | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I happened to read a story, which has now gone viral about an 11 year old boy with autism, living in Michigan who while sat in his classroom got his head stuck in a chair. This in itself is most upsetting but what upset and made me feel both anger and disgust was the teacher's reaction to this incident.

Harrowing Sketches From North Korean Defector Show Hellish Scenes Of Torture, Starvation & Death (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Harrowing sketches depicting torture, starvation and death in a North Korean prison have been published in a UN report into human rights abuses. T...

Women's Work - Camilla Carr and Alla Little. Valuable Life Lessons From Kidnap, Torture And Abuse.

Andy Law | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Andy Law

If you spotted Camilla Carr and Alla Little in a café drinking lattés, chatting, giggling and sharing photos on their smartphones, you might think they were friends out shopping and catching up on old times. You wouldn't think they were discussing their imminent talk to corporate bigwigs about How To Cope - when kidnapped, threatened with execution, mentally tortured, raped and treated like an animal.

Dealing with Internet Hate: Ten Tips

Gregor Smith | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

When I wrote last week's blog post, about why antifeminism ought to be viewed in a better light, I expected it to be controversial (although I wrote it because I thought it needed to be said, not because of any desire to 'be controversial'). This led to tweets from people on both sides of the debate... So, whether you're a fellow blogger, a standard Facebook or Twitter user, or even a politician, here are my personal tips for dealing with the anger of the internet.

Rape: What Can Britain Do About It?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Unfortunately, as humans, if we have a notion that a crime can be gotten away with, then the incidence of that crime will be reflected in that belief; a virtue all too common place in sexual violence.

London Doctor Accused Of Carrying Out Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

A doctor is set to be grilled by the medical watchdogs, accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a patient. Dr Sureshkumar Vallabhdas P...

Nigella: Saatchi 'Threatened To Destroy Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Nigella Lawson has claimed Charles Saatchi threatened to "destroy" her and she endured a "summer of bullying and abuse", the TV chef told a jury heari...

Child Exploitation and Gangs: Our Teenagers Need Support

Matthew Reed | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Matthew Reed

The scale of sexual violence experienced by young women and girls, in particular those who have some association with gangs, is shocking. But what is particularly worrying is that many of the professionals tasked with keeping young people safe are repeatedly failing them.

Mother Who Burnt Off Son's Nipples And Penis Jailed

Huffington post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

A mother who burnt off her son's nipples and penis with a lighter has been jailed for 30 years. Christine Gelineau, 53, from Massachusetts, beat an...

Why I Need Feminism

Paul M. Davies | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

Feminism shouldn't be a gendered concern. By this I mean that feminism shouldn't be something that only women care about. As a man, I don't profess to need feminism as much as my female friends. I'm not the one being held back because of my gender, or having obscenities thrown at me in the streets...

Human Traffickers Will Get Life Sentences In Tough Crackdown On Slavery (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Human traffickers will be given life sentences in the worst cases, under new sanctions to tackle slavery in the UK, in new legislations planned by min...

Government Fund for Adopters - Commendable or Glaringly Inadequate?

Ben Acheson | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Abuse and neglect have obvious emotional, physical and psychological costs. The monetary impact is more challenging to analyse and anyone who does so risks vitriolic accusations of being as cold, insentient and azoic as the calculator used to make their estimates.

The Ask.fm Disaster

Danielle Lowe | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

I now no longer feel comfortable using ask.fm after I received threats and abuse that lead me to want to end my own life. I don't know whether they were doing it as some sick joke, they knew me personally or just hurl abuse at 'the twitter left'.

Triggered: On Trauma, Survival and Perpetrator Impunity

Bidisha | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bidisha

Despite the care I take not to trigger others, yesterday I managed to trigger myself. A man whom I know to be a woman-abuser, as I was one of his victims, is appearing at a cultural event on a day which overlaps my own attendance there. A colleague mentioned him and I felt like I'd been shot.

Workplace Bullying, Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: It's True, Your Boss Can Give You PTSD

Malory Nye | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malory Nye

Thankfully, the issue of bullying, abuse and harassment at work has become firmly acknowledged in many respects in recent years. The psychological harm this can cause to someone at work is recognised, but it is still rare that such harm is understood in terms of PTSD.

Could Twitter's Verified Accounts Be the Answer to Stopping Tweet Threats?

Mark Wilson | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Perhaps Twitter should consider looking at verified accounts in a completely different way... maybe it should be a compulsory part of signing up for an account. If you've handed over government issued identification papers during sign-up (driving license, passport etc) to prove who you are, you're significantly less likely to start sending out death threats - unless you're stupid.

Haters Gonna Hate, Trolls Gonna Troll

Tom Ward | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

Criticism is great and without it there'd be a lot less motivation for humans to push themselves and keep coming up with better films, better ways of farming, better cars and better air travel, but empty, meaningless remarks don't help anyone. And if the authors of such remarks are being honest, it doesn't help them either.

Generation Troll: Twitter Abuse and Explaining Yourself to Mum and Dad

Luke Massey | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Luke Massey

his week we found out that sending grotesque abuse online isn't that fun when your mum finds out about it. And it made me wonder... how will online behaviour change when all of our parents are online, or rather when we are the parents online?

A 'Report Abuse' Button on Twitter Will Create More Problems Than It Solves

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

We should be careful what we wish for. A button will not, alone, rid Twitter (or the wider world) of mysogyny and abuse. These are complex issues that will take more than a button to resolve. But 'report abuse' buttons have been known to be widely abused on other networks.

Ban Rape Porn Now, Says Women's Rights Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

Porn that simulates women being raped and glamourises the act - even if parties are consenting - should be made illegal, a coalition of campaigners ha...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien To Leave Scotland For 'Spiritual Renewal'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who admitted that his sexual conduct had "fallen beneath the standards" expected of him, "will be leaving Scotland f...

Rendering Children Obese Is Child Abuse

William J. Furney | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
William J. Furney

An Oxford Dictionary definition of the word "abuse" is to "use or treat in such a way as to cause damage or harm." There is no mistaking the stark facts: childhood obesity leads to horrors such as various cancers, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression and many more.