Abusive Relationships

Why Do Women Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Maggie Currie | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are many, many reasons why women don't leave an abusive relationship. I believe that most of the reasons stem from fear. Most of the fears are understandable, but often irrational.

Abusive Relationships and Bias in Victim Treatment Programmes

Claire Meadows | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

My extensive experience of being involved in unhealthy relationships has permitted me to explore domestic violence in great detail. I have analysed the dynamics of such relationships and the traits of the couples involved as well as the causes of this unbearable behaviour that can have tragic consequences.

Triggered: On Trauma, Survival and Perpetrator Impunity

Bidisha | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

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.

From Despair to Hair: The Hidden Link Between Emotional Abuse and Home Beauty Remedies

Bidisha | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The thing that makes me sad is the despair and fear I see in my own eyes and body language. Sometimes I think I look exactly like what I am: a 35 year old woman who did not survive an abusive relationship. The thought of being found sexually attractive fills me with horror and the sheer terror that I might be set up to be knocked down again.

Worst TV Commercial Ever? Man Headbutts Wife In Violent Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An advert that promotes Portuguese social-events website Vai Bater (‘go hit’) might have just taken the ‘Best Use Of Violence Against Women’ t...

Rihanna & Chris Brown: Why Make Music Together?

Mary_McGill | Posted 22.04.2012 | Home

Rihanna once said she didn't want to be remembered solely for her disastrous relationship with Brown, which makes their duet all the more sickening and bizarrely misguided. Expecting pop stars to be moral guardians is often wishful thinking but in taking Brown to court and rebuilding her life, Rihanna became a hero to many young women.