The National Intimate
Partner and Sexual Violence Survey claim to have more than 33% of women and one
in 12 men have encountered life-partner violence in their lifetime.
What would be a good idea for you
If you are charged with a domestic violence offence, you should seek advice immediately from experts like Marsh Blom Lawyers. You will be guided thoroughly and professionally which will make the things easier and smoother for you to handle properly.
Moreover, in case you’re
in a fix about what you can do to help, you should study the following tips.
Effective Measures to Stop Domestic Violence
Here are 7 points you can
adopt to help prevent domestic violence at home.
Know the warning signs
White, black, young, old,
rich, poor, educated, uneducated__ anyone can fall a prey to domestic violence
at home. Sometime viciousness starts from the get-go in a relationship and on
different occasions it takes months or even a long time to show up. On the
other hand, some warning signs happen to appear. Be careful about the red flags
an abuser may show anytime in a relationship:
Being envious of your companions or time spent away from your
Disheartening you from investing time away from your partner.
Humiliating or disgracing you.
Controlling every budgetary choice.
Making you feel remorseful for all the issues in the relationship.
Preventing you from working.
Deliberately damaging your property.
Undermining brutality against you, your pets or somebody you like
to gain obedience.
Pressurizing you to engage in sexual relations when you would
prefer not to.
Threatening you physically, particularly with weapons.
2. Don’t overlook it
Cops hear something very
similar from witnesses over and over—I heard/saw domestic violence but would
not like to get engaged. If you hear your neighbours involved in a violent situation,
call the police. This is your social and moral responsibility to keep your
society free of the evils like domestic violence. It could help to spare a life
in the end.
3. Hear out
If somebody ever opens
his heart to you that they are encountering domestic violence at home, tune in
without judgment. Accept what they are letting you know and ask how you can
help. Your patient and attentive listening will not only console their heart
but may also go a long way towards solving the issue sensibly.
4. Be available
If somebody you know is
intending to leave or is in fear that the violence may shoot up, be prepared to
help. Your cell phone should be with you with the ringer on, make sure your car
tank is full and talk about a runaway plan or meeting place early. Mind it that
your prompt availability counts a lot in many respects.
5. Keep the nearby shelter number
Nobody ever knows who may
need a haven in no time. Keep numbers to shelters and your cell phone is
equipped with the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
6. Check consistently as well as randomly
If a loved one or friend
is in peril, connect routinely to guarantee their security. You may keep in
touch off and on as well. It will keep the victim well boosted and motivated
all the time to face the things confidently.
7. Be empathic
violence will most likely be unable to research shelters, escape plans or set
up necessities like bank balances and mobile phones while living with their
abuser. Offer to do the legwork to help ease stress and keep things hush-hush.
Domestic violence in our
society is in full swing. To cope with it, we need to pursue some effective
The children of Chris Corley, who is accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her, can be heard screaming “just stop, Daddy” on a 911 call recording.
The 36-year-old South Carolina Republican representative has been charged with first degree domestic violence and pointing a firearm at a person.
The 911 call was made on December 26, and released by police to local media.
Chris Corley recently voted for legislation toughening punishments for domestic violence.
His children can be heard in a recording released to the Aiken Standard newspaper: “Just stop Daddy. Just stop…Daddy, why are you doing this?”
In a second call, a woman identified by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office as Chris Corley’s mother-in-law tells a dispatcher: “He beat his wife and he’s threatening to kill himself.”
Citing the arrest warrant, the Aiken Standard reports that Chris Corley hit his wife “about the head and face with a closed fist” before pointing a handgun at her. The violence was allegedly committed in front of an 8-year-old child.
The couple has three children.
Chris Corley told police his wife thought he was cheating on her, and he pushed her away when she attempted to strike him, the newspaper reports.
He is known for his efforts to keep the Confederate flag flying outside the South Carolina state house.
The flag was removed in July 2015 after the massacre of nine people in a black church in Charleston by white supremacist Dylann Roof.
During a debate on the issue last year Chris Corley suggested that the Confederate flag should be replaced with the white flag of surrender.
Chris Corley was released on a $20,000 bond and could face up to 15 years in jail if convicted of both charges.
Chris Brown has been told he is unlikely to be given a visa to perform in Australia because of his record of domestic violence.
The 26-year-old singer is scheduled to go on tour in Australia in December, and tickets are due to go on sale on September 28.
Chris Brown now has 28 days to appeal.
In 2009, Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna. He has toured Australia twice since, but the government is under pressure to refuse him this time.
Australia’s immigration department has issued a “notice of intention to consider refusal”, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.
Chris Brown has 28 days to present a case as to why he should be granted a visa, after which a final decision will be made.
Minister for Women Michaelia Cash, who was until recently assistant immigration minister, had urged Peter Dutton to take a stand on the issue.
“People need to understand, if you are going to commit domestic violence and you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, <<You cannot come in because you are not of the character that we expect in Australia>>,” Senator Michaelia Cash said.
The decision about chris Brown’s visa follows the government’s decision earlier this year to refuse a visa for world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather on similar grounds.
New Zealand has already ruled that Chris Brown is unsuitable for entry into the country.
Chris Brown may be blocked from entering Australia because of his domestic violence conviction.
The singer’s announcement last week he would tour in December sparked criticism on social media and an online petition.
The Federal government said on September 24 it was reviewing Chris Brown’s visa application in light of his conviction.
Australia’s Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, said the government was not afraid to “say no”.
“People need to understand, if you are going to commit domestic violence and you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, <<You cannot come in because you are not of the character that we expect in Australia>>,” Michaelia Cash said.
The senator’s comments were made at a press conference in Melbourne where PM Malcolm Turnbull announced a national domestic violence prevention program.
The review of Chris Brown’s visa follows the Australian government’s decision earlier this year to refuse a visa for world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather on similar grounds.
Floyd Mayweather, 37, had been booked for dinner and nightclub appearances in Sydney and Melbourne in January.
He has a criminal record, which includes serving two months in jail in 2012, after pleading guilty to an assault on his former partner in front of their children.
NFL boss Roger Goodell has said he “got it wrong” in dealing with the violence scandals that have plagued the American football league.
In his first public statement in a week, Roger Goodell apologized for his mistakes and pledged to implement new personal conduct policies.
“We strongly condemn and will punish behavior that is totally unacceptable,” he said.
He has faced calls to resign after a series of assaults involving players.
The commissioner said on Friday he had not considered stepping down and that he had the support of the team owners.
“We will get our house in order,” Roger Goodell said at a press conference in New York.
Roger Goodell announced the NFL plans to set up a new personal conduct committee and draft new rules for the league’s players and staff, which he hoped would be in place for the Super Bowl in early 2015.
The NFL, and Roger Goodell in particular, have been criticized over their handling of an abuse case involving running back Ray Rice from the Baltimore Ravens.
Roger Goodell has said he got it wrong in dealing with the violence scandals that have plagued the NFL
Roger Goodell initially banned Ray Rice for two games after video emerged of him punching his then-fiancée in the face and knocking her out in a lift in Atlantic City in February.
It was only after the video was posted online in August that Ray Rice was cut by the Ravens and banned from the league indefinitely by Roger Goodell.
“I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter,” he said on September 19.
“But now I will get it right and do whatever is necessary to accomplish that.”
The NFL has also come under fire for its handling of other abuse cases, including Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has been charged with child abuse in Texas after allegedly whipping his four-year-old son.
In recent days, some NFL sponsors have made public statements urging it to do more to address the issue.
On September 19, Procter & Gamble announced it was dropping an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the NFL.
“Domestic violence is completely unacceptable and we have strongly urged the NFL to take swift and decisive action to address this issue,” said a spokesman.
“Our decision to cancel this on field activity was related to this ongoing issue.”
Other sponsors like PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch have expressed concern. Women make up about 35% of the average television audience of games.
Roger Goodell said NFL staff would be required to undergo training on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault starting within 30 days.
Roger Goodell said the league will partner with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Arizona Cardinals’ running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police have said.
Jonathan Dwyer, 25, facing charges of aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, has been suspended from the team.
The charges are from two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child.
Jonathan Dwyer’s arrest comes after a recent spate of high profile assault incidents involving American football players.
Earlier this month Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely after a video emerged of him knocking out his then-fiancée.
After Ray Rice was suspended, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child-abuse charges.
Critics have been calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down after Ray Rice initially received just a two-game ban for his assault.
Earlier this week the league announced it is hiring four women as advisers on domestic violence.
Arizona Cardinals’ running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence (photo USA Today)
Across the country, outrage has been palpable.
Many fans have announced they are turning their backs on the NFL.
Fantasy leagues have been disbanded.
Even the league’s own television outlets, such as Fox, CBS and ESPN, have been sharply critical.
One of the counts against Jonathan Dwyer was “aggravated assault causing a fracture” against the 27-year-old woman.
Another count was for aggravated assault against a minor, said Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump.
Sergeant Trent Crump said police were called to Dwyer’s home on July 21 after neighbors reported a row.
They discussed the incident with the woman, but did not talk to Jonathan Dwyer, who was hiding in the home, said Sergeant Trent Crump.
The second physical altercation happened at Jonathan Dwyer’s home the following day.
After the woman was assaulted, Jonathan Dwyer took a shoe and threw it at the couple’s 18-month-old child, said the police officer.
The victim and the child have subsequent “fled the state” because of safety concerns, he added.
The Cardinals reacted to the arrest by announcing that Jonathan Dwyer has been suspended for this week’s games against the 49ers.
“We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully,” the team said in a statement.
“Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities. We will continue to closely monitor this as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available.”
E.L. James bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey took the world by storm, selling more than 3.2 million copies up to now.
Now, the novel is being offered as the subject of a course at American University (AU).
Sex educator and AU professor Stef Woods will teach “Contemporary American Culture: The 50 Shades Trilogy”, to 25 students starting in January, successfully turning popular culture into a subject of academia.
According to the Daily Beast, she will use the trilogy and related readings to tackle issues of domestic violence, female sexuality, and objectivity, as well as looking at how social media marketing is used in the promotion and success of contemporary novels.
Stef Woods outlined the curriculum on her blog, City Girl, which will ask students to critically analyze and answer questions like “Evaluate the relationship in the book in light of our readings on domestic violence.”
“Are the leads in the trilogy in a healthy or abusive relationship? Why or why not?”
And also, “What was the role of social media in perpetuating the trilogy’s success? If you were in charge of marketing the upcoming movies, how would you utilize social media?”
The class already has a waiting list full of senior honor students, and at least 22 are female and are enrolled in the school or communications or are studying sexuality, according to Stef Woods.
Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy becomes subject of a course at American University
According to the Daily Beast, “students will also be asked to rewrite one of the introductory chapters, before Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey consummate their relationship, with an aim to improving it”.
Stef Woods argues that editing and sub-editing are useful tools ‘in almost any job’.
“Someone who has just graduated will be tasked with editing and proofreading and reviewing over and over again for their superiors in the office,” she said.
American University isn’t the only education institution to recognize “what’s driving American culture and how to study that critically”, Stef Woods added.
The Daily Beast noted that Brown University’s fall 2012 course Human Sexuality in a Social Context used Fifty Shades of Grey alongside Foucault’s The History of Sexuality and Mary Roach’s science journalism book Bonk, in the required reading.
Meanwhile the American Studies department Macalester College includes Hunger Games: Map and Mirror for the 21st Century, and the University of Delaware’s English department offers Fighting the Future From The Hunger Games to The Matrix: The Dystopian Tradition in the 21st Century.
“I love when people incorporate social media and pop culture because that’s how the field is ever evolving. It makes academia more relevant; you want something that resonates with students and inspires them to think in different ways,” said Stef Woods.
As for the books’ explicit content, she said: “This is not a sex-shop book club. We’re not looking at how these characters can inspire us to expand our sexual boundaries… We’re looking at overall themes.
“We’re not doing dramatic readings, we’re not discussing personal preferences- mine or theirs.”
Stef Woods recently told the student newspaper, The Eagle: “No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has.
“It never crossed my mind to use another book for a case study.”
Dr. Shira Tarrant, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach, supports Stef Woods decision.
“That’s the world we live in, and it serves us well to know how to make sense of it with an awareness of gender, class, race, age, capitalism, and – of course – sexuality,” she said.
Police were called after Lindsay Lohan got into a “violent fight” with her mother Dina in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
According to TMZ, law enforcement officers arrived at Dina Lohan’s Long Island home after receiving a complaint alleging that Lindsay was “being held against her will by Dina and her driver”.
Lindsay Lohan is alleged to have “sustained a cut on her leg” in the scuffle which happened after mother and daughter went to a nightclub together in New York City.
Lindsay Lohan, 26, and Dina, 50, left at 4:00 a.m. and “began arguing in the car”, before the row escalated and “became physical”.
TMZ also report that a bracelet belonging to Lindsay Lohan was broken and “some property damage” occurred in the fallout.
The 911 call was treated as a “domestic violence” call by police, who took a Domestic Incident Report but made no arrests.
Police were called after Lindsay Lohan got into a “violent fight” with her mother Dina
According to the New York Post, the 911 call drew a “small army” of police to the house around 8:15 a.m.
Witness John Scalesi told the newspaper: “She [Lindsay] was yelling <<I’ve had enough of this!>>”
Nassau police Inspector Kenneth Lack told the newspaper: “It was just a verbal dispute in the vehicle. It was an argument between Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina.
“Lindsay called her father and her father called police.”
Michael Lohan confirmed to the newspaper that Lindsay and Dina had been arguing in the car, but added: “It was a hell of a lot more than that.”
A photograph was taken earlier in the evening showing Lindsay Lohan in good spirits while posing with a random clubgoer at Electric Room, nightclub.
Lindsay Lohan, who appeared happy in relaxed in New York at the weekend, has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, despite trying to put her career back on track with Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick.
Most recently, she accused a fellow partygoer at a Manhattan nightclub of assaulting her after a late night out.
Dina Lohan has not managed to escape controversy herself, recently appearing on psychologist Dr. Phil’s TV show, where she slurred her words and appeared agitated.
She even flipped her middle finger at the TV host after he became frustrated with her seeming inability to answer his questions directly.
Dina Lohan strongly denied the accusations, telling TMZ: “I don’t care what it looks like. I’m fine and I don’t care what anyone says.”
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