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"I can't control adults and it's not my fault if adults decide to fight on their own!"
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Does 'RHOA' Star NeNe Leakes Support Violence Against Women?

Things got heated on a recent episode of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' when star Kenya Moore got into a yelling match with a friend's husband, calling his marriage to wife Natalie a sham. He became violent and Kenya says costar NeNe Leake's supported his aggressive behavior!

The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman
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The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman

In all of the media commentary and analyses of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, the focus was almost entirely on the three rules of evidence employed in deciding if George Zimmerman was guilty of murdering the teenage boy. These rules from least to most rigorous include:

What The Country Can Learn From the Connecticut School Shooting
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What The Country Can Learn From the Connecticut School Shooting

Our nation as a whole tends to stigmatize and minimize the reality and the extent of the impact of mental health issues on our country.  Mental health is always on the top of the list when budgets are slashed on local, state, and national levels.  Insurance companies are making excessive profits at the expense of families ability to afford services.  The latest trend with insurance companies is to increase deductibles and co-pays and charge exorbitant premiums making mental health services inaccessible to many.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Colorado Massacre [EXPERT]
The tragedy in Colorado offers some important lessons.
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How To Talk To Your Kids About The Colorado Massacre

We generally do not associate murder and mayhem with movies. Nor should we have to. But, I am always searching for teachable moments — even in life's most unexpected moments, no matter how wondrous or gruesome. It is my life's work and passion to identify them. And so, I suggest the following to parents:

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Sen. Barbara Boxer: "It's hard to believe we're having this conversation in 2012."
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Why Are Republicans Attacking The Violence Against Women Act?

Senate Democrats appear to be setting up a fight with the GOP over extending the Violence Against Women Act. Republicans wary about being branded anti-woman object to the inclusion of gays and illegals, and say the Dems are trying to score political points.

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One in five women has been raped in her life, says a new survey.
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5 Shocking New Facts About Rape

A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.

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Domestic Violence: Is It Just As Bad When A Woman Hits A Man?

Is domestic violence one area where a double-standard is justified? One writer argues that it is. In an article for BlissTree, Valerie Curnow says: "Usually I'm fiercely against double-standards, but I have to admit: I don't think that a woman hitting a man is the same thing as a man hitting a woman. Don't get me wrong: I'm anti-domestic violence (physical and emotional), or any violence for that matter, but I just don't believe that if a woman hits a man, the ramifications are the same as when the reverse happens." Should this double-standard exist?

How to survive in a world with violence
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How to survive in a world with violence

I think everyone has a reaction to the event that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011. Twenty -two year old Jared Loughner shot 19 people, six fatally! His actions prematurely took lives, shook the nation and caused government to pause and take notice. I’ve bore witness to a range of emotions – disbelief, anger, horror, hate, shame and even forgiveness. And some want to exact revenge, a scary notion. But what should we do?