#metoo and #timesup: Digging deeper across movements

There’s a “regular” #metoo/#timesup movement and then there are some that have splintered off. It reminds me of when I was asked to talk about domestic violence in specific populations after a “basic” domestic violence training. Some thought there were unique concerns that needed to be addressed separately for specific populations and others thought those concerns, and the populations, should be incorporated into the larger … Continue reading #metoo and #timesup: Digging deeper across movements

Gun Control is Only Part of the Solution: On Mass Shootings in the U.S.

Yesterday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon has my social media feeds full of calls for gun control. They are also full of statements about people with varying mental health statuses. Psychos, sociopaths. “Your prayers aren’t enough,” many are saying. I wholeheartedly agree. In the U.S., this pretty much happens all the time. That’s what everyone has been saying and it’s so true. … Continue reading Gun Control is Only Part of the Solution: On Mass Shootings in the U.S.

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Another Engaging Men Workshop, Another Abusive Experience

I presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma on August 24, 2015, where I also attended many workshops. One was about engaging men, as several usually are these days. I’ve written quite a bit about efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women and girls. My writing about this is known to take the form of critique. As with my MPA … Continue reading Another Engaging Men Workshop, Another Abusive Experience

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I’m Disappointed In My (White) Friends

Many of my friends disappoint me. Today, devastate may be a more accurate term. Here’s the deal. Some of my white friends have in no way, 0%, showed any support at all for the #blacklivesmatter movement. Not even an acknowledgement said in passing to me. It’s like it doesn’t exist to them. Which is impossible. My friend Stacia and I talk about the pressure to be … Continue reading I’m Disappointed In My (White) Friends

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The Movement to End Domestic Violence: Ugly Truths

In 2005, a young colleague and I set out to write about the “Battered Women’s Movement” as we experienced it in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region. While we no longer use such language, in looking back and re-reading this never-finished analysis (we kept on keeping on), I find it so very interesting and relevant ten years later. Our lives and careers have advanced, but has … Continue reading The Movement to End Domestic Violence: Ugly Truths

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Call for Submissions: “On Violence” Issue of Project Intersect

Get ready for Project Intersect’s 2nd issue, On Violence. This issue will focus on understandings of VIOLENCE in the context of approaches to radical earth, animal, and feminist liberation. As many of you know, this is my heart work, this is my passion, this is “what I do” – I cannot wait to explore your submissions with the founder and editor of Project Intersect, Jacqueline Morr. Contact me with … Continue reading Call for Submissions: “On Violence” Issue of Project Intersect