Category: domestic violence

NCADV Receives Support from Madonna's Powerful Video on Gun Violence Prevention

Madonna today unveiled a powerful video for “God Control” from her new album Madame X. Directed by frequent Madonna video collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the visually-arresting video unites art and activism as it addresses the important topic of gun control. “God Control,” produced by Madonna and Mirwais, evokes the heady sound of the disco era, juxtaposing the unbridled freedom of dancing in a club with the brutal and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, June 26, 2019

What Most People Missed When They Watched “Lorena”

I recently watched “Lorena,” the Amazon miniseries documenting the relationship of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. For those who don’t remember, the Bobbitts became tabloid fodder in 1993 when Lorena cut John’s penis off after enduring years of rape and physical abuse. I found myself thinking about what had changed—and what had not changed—since 1993, and then stopped short (spoiler alert). One of the final scenes shows Bobbitt shooting at... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, February 26, 2019

NCADV Statement on Recent Article and the Definition of Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has received a number of inquiries about an April 2018 change to the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) website highlighted in a Slate opinion piece. Before the change, the website described domestic violence as an advocate would, which includes verbal abuse, economic abuse, and other forms of abuse that are common but may not be illegal. The website now references the statutory definition of domestic violence for Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community

Because the majority of the domestic violence awareness movement has focused on heterosexual relationships, members of the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the movement. However, recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts. 9 Quick Statistics about Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Quick Guide: Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month , an opportunity to educate people and raise awareness about sexual assault. Sexual violence refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. In the United States, 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime , and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will experience sexual violence victimization other than rape. With the recent #MeToo movement, sexual violence has never been such a large part of our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities: What to Know, Why It Matters, and How to Help

March is recognized as National Disability Awareness Month, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is taking an opportunity to raise awareness about people with disabilities who also experience domestic violence.  Six Facts About People with Disabilities and Domestic Violence Did you know ... People with disabilities have a higher lifetime prevalence of experiencing abuse than people without disabilities.  People with disabilities experience violent... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I Don't Know About You ... But Lately I'm Feeling Violated

Lately I am feeling violated with the online headlines that announce that the latest celebrity or politician has sexually abused someone.  When I can't sleep, memories of sexual abuse and torture I suffered as a young wife more than 30 years ago creep into my consciousness alive and well, playing themselves out as if it was yesterday.  I learned that the name for this is “Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)* which happens as the result of enduring complex trauma... Read More
at Thursday, January 18, 2018

NCADV Applauds Introduction of Fix NICS Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence applauds the introduction of the Fix NICS Act, led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to fix the broken background check system. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have come together in a demonstration of good governance and solidarity. The gun violence prevention movement and the gun lobby agree on one thing: we need to improve the submission of records into the National... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 16, 2017

NCADV Grieves with Sutherland Springs and Demands Action

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) grieves with the families in Sutherland Springs who lost loved ones to hateful violence and with a community that will spend years healing. We also extend our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for those wounded in the attack.   This morning,  NCADV Executive Director Ruth Glenn had this to say:     “Prohibiting all abusers, including dating abusers and stalkers, from possessing guns and requiring... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, November 6, 2017

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