Monthly Archives: October 2015

He swore he never hurt his child…

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He swore he never hurt his child

though his wife did drive him to drink

to cope with her inadequacies

and lying ways

He swore he never hurt his child

when he threw the dinner dishes in her face

after another ruined meal

he made sure the kid wasn’t hit

He swore he never hurt his child

he was too young to understand

couldn’t know the meaning

when he called his mom a lying whore

He swore he never hurt his child

it wasn’t his fault his wife was no good

and couldn’t be trusted

she brought it on herself

He swore he never hurt his child

he never saw the things he forced her to do at night

though he may of heard

his mother’s cries and screams

He swore he never hurt his child

the bruises, broken bones and cigarette burns

were what…

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Why?

Artists4Peace

why
is
the
suffering
of
females
seen
as
culturally
unimportant

why
is
violence
against
females
considered
to
be
their
OWN
fault

why
are
males
ALLOWED
to
constantly
rape
beat
and
kill
females

why
are
women
forced
to
live
their
entire
lives
in
a
war
zone
where
the
enemy
is
everywhere

why
do
women’s
movements
have
to
be
restricted
for
their
own
safety

America
is
not
the
Home
of
the
Free

not
if
you’re
females

it’s
a
prison
with
invisible
bars

by hitandrun1964

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5 Things that MEN can do to stop violence against women and children

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  1. STOP, take a breath. Think before you act.

  2. Ideally you shouldn’t be drinking and doing drugs BUT if you do…Don’t make decisions while your judgement is impaired.

  3. Ask yourself,  “Is this person I’m about to hit smaller than me? someone I love?”

  4. Teach your sons to respect women and live as an example.

  5. Don’t be a silent observer of abuse by others.

~Brian

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Women Who Think Too Much is FREE in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Review by Michelle Marie
Wonderful book! I recommend Women Who Think Too Much, I am a woman who thinks too much. I love this author and her style of writing. I think she has so many wonderful insights and also I found myself laughing because I identify with this book so much. I know you will love it too!

Review by Jenn on Aug. 08, 2014 FIVE STARS
This book should be required reading as part of the high school curriculum. I made a couple of these “slips” early on, but thankfully avoided the worst of it thanks to some very strong and frank women in my life. However, I’ve had many friends who have had to learn the hard way–or never learned, and it’s heartbreaking to watch and so unnecessary.
Thank you, Jeanne, for the very straightforward advice and important reminder for all of us. Speaking of that, I…

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Croatia Bracing For Electoral Tug of War

Croatia, the War, and the Future

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Announcing Croatian General Elections Photo: Screenshot dnevnik.hr 5 October 2015President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
Announcing Croatian General Elections
Photo: Screenshot vijesti.hr 5 October 2015

On 8 November 2015, Croats will for the first time ever get a taste of a preferential voting system in their parliamentary elections. Voters will be able to circle the name of their preferred candidate on the List they vote for. Preferential votes will be valid for those candidates who receive at least 10% of the List total vote. Voter turnout hasn’t been great in the past and one wonders whether the newly installed preferential voting together with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic’s appeal to the nation, particularly to the young and those who have stayed away from casting their vote at past elections, to vote and thus partake in the decision for the country’s future would change for the better the voter turnout on 8 November?
The fate of our Croatia will be in your hands on…

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Code Purple: Day Six

Sister, I am with you 200%. I am impressed with your writing. I invite you to visit my blog, Idealisticrebel. Hugs,
Barbara

In Potentia.

You saw me
as a blank page
you could draw upon—
jagged lines of expectation.
Circles always closing.
Shadows drawn between us.
My face blurred
in charcoal.
Your hands smudged
across my throat.
You are so high
and I am falling
through every color
I once held.
There are threats
written all around me.
My hands cannot erase
where you have touched.
I can only paint over
and over them,
tracing each jagged line
as soft flesh taut over jutting bone.

©2015 Jessica Stephenson All Rights Reserved

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