Friday, September 12, 2014

The Power And Control Wheel - Practical Ways To Recognize Domestic Violence

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After reading the posts about the domestic violence incident involving Janay and Ray Rice, and while going through the #WhyIStayed hashtag that shared the stories of other abused women, I came across this image.

The Power and Control Wheel above shows how domestic violence is not only about physical and/or sexual abuse, but also involves a range of tactics of psychological, emotional and economic abuse.

Domestic violence is usually characterised by power and control, with an abuser controlling their victims through coercion and fear in order to get their own way. One of the main ways abusers control and intimidate their partners and family members is through psychological/emotional abuse.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Nigella Lawson's Husband Announces Divorce Via Newspaper

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Charles Saatchi announced yesterday that he was going to divorce his wife, Nigella Lawson. This is following on the heels of their public row last month, where he grabbed her throat [see pictures]. If he had tried to make the pictures look worse than the real thing, I think this move proves how serious the rift between the couple really is.