Marital Rape Is Still Legal

Her husband raped her. The state said it wasn't a crime.

Your Care

Domestic Violence Isn’t About Just Physical Violence – and State Laws Are Beginning to Recognize That

Intimate partner abuse isn't about just physical violence. It's about domination and control.

Self-Care & Mental Health

Hospitals Are Allowing Medical Students to Perform Pelvic Exams on Unconscious Women — Without Their Consent

It's 2021, and women are still being treated like property in this outrageous practice

Your Care

Domestic Violence Calls for Help Increased During the Pandemic – but the Answers Haven’t Gotten Any Easier

Doctors call the surge in intimate partner violence "a pandemic within a pandemic"

Your Health

US Has a Long History of Violence Against Asian Women

Harmful stereotypes of Asian women in American popular culture date back to at least the 19th century

Self-Care & Mental Health

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

My childhood abuse caused disordered eating and weight gain, but I learned how to heal

Real Women, Real Stories

Older Women Get Stalked, Too

No matter the victim's age, the harm is real

Self-Care & Mental Health

You Can't Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.

Real Women, Real Stories

Family and Friends Can Be Key to Helping End Domestic Violence, Study Suggests

COVID-19 is putting people at greater risk for domestic violence, but family and friends can be a lifeline.

Your Health

Domestic Violence Growing in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

As people across the country scrambled to buy toilet paper and extra canned food, millions of them had an additional set of stresses: worrying about being forced to stay at home, unable to get away from their abuser.

Your Health

PTSD and Sexual Harassment

With the recent accounts of sexual assault and harassment, it's important to remember that one of the most troubling and lingering results of a sexual assault is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Self-Care & Mental Health

#MeToo: Will It Help in the Long Run?

Will the recent focus on sexual harassment in the workplace help its victims and other women in the long run?

Work & Money

Tougher Gun Laws Reduce Domestic Violence Deaths

Stricter gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence murders, new research suggests.