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Kathleen Gallagher

I Was Stalked for 2 Decades Before It Was a Crime

My experience helped pass the first anti-stalking laws in the United States

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Marital Rape Is Still Legal

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

Can't stand it anymore

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.

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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

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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

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

The hidden epidemic within the disability community

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

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

Older Women Get Stalked, Too

Older Women Get Stalked, Too

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

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

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.

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

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.

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