Topic: abuse

I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault Is A Site Every Parent Should See

I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault Is A Site Every Parent Should See

I believe you. It’s not your fault. 

The sentiment seems obvious enough, but it’s one that survivors of abuse don’t often hear. There is surviving the experience of abuse or harassment, then there is the debilitating isolation that comes from feeling like you have no one to turn to for help. A few simple words can make a world of difference to someone who has been violated – especially a young person. More »

This VH1 Anti-Bullying PSA Isn’t Charming, Or Cute, Or Helpful

This VH1 Anti-Bullying PSA Isn't Charming, Or Cute, Or Helpful

If someone posts this on your Facebook Feed, you have my permission to delete them, or tell them to go straight to hell, or slowly and carefully explain to them why this video does nothing to solve the horrible and widespread bullying problem that affects so many young kids today. It’s amazing that this video was even produced, much less is being spread around like it’s actually a “good message” for the youth of today. More »

Here Are A Few Really ‘Bad Moms’ And I Think It’s Time We Think Of A New Label

Here Are A Few Really 'Bad Moms' And I Think It's Time We Think Of A New Label

Moms are allowed to have a sense of humor. We’re kidding when we call ourselves “bad.” Failing at crafts and Pinterest does not make you a bad mother. Neither does not shopping organic, feeding your kids fast food occasionally, or complaining that motherhood is boring.

Here are some really bad moms – just to clear up any confusion the Internet may have with the label. More »

Awful Teacher Locked Kid In Closet For ‘Playing Too Much’ – Then Went Home Sick For The Day

Awful Teacher Locked Kid In Closet For 'Playing Too Much' - Then Went Home Sick For The Day

Let’s do that thing where you guys tells me all the reason why homeschooling is so great again because stories like these make me want to never put my own kid on that big yellow bus again. A teacher in Memphis, Tennessee locked a FIVE-YEAR-OLD (Not that this would be OK with a kid of any age, but five? I have ketchup that is older than five-years-old!) in a closet because according to the little girl, she was “playing too much.” More »

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Wants You To Know That His Hands Around His Wife’s Neck Are Just ‘A Playful Tiff’

Nigella Lawson's Husband Wants You To Know That His Hands Around His Wife's Neck Are Just 'A Playful Tiff'

Charles Saatchi had a violent argument with his wife Nigella Lawson that resulted in his hands around her neck at a restaurant. In the paparazzi pictures, Nigella appears “petrified” and “helpless” to quote other reports. Onlookers describe her as crying and “scared.” But husband of the year Charles wants you to know that these are all just signs of a “playful tiff” between married folks. “Playful tiffs” do not include crying and neck grabbing. Like ever. More »