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NFL Suspends Greg Hardy

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy received a 10-game suspension as a result of last year's domestic violence incident against his ex-girlfriend.
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Voices in the Dark

Austin Monthly - It’s midnight. Sixteen seconds into the…
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Ray Rice, the NFL, and What We Know About Domestic Violence

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The recent events and media coverage surrounding Ray Rice and the NFL have created a powerful swell of conversation about domestic violence. While we are outraged at the stories we hear daily at the Hotline, we are heartened by the support of so many people who recognize that there is no excuse for abuse.
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Violence is Never Okay (Or a Joke)

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Abuse in any relationship - whether it’s between family members, friends, or people in an intimate partnership - is not acceptable, no matter the “reasons” behind it or the gender of the people involved.
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The Hotline Believes Abuse is Never Acceptable

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You’ve probably been hearing about Ray Rice, the 27-year-old running back for the Baltimore Ravens. Rice has recently been charged with aggravated assault (a felony) against his fiancée, Janay Palmer. Here at the hotline, we’ve been watching Rice’s case unfold. No matter what happens with this individual case, we wanted to take this opportunity to reiterate that violence within a relationship is NEVER acceptable.
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Should Birth Control Sabotage Be Considered a Crime?

The Daily Beast The stereotype of women sabotaging birth control to secure a wealthy man is so pervasive that it is an official topic of discussion during the NBA’s weeklong orientation program for rookie players. But according to reports, women are more likely to be victims of birth control sabotage than men. Surveys conducted by anti-violence groups of survivors of domestic abuse have found contraception sabotage to be so widespread that there’s now a term for it: reproductive coercion.