Entries in the ‘Monthly’ Category:

April 2011: Between Two F-Words: Fathering and Feminism

Our monthly article for this month is a contribution by Autumn Willems, TCFV’s Project Connect Prevention Researcher. In her article titled “Between Two F-Words: Fathering and Feminism,” Andrea Doucet discusses the sometimes-tumultuous relationship between feminism and fathering, and how the gendered challenges that both men and women face are an important aspect to consider when […]

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March 2011: The Disposable Woman

In her article titled “The Disposable Woman” Anna Holmes ponders why the mainstream media has dismissed Charlie Sheen’s history of abusing women.  She suggests that his abusive behavior has been dismissed as “the antics of a ‘bad boy’…, a ‘rock star’ and a ‘rebel’.” Follow this link to read full article. The anti-violence world describes […]

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December 2010: Silence and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

This monthly article has to do with the silence that surrounds sexual assault on college campuses and in our society. The particular focus of this article is on men as victims of sexual violence. Click here to read full article. The author highlights the hope that exists for our community through the awareness, intervention and […]

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November 2010: Human rights teaching reduces bullying, study finds

This month’s article has to do with addressing root causes of violence. For many prevention advocates the thought of addressing root causes of violence seems like a huge and almost impossible endeavor. This article frames prevention work in a way that allows advocates and target populations to define their prevention work through the lens of […]

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October 2010: Krystal Ball Photos Vs. Scott Brown Cosmo Spread: A Serious Double Standard

Recently, political candidate Krystal Ball’s pictures were leaked to the media. The pictures were described as “racy” at best and were utilized to discredit Ball as she sought to make her ascension in the political sphere. Unfortunately, the tactic of labeling women as loose in order to discredit their work and keep them from gaining […]

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September 2010: The Cipher Project

As adults working with youth to prevent violence we often find ourselves telling teens what not to do. Primary prevention challenges us to take those good intentions to the next level and model a positive alternative and co-create spaces with youth where they can put their newly acquired skills into practice. The Cipher Project in […]

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August 2010: Mel Gibson and a “Teachable Moment” About Rape in Celebrity Media Culture

This month’s article is a contribution from Primary Prevention Facilitator Jeremy Flowers from the East Texas Crisis Center. Author, Activist, Educator, Jackson Katz examines the misogynistic behaviors of actor Mel Gibson that have been frequent in the media lately and explains why this is a “Teachable Moment.” He gives insight on beliefs of rape myths, […]

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June 2010: Cartoon Network plans major anti-bullying campaign

Recently the Cartoon Network has disclosed that they will be launching an anti-bullying campaign next fall. The campaign targets bystanders to take action against bullying and was prompted by a Cartoon Network poll which suggested that young people felt that while certain things like war and the economy were out of their control, they could […]

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May 2010: Universities looking for answers to ‘intimate partner’ violence

The recent murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love by her ex-boyfriend and fellow college student George Huguely has drawn attention to the ways in which the university could have prevented this tragedy from happening. In this article, the authors poignantly state “the most critical element in combating relationship violence will always be a […]

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April 2010: Another day of protest at Hawaii gov’s office

This month’s article has to do with a group of parents that are fed up with their children not receiving the education they deserve and are doing something about it. According to the article, parents are protesting the Hawaiian governor’s office because Hawai’i currently has the shortest school year in the nation due to the […]

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