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2014-07-02 04:20:58

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. According to a study published online Monday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, dating violence among adolescents was also strongly associated with alcohol, illicit drug use and depression ("Dating Violence Among Male and Female Youth Seeking Emergency Department Care")...

2014-06-04 08:39:45

Women Affected More than Men; Sexual Harassment Is Most Common WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 50% of Americans under the age of 35 have been bullied, harassed or threatened online, or know somebody who has, according to a new poll published today exposing the ugly underbelly of social media. Women are targeted more often than men, and Facebook is by far the most common forum for such harassment. The poll, released by Rad Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies and Craig...

Domestic Violence Victims More Likely To Be Smokers
2014-05-05 03:30:58

Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Women who experienced physical or sexual violence perpetrated by their partner were 58 percent more likely to be smokers One third of women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of their intimate partners with consequences from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, to sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Now, in a new study in 29 low-income and middle-income countries,...

2014-05-02 23:09:37

Date rape, sexual harassment and campus assault are issues all over the world. This new 'wearable tech' personal safety accessory line, which can be used by women anywhere in the world, offers women one more tool for protection. Singapore (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 To help women combat harassment and easily alert emergency contacts when they face threats to their personal safety, JWT Singapore, in support of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), has launched the...

2014-04-24 16:28:57

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 237,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year. That is one every two minutes. Emergency physicians are often the first people to see a sexual assault survivor in the minutes and hours following an attack. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d "In many cases, we are not only responsible for treating the patient for injuries," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency...

2014-04-14 23:04:44

An international initiative, “Put Yourself in Her Shoes” invites men to gather together for a day and take to the streets wearing high heels to help stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Topical BioMedics is lending support to the first “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event of the year taking place in their region, New York’s Hudson Valley. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 "Put Yourself in Her Shoes™” invites men to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®” and take...

2014-03-28 23:26:01

Washingtonian Top Plastic Surgeon and Owner of Walker Plastic Surgery to Chair Annual Event to Fight Domestic Violence Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Rondi Walker, MD joins Knock Out Abuse as Chairwoman following 18 years of fundraising, involvement, and support for the organization. The annual event, which is scheduled for November 13 this year, benefits the fight against domestic violence, and draws internationally-respected professionals and dignitaries to join the worthy cause....

2014-03-20 20:22:01

Initiative Supports Victims of Extreme Forms of Gender-Based Violence and Creates Global Criminal Justice Responses in India, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and other countries WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, today presented a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence...

2014-03-07 16:21:25

DENVER, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net) is proud to launch the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net) on International Women's Day (8 March 2014). This campaign aims to raise US$1 million in aid of the U.S.A.'s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org) and The Pixel Project while highlighting the important role men and boys play in stopping Violence Against Women (VAW)....

2014-03-06 16:25:13

New Documentary Shows Honor Violence Persists In All Parts of the World, Including US, UK and Canada WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence - including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation (FGM), and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, Muslim women and human rights activists will address the issue at...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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