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2014-07-21 23:09:08

Anti-Harassment and Sensitivity Trainer Dr. Deena Pargman reveals Five Hot Summer Sexual Harassment Survival Strategies to keep Workplace Summertime Fun from turning into a hot Sexual Harassment mess. After fourteen years of working with people accused of sexual harassment, Dr. Deena Pargman offers practical strategies to survive the hot days of summer. ATLANTA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Deena Pargman, Ph.D., founder and CEO of DB Pargman Consulting LLC, reveals Five Hot Summer Harassment...

Kathryn "Kate" Clancy - professor of anthropology
2014-07-18 03:00:37

University of Illinois A survey of 142 men and 516 women with experience in field studies in anthropology, archaeology, geology and other scientific disciplines reveals that many of them – particularly the younger ones – suffered or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual assault while at work in the field. A majority of the survey respondents (64 percent) said they had experienced sexual harassment (inappropriate sexual remarks, comments about physical beauty or jokes about cognitive...

2014-07-14 23:06:13

Face Forward Foundation Focuses on Patients Moving Beyond Physical and Mental Scars Of Domestic Violence Through Reconstructive Surgery Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Face Forward Foundation, a charity that provides reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, will hold its most important fundraising and awareness-building event of the year, The Fifth Annual Gala, “A Venetian Masquerade.” This inspirational charity will raise funds with a goal of $500,000 for 2015...

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....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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