Take Action Against Sexual Assault: Important Steps to Recovery
Being sexually assaulted can take its toll in many harmful ways. Fortunately, there are ways to take action, recover and live a normal life again. These steps may be helpful in healing from sexual assault wounds.
Child abuse is one of the most horrible and damaging forms of domestic violence, and the effects can last a lifetime. There are four main recognized categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Some signs overlap between the four forms and others do not, but it is critically important for everyone to know the signs so caregivers, educators and neighbors can take action to potentially save a life.
Let's face it: female real estate agents can be vulnerable to harm from prospective buyers, as evidenced by news reports of women kidnapped, sexually assaulted and/or murdered by someone who passed themselves off as a legitimate buyer.
To keep yourself safe, it's important that you take proactive steps to guard against potential predators. Here are a few ideas.
By the time the first Winter Olympics were held, women had already won the right to events of their own but could only compete in figure- and pairs-skating. Women of today have many more opportunities and their presence at Winter Olympic games grows with every year it's held. Along with their sisters in history, they set an example of perseverance and are an inspiration for hard work paying off even if you're the first of a kind or fall short of the gold medal.
As with any social movement, the fight for gender equality has a history of courageous leaders, all of whom had to fight for every achievement they earned. But it paid off, because their words and actions continue to inspire a new generation of leaders through famous quotes. Keep reading to find your own inspiration in these strong women quotes.
This winter has been cold, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors or pay high heating bills. Here are eight winter life hacks will make your life a little easier during the cold months:
There are countless shopping websites available, and new ones being set up every day. Some sites do not have all of their web pages encrypted. Other sites have security breaches that result in thousands of customer accounts being exposed. You have to protect yourself first and not expect every website to be secure. Review 4 tips to stay safe while shopping online.
With an all too usual dose of daily sexual assault charges, it’s easy to get swept up in the headlines. A conveyor belt of Hollywood A-List celebrities, political pundits, congressmen.
If twenty-four-hours were to pass without a single ranking member of the glitterati being popped for sexual assault, it would feel…strange. For so many, the overwhelming sentiment is, “finally...we’re being heard.”
Shopping can be difficult, and with Christmas right around the corner, you may be struggling with what to buy the ladies in your life. The greatest gift anyone can give is peace of mind, for both your loved ones and yourself. So, here are some gift ideas for that special someone, mom, daughter or any “her” you’ll be considering this holiday season.
Being aware of what is going on around you, otherwise known as 'situational analysis', is one of the most basic steps you can take in staying safe. And no, you don't have to be a Hollywood superhero or ex-military expert to succeed at developing this skill. It takes time and practice, but is well
worth the effort.
No matter the profession, no matter the struggles, no matter the strengths, there is a book for every woman paving their way through the workplace. Here are the top five that you should know:
The waking aftermath of irresponsible drinking can range from a nasty hangover to assault or something much worse. Ideally, drinking is healthy social tool, but can easily spin out of control. Here are some effective, simple tips that will keep you having fun while staying out of trouble.
Do you feel you can defend yourself when it counts? When push comes to shove, do you think you can survive in the crucial moments before help arrives? We’ve all heard the statistics. One in three women will experience some form of violence by their partner. 29% of sexual assault victims were attacked while traveling or running errands. This list goes on and on and on, yet while the facts seem inconceivable, let’s not be delusional - we’re all subject to the statistics. It’s more important than ever for women to know the most effective and basic self-defense techniques. Highlighted below are some simple, yet effective self-defense techniques every woman should know.
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many people, and going out to house parties, bars or clubs are popular ways to celebrate the occasion. It’s great to have fun, but it’s important to stay safe while you’re doing so. All the people going out on Halloween means that there’s a greater risk of sexual assaults and other dangers, especially for young women, who are at a 51 percent greater risk when going out to parties and other events. Remember these four Halloween safety tips to avoid potential issues.
It’s always smart to prepare for a worst-case scenario, and although no one likes to imagine themselves as the victim of an assault, it can happen to anyone. Women, in particular, are at risk, and 1 in 6 American women
go through an attempted or completed sexual assault in their lifetime.
Female CEOs are rare on the Fortune 500 list. Only 32 Fortune 500 companies (or 6.5%) have a woman in charge. These female CEOs are the best of the best. They lead their respective fields with dignity, strength, and unwavering vision.
From the time our kids are young, we tell them “no.” No, you can’t dress up the dog as a unicorn. No, don’t flush the iPhone. No more fries. Bottom line, we need to teach our sons to listen to that word “no.” Every sexual assault begins with the failure to hear it.
When an attacker puts you into a potentially life-or-death situation, AlertSquad can literally save your life by alerting your friends, family and the authorities to your situation and giving them your exact location. But what do you do in the few, key minutes while you wait for help? Survive. And here's how.
There is an incredible amount of marketing hype surrounding pepper spray. Each manufacturer wants to grab their share of customers who purchase this self-defense product. All pepper sprays are functionally the same product, just in different containers. However, there are some striking differences in the raw materials used to make the best pepper spray that make all the difference in its effectiveness when you need to quickly subdue an attacker.
Originally launched in the mid-1990s as an email service by entrepreneur Craig Newmark, Craigslist has quickly become the world's most popular classified advertisement site. According to StatisticsBrain, it receives more than 20 billion views every month, making it the 72nd most popular website. On Criagslist, users can post classified ads for jobs, employment, services, gigs, items and more.
These five women were among the toughest people in recorded history. Facing insurmountable odds, they stood up for themselves and their people. These women inspired generations of women and men alike. They each had their shares of both victory and defeat, but their courage never waned.
“Get the Hell Out!”
Lots of things can happen on a run. What Kathrine Switzer saw when a race official grabbed her and tried to rip off her marathon bib was one of the angriest faces she’d ever seen. “Get the hell out of my race!” he screamed.
Meeting people online makes dating easier than ever before, and you can break the ice with someone special much easier. Online dating apps do have their dangers, however, and you shouldn't let your guard down too easily. If you drop all common sense, you abandon your ability to protect yourself from complete strangers.
One of the more common concerns that women have when traveling alone is in regards to safety. The worry is understandable: you're in an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people, and everything around you is brand new. How are you supposed to know where to go and how to stay safe?
Listening to that inner voice. That gut feeling when entering a new and daunting situation. Your instincts are what keep you out of trouble. Staying conscious about your surroundings may seem obvious, but what does that even mean? Here are a few key tips to help foster your sense of awareness as a new student approaching your first year of college.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about rape and sexual assault, and many of them tend to shift the blame to victims and survivors. Here are some common myths we'd like to dispel.