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Category Archives: Culture

The Jewish divorce certificate gave women the right to remarry, but some men used it rule over women

For centuries Jewish religious leaders have insisted that in order for a divorce to be legal, the husband must write a certificate of divorce. The essential words in the certificate were “You are free to marry any man”. Jews call this divorce certificate a ‘get’ – it is a Hebrew word unrelated to our English …

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Why men abuse women and what makes them stop – by Barry Goldstein

Courts Must Learn Basics about Domestic Violence Four decades after domestic violence first became a public issue [in the USA] our courts still don’t understand the causes and effective responses to domestic violence. Attempting to resolve DV cases without fundamental DV knowledge is like sending children to unregulated daycare; we keep seeing avoidable tragedies in …

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Resistance and backlash to social change

If you are working to promote social change, you can expect to meet resistance. Resistance may occur in any setting (e.g. a local church, or the Christian community at large). It may come from individuals or collectively, and from men or women. When it comes to social change, people (and organisations) are on a continuum, …

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How society can prevent domestic abuse (Don Hennessy series part 11)

Don Hennessy says: We need to find a way to challenge the tolerance of male sexual entitlement which is endemic in our society. This goal is the only one not supported by the skilled offender. (208*)   The issue that limits most of us is that the reality of intimate partner abuse is beyond our belief. …

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Society has been hoodwinked by men who abuse their female intimate partners (Don Hennessy series part 7)

The psychephiles who befriend women in order to abuse them in long-term relationships have hoodwinked us all. Skilled offenders are clever enough to be ahead of all of us and to be able to orchestrate our responses at every turn.  (How He Gets Into Her Head by Don Hennessy, p 100 [affiliate link*] )  The Bible talks …

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Survivor’s story in response to Texas church shooting — a guest post

While driving about this morning, I listened to a radio interview about the shooter who killed and hurt people in a church in Texas. It turns out this man had a history of domestic abuse that the military forgot to report onto his permanent record. This error made it possible for him to continue to purchase …

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