Tag Archives: domestic violence

A domestic violence survivor explains why she didn’t leave

“Why did you stay?” It’s a question that often feels like blame to victims of domestic violence. You might as well be asking, “What’s wrong with you?” What’s wrong is that quite often the perpetrator has set a trap. Understanding why a victim stays in an abusive relationship is lesson No. 1 for understanding the dynamics of domestic violence. […]

‘My Body, My Voice': Maine women share their stories of reproductive coercion

Reproductive coercion. It’s a significant fear for many people in abusive relationships. And it’s rarely discussed publicly. So three area organizations brought “My Body, My Voice” — a readers’ theater production originally developed in 2010 to raise awareness about the use of reproductive coercion as a tactic of power and control — to the Next Generation […]

Mutt Knows Best holding event to raise money for domestic violence shelters, pets

Mutt Nose Best, a  Bangor-based dog products company will hold a 5K walk and run Saturday, Sept. 28 to raise money for area domestic violence shelters that need help accepting and sheltering pets along with their owners. According to a story in the Bangor Daily News publication, “The Weekly,” animals are abused in more than […]

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