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  • Pornography and Domestic Abuse:  Is there a link? Pornography and Domestic Abuse: Is there a link? 16 January 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Domestic abuse is all about power and control, thus the man that perpetrates power over his partner, in an abusive manner, has his views consolidated when he watches pornography.


    (Image taken from: www.one-in-four.com)


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  • 2017 Review 2017 Review 22 December 2017 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    What a year 2017 has been!
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  • Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors. Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors. 19 December 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Christmas offers no respite for domestic abuse victims or survivors.

    How can you help and support victims and survivors.
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  • DARVO - Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender DARVO - Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender 07 November 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    DARVO refers to a reaction perpetrators of wrong doing may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender." The perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim into an alleged offender.
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  • Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? 31 October 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    The Harvey Weinstein story exemplifies many of the issues that we set up First Man Standing to address. Abuse is much wider that Hollywood or Westminster. The stories and statistics are hard to read, but force us to face up to the reality that violence against women happens “in churches too”.
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  • 10 Traits that Characterise the Abusive Mentality 10 Traits that Characterise the Abusive Mentality 24 October 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    ‘He had originally denied the assault but when presented with video evidence changed his plea to guilty.’
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  • Sexual Harassment - conducive context 12 October 2017 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Revelations about the sexual harassment from Hollywood Producer, Harvey Weinstein, have not shocked some circles. Why is this?
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  • Christine's Story - Chap 2: The Escape 08 September 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    All along I had a very strong sense that God was telling me:

    1.It won’t work out as you’ve planned

    2.It will be like a roller coaster ride in the dark - all you will be able to do is hold onto me with both hands.
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  • Christine's Story - Chap 1: The Realization 08 September 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    The counsellor started to talk about the fact that my husband was using terms that abusive and controlling men use. Suddenly I saw it, I was shocked.
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  • Karma Nirvana Karma Nirvana 08 September 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    ​Karma Nirvana is a UK charity that supports victims (women and men) of honour based abuse and forced marriage. They also raise awareness and provide education particularly in secondary schools, colleges and universities. They lobby government and were instrumental in persuading Prime Minister David Cameron to criminalise forced marriage in 2014.
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