Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Women that Kill, Abuse and Torture

We have struggled to comprehend the origins of female violence, painting female serial killers as reluctant sidekicks or psychotic femmes fatales. That needs to change. By Katharine Quarmby  From  Mosaic 2 June 2016 It’s the visit that we all hope we’ll never experience. The police arrive at your home to tell you that a family member has been murdered. For Marian Partington, 20 years of not knowing what happened to her sister Lucy ended with one such visit on a Saturday morning in March 1994. Lucy disappeared in December 1973 while waiting for a bus in Cheltenham. She was 21 years…

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What I wish happened when I got bullied

‘Whatever form it takes, bullying all boils down to a struggle for power, to the need to feel dominant’  Raisa Serafica @raisaserafica Published 10:03 AM, December 22, 2018      I don’t look back at my high school experience with fond memories as most of my friends do. It was in second year high school when I was bullied.  It wasn’t the typical form of bullying. I wasn’t kicked or punched in the face, nor was I publicly teased or mocked. No – my classmates were far more creative than most bullies. It all started when I heard them saying…

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Can Facebook stop you from committing suicide?

Will suicide prevention on social media work, or will it backfire?  Marguerite de Leon @margie_deleon Published 11:30 AM, March 08, 2015     MANILA, Philippines – “I hate this. It hurts too much. I want to end this now.” In the bottomless pit of oversharing that is Facebook, some posts can be more concerning than others. In the middle of all the memes and gripes over grumpy cab drivers, sometimes a status pops out that speaks volumes of a person’s psychological well-being, and you’re torn over whether you should do something about it.  The crisis in comforting I’ve been on…

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On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love

On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love Elise Harris Jan 1, 2019 SENIOR CORRESPONDENT Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates a new year Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini.)   ROME – Pope Francis started the New Year heaping praise not only on the Virgin Mary but on all mothers, saying their love is the foundation of humanity and the cure for a world often divided and filled with bitterness. He praised mothers for the “heroism” they show “in self-giving, strength in compassion,…

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