Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke 8-25-14

Hey, Toronto readers: I’m coming to your fair city for a wee bit of relaxation this weekend. You all know how much I love a good meal, so feel free to send your food suggestions my way. We’ll be there for the (US) holiday weekend, so I’ve basically got 3 days on the ground. I’m fortunate enough to get to eat a lot of terrific meals all over the world; the goal for this weekend is less emphasis on fancy, more emphasis on seriously authentic ethnic foods of all stripes. Toronto is such a cool, diverse city, we’re hoping to basically just graze our way through the weekend.

Now that we’ve taken care of the important stuff I can tell you that this past weekend was a bust. Really the best thing I can say about it was that I now no longer have staples in my head, so there’s the silver lining. I had plenty of time to read, though; here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

Clark is offline” (a tough, but beautiful read)

More on South Carolina’s domestic violence problem (in case you missed last week’s post)

I don’t know–is there such a thing as a good psychopath?

Quit twitter before you’re hard…(or don’t)

Preventing future Fergusons

“…his skin glistening in the sun like a glazed doughnut

Kids speak about the impact of domestic violence on their lives

The cost of violence against women

Will there be justice for these victims in their own country?

Sometimes I just want to look at the pictures (these ones, too)

Get distracted

No surprise, this

…Or this

Australia, now I love you even more (you might need to pick and choose where you watch the embedded videos, though)