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The Emotional Abuse Victim/Survivor Perspective

Emotional Abuse Under The 2018 Domestic Abuse Act- Part 5 Mary´s case “I was disgusted throughout my case to learn Judges making decisions at child welfare hearings actually don’t have any training at all in Domestic Abuse!”. That´s what Mary, a 48-year-old Fife-council teacher declared. Like many other women in Scotland, Mary has been emotionally …

Effects Of Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse Under The 2018 Domestic Abuse Act- Part 4 You would think there would be more information on the impact of emotional abuse. Well, there isn´t. Not for Scotland. There are very few articles, both academic and newspapers, about long term consequences of emotional abuse in relationships. Is there a difference between emotional and …

Help Available For Victims/Survivors Of Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse Under The 2018 Domestic Abuse Act- Part 3 Words matter. Definitions matter. Zero Tolerance, a Scottish charity working to “end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality”, demands that we no longer frame domestic abuse as just a family matter. When talking about domestic abuse, don´t say “domestic violence”. The Zero-Tolerance policy …

How Do Authorities Deal With Emotional Abuse?

Emotional Abuse Under The 2018 Domestic Abuse Act- Part 2 Police Scotland defines domestic abuse as “Any form of physical, verbal, sexual, psychological or financial abuse which might amount to criminal conduct and which takes place within the context of a relationship. The relationship will be between partners (married, cohabiting, civil partnership or otherwise) or …

How Disinformation is destroying Hopes on the Climate Issue-Greta Thunberg and Fake News

An image circulating the web. The one of Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, next to a wartime Nazi propaganda image of a girl in braids, brandishing the Nazi flag. Right-wing writer Dinesh D´Souza tweeted that photomontage on September 22, 2019 with the caption ‘Children—notably Nordic white girls with braids and red cheeks—were often …

Under the Wire- The Reality of War Reporting

A sense of shame. This is what one can feel after watching Under the Wire, an arrow media film, based on Paul Conroy´s book. This 2018 documentary is a tribute not only to these courageous people but to journalism. It features Marie Colvin, one of the greatest war correspondents of our century, Paul Conroy, photojournalist; …

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