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Coronavirus And Domestic Abuse

Emotional Abuse Under The 2018 Domestic Abuse Act- Part 6 During the pandemic, 18% of Scottish people requested history of abuse for their partners past, a notable increase on the previous year. Between March 23rd and April 27th, Police Scotland noted a 40% increase on the previous year, including applications under both the Right to…

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…

What Is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional Abuse Under The 2018 Domestic Abuse Act- Part 1 Emotional abuse. Two words that are often unknown or diminished. Emotional abuse is part of Scotland’s new definition of domestic abuse, as of the 2018 Domestic Abuse Act. In Scotland, domestic abuse has been a problem for a long time. In 2017-18, Police Scotland recorded…

Covid-19: Boredom and Creativity

In the 21st century, society is fast paced, which gives less time for self-reflection. Life doesn´t stop. Except it did. The coronavirus slowed the world down and left most of us with a lot of time on our hands. It is unique and historical. We were all isolated together in the United Kingdom, bearing some exceptions,…

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…

Joan Didion- The Writer and the Mother

Joan Didion always loved the sea, quiet yet powerful, just like her herself.  It was where she spent time with her family, where her daughter was raised. The family environment was always a source of inspiration for Didion, which can clash with her iconic figure, the one of a stylish feminist, wearing sunglasses in the…

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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