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Something was wrong. Sheila could feel it but she just couldn’t define it. She should be happy.

I was at my desk working. The phone rang. When I answered my mother spoke. By the tone of her voice I knew something was terribly wrong. She said her doctor wanted to talk to me. I asked what was wrong...

Your brother might be bullied by other boys at school. He’s pretty good at ignoring the verbal barbs thrown at him, but you always go to his defense when it becomes physical because he’s your brother, and because you would want someone to help you out if a bully picked a fight with you. You know that bullying is wrong. Your mother taught you to respect others, to live by the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. She also taught you to love one another...

“Sissy” has a memory. She was just little, perhaps 5-years-old. She and her brother played with building blocks Daddy had made for them. Angry voices in the kitchen captured her attention. She went to see why Mommy and Daddy were so angry. Mommy was washing dishes and crying. Daddy said something. She didn’t hear what he said. A soap-suds covered hand raised a plate, Daddy side-stepped it and it crashed against the wall, shattering. A shard of the china plate struck Sissy’s leg, cutting her...

Fact: It is less about every 12 seconds a woman is abused in this country. It is more that she takes a stand against what a man is doing to her and she ends up in the ER or the morgue...

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