Domestic Violence

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Getting men involved in anti-violence campaigns

Male locker rooms are not known as the most female-friendly, aggression-free zones, nor are healthy, safe relationships the first thing we associate with college athletic culture.
Team players
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 29, 2011

Domestic terrorism in Belfast, Maine

Today's Time Magazine issue has a large article on American militia groups and others plotting various ways to overthrow or undermine the federal government. Included...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 30, 2010

Preparing for June 8

Stuckey vs. Vincent, Capron vs. Sharif, and Barkley vs. Dini
Candidate breakdown for districts 114. 116, and 119
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2010

Facebook fracas

Sooner or later, Facebook had to figure into the sports-crime scene. There are at least two cases now of pro football players getting arrested for assault in fights resulting from their wives looking at their Facebook friends lists.
Clinton Hart has one too many friends; plus, a pack of ’Dawgs starts chasing the Ducks
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 07, 2010

New ways to prevent domestic violence

About eight months ago, the Sanford-based anti-domestic-violence organization Caring Unlimited launched a court-monitoring program that placed observers in York County courtrooms to take notes on domestic-violence case proceedings.
Following Up
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 12, 2010

Mark Lawrence talks about Caring Unlimited DV report

In this week's paper, I have a story about a new Caring Unlimited report that shed lights on what happens in the courtroom during domestic...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  March 10, 2010

Choking and DV law

Read this disturbing op-ed in today's NYT, about New York's "choking loophole," which makes it so that "choking by compressing someone’s neck is not considered...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  March 04, 2010

Not shocking: Jill Barkley will run for office

Domestic-violence and GLBT-equality activist/organizer Jill Barkley is running for Maine representative; she'll offiically announce her candidacy at the North Star on Sunday (and yes, PPH...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  February 10, 2010

Have Yourself a Mugabe Little Christmas

I work in a small office where everyone gets along well. I am in my early 20s, the youngest and only single employee ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 25, 2009

Abused by the system

It is a Godsend to read the article "Stopping Abuse," by Deirdre Fulton, in the October 16 issue. I personally have been dealing with abuse most of my life.
Letters to the Portland Editor, December 18, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 18, 2009

Documentary Man

If you think the polemic salvos Michael Moore churns out define the modern documentary, you've either succumbed to Moore's manipulative shenanigans or are unfamiliar with the works of Frederick Wiseman. No disrespect to the Roger & Me director, he
An interview with Frederick Wiseman
By TOM MEEK  |  December 11, 2009


Burning bridges

Even though it has been several years since her divorce, "Michelle" still wakes in the middle of the night from nightmares of her past life, only to realize that she is free from the physical pain, anguish, and feelings of utter fear and horror that we
The brutal reality of a violent relationship
By DEB LANDRY  |  October 16, 2009
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Give peace a chance

This year marks the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In, which found the newlywed couple pontificating about peace from their Amsterdam honeymoon bed for a week. Decades later, the couple is still working together to promote social ju
Yoko Ono on why John Lennon's art remains relevant
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009

Thinking about domestic violence

With several disturbing domestic violence stories in Maine's newspapers over the past few weeks, thi...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  May 05, 2009

Nervous, stressed, and depressed, LLC

Twenty-seven-year-old Jesse White is a temporary staff attorney at a domestic-violence nonprofit in the South End.
What's a recent law grad expected to do in this economy?
By KARA BASKIN  |  May 01, 2009
Boston Teens Tackle Domestic Violence, Bill O'Reilly, National Review Editor

Boston Teens Tackle Domestic Violence, Bill O'Reilly, National Review Editor

Remember the bombshell that launched from Boston’s shores last month (before we put preppy murder ba...
By Chris Faraone  |  April 24, 2009

Truly, don't miss this

For those who think I don't give credit where it's due, I am announcing that the Blethen Maine Newsp...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 25, 2009

Fest raises awareness, celebrates women

Maria Mendes found her voice last spring, at a gathering to prepare for a trip to New Orleans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues . Standing before a group of women, she finally got the courage to talk about being a
Come together
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 18, 2009

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: Politenessman

Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 28, 2009

He choked big time

Sports blotter: "Ugly incident" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 12, 2008

Be a real man

I hope you inform your readers that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout the United States.  
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 09, 2008


Parental discretionary donors

Polarizin’ Palin has people everywhere opening their pocketbooks to the pro-choice movement’s benefit.  
How Sarah Palin generated over $1 million in donations to Planned Parenthood
By SHUCHI SARASWAT  |  October 09, 2008

Stop the bastards!

If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Ethiopia, you’ll probably be lost. (Try skimming a summary before you go.)
African exiles get political.
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2008

More fun with the Bengals

It was weird, wasn’t it, that brief period when the Bengals didn’t suck?
Sports blotter: "Some things never change" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 07, 2008

We can be heroes

Until now, the only way to use your ovaries to combat domestic violence was to yank ’em out, throw ’em in a sack, and use them to wallop an assailant.
Courage vs. abuse
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 02, 2008

More police problems

Anyone who watches police dramas such as Law & Order or CSI might get the idea that cops from time to time stretch the envelope.
Plus, Obama’s Philadelphia moment
By EDITORIAL  |  March 19, 2008


Escape plan

I know I should get away from him, but I need help.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  January 31, 2008

Dance, Monkey: Erin Judge

Knocked Around: Superbad II , wherein Jonah Hill loves Michael Cera so much, it hurts.
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 22, 2008

Hands of stone

Graham and Sauerbrun join a surprisingly long list of former Patriots who have been arrested in recent times.
Sports blotter: "Ex-Patriot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 16, 2008

Tennessee two-step

Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007