Hosted by Tanzina Vega, WNYC's THE takeaway
February 12, 2018
In the wake of recent reports that White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned after allegations of domestic abuse from his two ex-wives, President Donald Trump called for Due Process for the accused. Host Tanzina Vega discusses what it's like to experience the "invisible actions of verbal and psychological abuse" with a victim whose experience is similar to that reported by Porter's ex-wives. Julie Goldscheid, CUNY Law School professor, joins the discussion to detail the issues victims of verbal and psychological abuse run into with the legal system and how due process applies in situations like these.
written by SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA, Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2017
WRITTEN BY HAYLEE BARBER,
January 12, 2018
Both articles examine the story of Debra Newell, told in the podcast, “Dirty John,” released by the Los Angeles Times in October 2017. John Meehan was a conman who utilized coercive control to control his wife, Debra. The story is a disturbing look into the experience of a victim of coercive control and both articles offer insight from experts.
WRITTEN BY LISA ARONSON FONTES, PH.D. & EVAN STARK, PH.D., PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
February 17, 2017
Drs. Evan Stark and Lisa Aronson Fontes discuss a UK law which provides protections for victims of domestic violence for non-violent abuse and argue U.S. victims are unsafe because without clear and documented physical damage to a victim, "the police and court system are likely to view it as trivial."
WRITTEN Abby Ellin, the New York Times
July 11, 2016
Abby Ellin at the New York Times wrote about coercive control, highlighting the recent UK law and efforts in the U.S. to highlight non-physical forms of abuse through the hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou. The article is a great primer for understanding the basics of coercive control and what a relationship characterized by the abusive dynamic might look like.
written by Melissa Jeltsen, huffington post
May 16, 2016
Melissa Jeltsen provides readers with tips on recognizing coercive control in abusive relationships, including the common tactics of gaslighting, intimidation, authoritarian control and demands of obedience, and isolation from support systems. She also highlights the hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou and the hashtag's creator Zahira Kelly.
written by lisa aronson fontes, ph.d., psychology today
August 26, 2015
Dr. Lisa Aronson Fontes offers a very reader-friendly breakdown of coercive control in the context of an intimate partner relationship, including a checklist from her book Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship.
written by lisa aronson fontes, ph.d., huffington post
June 10, 2015
Expert Lisa Aronson Fontes shares her own personal story with a relationship characterized by coercive control.