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  • Melanie Brown walks the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 28, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)Mel B recalls the “tiny” red flags she missed in her abusive relationship
    Celebrity

    Mel B recalls the red flags she missed in her abusive relationship

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    Politics

    Threatening to share revenge porn will become a criminal offence under new law changes

  • FKA Twiggs
    Podcasts

    FKA Twigs’ words on abuse are painfully honest, and we must listen

Latest Stories

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Housing

What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

A young mum tells the story of her struggle to create a home for herself and her daughter in time for Christmas.

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Natalie Gil
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Reeva Steenkamp deserves to be more than a footnote in Oscar Pistorius’ story
TV

Reeva Steenkamp deserves to be more than a footnote in her killer’s story

The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius hasn’t just failed Steenkamp: it has failed all victims of femicide and gender-based abuse.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Entertainment

Do you know the difference between love and coercive control?

For a new televised social experiment, journalist Ellie Flynn brings together a group of young people to see if they understand what coercive control means.

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Katy Harrington
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News

“He stole from me and left me in £30k of debt”: what you need to know about economic abuse

Economic abuse is happening all around us in the UK but many victims are frightened to speak. Here a young woman explains how her abuser took over her finances.

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Katy Harrington
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Hollie Richardson
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Why everyone’s talking about Samantha Morton’s incredible Desert Island Discs episode

The actor spoke bravely and candidly to Lauren Laverne.

Honour on ITV
TV

“Why wasn’t she saved?“: Payzee Mahmod on the ‘honour’ killing of her sister Banaz

As Honour, the drama about the murder of Banaz Mahmod, arrives on ITV, Stylist speaks to her sister Payzee

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Helen Bownass
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I’m Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix
Film

Netflix’s new horror speaks volumes about dating so-called “nice guys”

“Do yourself a favour; don’t think about ending things, just do it.”

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Almara Abgarian
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Strong Women

Female athletes are being trolled about their bodies and it needs to stop

A survey reveals that the fittest female athletes on the planet are self-conscious about their body. This is a problem.

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Miranda Larbi
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Netflix’s The Betty Broderick Story: Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick.
TV

Netflix’s Betty Broderick Story, gaslighting, and “angry women”

Betty is supposed to be the villain of Dirty John season 2, so why do so many viewers feel sorry for her?

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Sohel Sarkar
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Midsommar 2019 film review
Entertainment

The anti-romcom: 13 horror films about toxic relationships

From co-dependency to gaslighting, these horror films are guaranteed to get under the skin of anyone who’s ever endured a bad relationship.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Johnny Depp arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 20, 2020 in London, England. The Hollywood Actor is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN) and the Sun's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article published in 2018 that referred to him as a "wife beater" during his marriage to actor Amber Heard. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
People

Why those Johnny Depp and Amber Heard headlines are so dangerous

Jess Phillips has underlined the big problem with the tabloids’ coverage of the Johnny Depp libel trial.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett and Hollie Richardson
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The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

A new version of the domestic abuse bill is now making its way through parliament. But what will it really mean for women?

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People

Rihanna makes vital point about domestic violence survivors in lockdown

And, in doing so, gives us 2.1 million more reasons to respect her.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Tim Berners Lee: internet isn't safe for women
Life

The man who created the internet just admitted the online world isn’t safe for women

“Such abuse forces women out of jobs and causes girls to skip school…”

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Hollie Richardson
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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Judges are being called out for dismissing rape claims in a powerful letter

The way judges deal with rape and abuse in family cases is “outdated”.

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

“I am a survivor of domestic abuse. This is my story”

Warning: this story might be difficult to read.

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Stylist Team
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Life

Psychologist reveals 3 coping strategies for dealing with toxic relationships

We all encounter toxic people at some point in our lives. These tips could help you cope.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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People

Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist reveals she is a “survivor of domestic violence”

“I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly.”

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Jessica Rapana
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Kelly Sundberg
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Exclusive: Kelly Sundberg gets real about the healing power of storytelling

“I’ve had to grieve and say goodbye to the girl I was before my abuse,” says the author.

Dylan Farrow really isn’t here for Scarlett Johansson’s defence of Woody Allen
People

Dylan Farrow really isn’t here for Scarlett Johansson’s defence of Woody Allen

“Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issues she claims to champion,” tweeted Farrow.

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Kayleigh Dray
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