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You'll think she's just a naggy girlfriend. For exactly a minute and 25 seconds. Then it changes.

When most of us think of domestic abuse, we probably don't envision a scenario like this.TRIGGER WARNING: This video contains depictions of emotional and physical abuse by a domestic partner.

You'll think she's just a naggy girlfriend. For exactly a minute and 25 seconds. Then it changes.

In the U.K., where this film was produced, one-third to one-half of domestic violence cases involve male victims. And in the U.S., more than 1 in 4 men have experienced "rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner."

The bottom line: Abuse is abuse, no matter who's on the receiving end of it. And it is *never* acceptable.


Here's a list of red flags published the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these, please call 1-800-799-SAFE for immediate support.

For the first time, skateboarding is an official Olympic sport, and after watching the men's and women's street skateboarding events this weekend, our family has decided it's officially a totally welcome addition.

I grew up with a skateboarding brother during the earliest years of Tony Hawk's career, so the sport itself isn't unfamiliar to me. But I've never really followed skate competitions and wasn't sure how it would translate into an Olympic event. As it turns out, there are several things that make it both entertaining and refreshing to watch in comparison with other sports.

For one, let's talk about the "uniform" the athletes wear. As debates rage over volleyball bikinis and gymnastics leotards, here are the male and female skateboarders in long, loose pants and baggy t-shirts. They are the most comfortable-looking Olympians I've ever seen (being out in the humid Japanese heat notwithstanding). They look like they just popped off the couch after watching a movie and decided to go out and hop on their skateboard.

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