Podcast on Crimes Against Women

Meet Our Host!

Welcome to the Podcast on Crimes Against Women. I’m Maria MacMullin. I have hosted PCAW since it began in 2020, at the dawn of the COVID pandemic. It was a harrowing time to begin a new endeavor, yet we were determined to make it happen not because of the pandemic or anything else that occurred in 2020 but despite it. As the past few years have proven, the work of the anti-violence movement does not end even when our own lives are upended on every level. On the contrary, our work intensified and we experienced significant surges in violence against women around the world that continue today.

A little more about me…I read extensively. I ask a lot of questions because I have an insatiably curious mind. If you like asking questions too you can send them to me by email. I have strong opinions and a passion for exposing the prevalence of femicide in order to end it. I had no idea when I moved to Texas almost 20 years ago that one day I would have the opportunity to work alongside so many dedicated, like-minded professionals. Or that I would have the privilege to stand in support of so many incredible survivors. I look forward to every day in this work and every episode of PCAW because of the people who take the time to share their knowledge, because of the work we all do to end violence against women and most especially because of the survivors who will benefit from this work.

In my off-hours from PCAW, I raise funds for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. You can learn all about that on genesisshelter.org. I also host Genesis The Podcast, a new way to connect with Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support and expand your thinking about domestic violence and related issues that affect women. By now you might be thinking I really like to talk, but honestly, I prefer to dig into issues, ask questions, listen, and learn.

I have spent my entire professional life advocating in one way or another for survivors of calamitous situations. I prefer to think of this work as giving a voice to people who need it. Whether it’s raising money for survivors to receive the no-cost services they desperately need or elevating the conversation around their cause through a podcast, the impact is the same: survivors are heard, they are believed, they are supported and hopefully healed. I’ll see you at CCAW and until next time, stay safe.

All Season 3 episodes (Updated weekly)

  • Animals: The Silent Victims of Abuse – Allie Phillips
  • When Disaster Strikes: A Guide to Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence During the Worst of Times – Jennifer Grove
  • Understanding the Horrors of Familicide: A Sociological Perspective on Fatality Review, Risk Assessment and Coordinated Responses in Unique Cases of Domestic Violence Homicide – Dr. Neil Websdale
  • Taking the Black Pill: Incel Groups, the History of the Incel Movement, and the Increasing Danger to Women Nationwide – Jacob Ware
  • The Forgotten Survivors of Sexual Violence: Black Women and Girls in America – Dr. Jameta Barlow
  • We Turn to the Past to Learn, Not Return: How the Concepts of Silence, Shame, and Ostracism Impact Victims of Abuse – Dr. Kate Truitt
  • Looking Through the Lens of Men’s Accountability: Examining the Sexual Exploitation of Men as Sex Buyers – Peter Qualliotine
  • There Will Always Be a Way: How Abusers Are Manipulating Technology Into Items of Torture – Elaina Roberts
  • Born Out of Tragedy: Exploring the World of Human Trafficking Through the Eyes of a Bottom Girl – Rebekah Charleston
  • Chasing Fantasy: Exploring the Mind of Sexual Deviant Killers and Their Lust for Violence – Lawrence Simon
  • Behold the Monster: Exploring the Psyche of Samuel Little, the Most Prolific Serial Killer in American History – Jillian Lauren

All Season 2 episodes

  • Deafening Silence: Exploring the Silent Treatment and its Impact on Abusers and Their Victims – Dr. Maureen Hannah

  • A Prayer For Healing: A Jewish Rabbi Responds To Domestic Violence – Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum
  • There’s Power In The Story: A Christian Pastor Responds To Domestic Violence – Dr. Renee Hornbuckle
  • We Need More Harmony In The Home: A Muslim Imam Responds To Domestic Violence – Imam Omar Suleiman
  • When I Call For Help: A Roman Catholic Priest Responds To Domestic Violence – Father Charles Dahm
  • When You’re In It, You Don’t Realize That You’re In It: How A Military Officer Overcame Domestic Violence And Persevered To Pursue Advocating Against Violence Against Women In Our Military – Major Hali Picciano
  • My Living Is Not In Vain: How A Rape Survivor Found Hope And Empowerment After Trauma, And How She Persevered To Create Change Through Advocacy And Legislation – Lavinia Masters
  • Representing People Where The Law Meets Their Life: How Many Abusers Attempt To Weaponize The Legal System And How Their Victims Can Circumvent The Tactics Of Courtroom Abuse – Honorable Roberto Cañas
  • Without Escape From The Chains Of Intimate Partner Violence, No Other Equity Can Exist: Examining The Model Of Emergency Response For Victims Of Domestic Violence and How The Model Can Be Improved – Jan Langbein
  • For The Offender, Abuse Is A Choice: Exploring The Mindset Of Domestic Violence Offenders and The Concept Of Rehabilitating Offenders Through BIPP and Other Programs – Dr. Scott Hampton
  • Get Those Scissors Out, and Cut The Sandbags Off The Balloon: Navigating The Mind Of A Narcissist and How To Spot and Avoid The Red Flags Of Narcissistic Behavior – Dr. Ramani Durvasula
  • Why Would We Accept Any Kind Of Excuse For Abuse: How An Industry Leader Continues To Inspire Change 30 Years Into A Career Of Advocating For Women – Jan Langbein
  • Survivors Will Be Heard And Will Be Seen: The Powerful Story Of How Personal Trauma Transformed Into Action For An Industry Leader – Janet Jensen
  • True Justice Will Be Unique: Working Toward Justice In The Ever-Changing World Of Human Trafficking – Kirsta Melton
  • Lean On Each Other: Combining Efforts To Eradicate Human Trafficking – Rochelle Keyhan
  • Transcending Language Barriers: Providing Clinical Services To Victims Of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Who Speak A Non-Dominant Language – Ruth Guerreiro
  • On Eagle’s Wings: Elevating Survivors Through Indigenous Solutions – Victoria Ybanez
  • Moving The Needle: Violence Against Transgender Women and The Work To Create Inclusive Services and Solutions For The Transgender Community – Dr. Paige Baker-Braxton
  • Beyond The Hashtag: The Transformation Of ‘Me Too.’ From Movement To Systemic Change – Dani Ayers
  • Bring Your Folding Chair: Showing Up To Encourage & Create Diversity In Leadership – Megan Simmons

About the Podcast

The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is thrilled to announce the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW). Continuing with our third season, the PCAW releases new episodes every Monday. The PCAW will serve as an extension of the information and topics presented at the annual Conference, providing in-depth dialogue, fresh perspectives, and relevant updates by experts in the fields of victim advocacy, criminal justice, medicine, and more. The presence of a global pandemic and our shifting “new normal” with COVID-19 has not decreased the frequency of crimes against women nor has it reduced the passion of those who serve survivors. This podcast’s format hopes to create a space for topical conversations aimed to engage and educate community members on the issue of violence against women, how it impacts our daily lives, and how we can work together to create lasting cultural and systemic change.