Misconceptions: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and I just wanted to share a thought with you and that is this:
Domestic Abuse doesn't always look like ANYTHING.
It doesn't bow to the rules of society you would like it to. It doesn't conform. It doesn't fit into the neat little boxes or fall under the categories that you might expect it to.
Domestic Abuse isn't exclusive to a gender, race, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background.
Abusers aren't always scary, tough or mean when you're looking from the outside in.
Victims of abuse don't carry certain personality traits that make them somehow predisposed to abuse or submissive to its demands.
Domestic Violence is as difficult to see as it is easy and a lot of the time both the abuser and abused will be working hard to keep it from you.
It destroys lives, crushes love and shatters personalities. It happens to way too many people and the fatalities are WAY TOO HIGH.
The only thing that can stop domestic abuse is us. Survivors, supporters and woke people.
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