Most will be offended after reading this article. I think his secret is slowly being revealed. The reason we guard it is complicated. The importance of changing our perceptions of domestic violence is critical because as our children watch our acceptance of abuse by seeing us suppress it, they are also learning how to keep his secret. The cycle can only be broken with honest dialogue. This article is excellent.
Domestic violence is a global epidemic impacting more women than war and cancer combined. Yet misinformation and misconceptions are actively fuelling this injustice. If we’re to eradicate domestic violence, we must first end victim-blaming. Here’s why.
We like to imagine that the world has grown more enlightened about domestic violence. It is no longer legal – in many countries, at least – for a man to beat or rape his wife. Some nations, such as the UK, have gone one step further in pushing to make psychological and emotional abuse (coercive control) a criminal offence. We live in a time in which there is unprecedented awareness of domestic violence / abuse and arguably greater social rejection of this devastating crime than ever before.
Yet domestic violence remains a global epidemic, present in every culture and community worldwide:
- Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from domestic violence and rape than…
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