What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviours that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socio-economic backgrounds and education levels.
Domestic Violence is an everyday inhumane act, occurring all over the world. Even as I am typing now, some woman, some where can be going through the physical process of Domestic Violence. Unfortunately, if we are not faced with this situation ourselves, we don’t think about it. All we know is, we are happy and just give a sympathetic response when we do hear about it. The reality of the situation is though, you can be that woman any day. Things that we don’t expect to ever happen in our lives, have a way of happening and leaving us in the cold because we never mentally prepare for it. Maybe you got in hit once, since being in the relationship. Which brings me to this question.
If you are in a relationship and the man placed his hands on you for the very first time, what will you do? Let’s have a discussion on this one.Leave a response in the comments bar below. You can even share your very own story and help a woman make that first step to walking away from abuse. Take a look at these pictures and to better understand the great need to stop this gruesome act from happening, replace the faces or bodies with your face/body.
Advice: If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone in it. If you see signs of it happening, talk to someone, go to the respective authorities and deal with it immediately. There are Domestic Violence Hot lines all over the world. Call the one close to you and get on it. Don’t wait for tomorrow. It might just be too late.
Reminder: Remember you are beautiful and intelligent in very own way. Don’t let anyone tell you different or exploit you. There is not price to your worth, so stay fab and keep strutting on this earth.