It isn’t 1950 anymore. We can make it our business when we hear screams, see fake smiles or sense something wrong with another family. It is our responsibility to safely offer help to men, women and children who we suspect suffer abuse.
Most of the quotes I’ve collected come from women. However, I believe that the reason I have more abuse quotes from women is because women reach out for help more often. Women seem more likely to share their stories. Perhaps we’re simply wired that way, or maybe society doesn’t want to believe a man could suffer domestic abuse from anyone, male or female.
Does it help to know that abuse issues don’t only affect abuse survivors? Wise people the world over seem to share our doubts, inhibitions, questions and desires to “make sure it’s going to work before doing anything” feelings. It takes a lot of momentum to propel a wise person into action. Think of Buddah…did you […]
Abusers are cunning and smart, masters at planning, persuasion, and execution. Their intelligence minus the ability to feel makes them dangerous.
Domestic violence help often includes the question, “So, when are you leaving?” I don’t know about you, but the pressure of “leaving” almost made me give up and pretend my husband didn’t abuse me. At first, you may have no clue how you could possibly leave. It’s okay. You don’t have to walk out the […]
Living with abuse is like living under a 300 pound weight. Except that you don’t know you’re carrying Abuse on your shoulders. You don’t realize how much grander life would be if you dropped the weight. Effects of Living With Abuse Abused people often do not KNOW they’re being abused. Likewise, they don’t remember life […]
Monakey Pictures just released a new domestic abuse PSA. This powerful short film features a poem written by the sister of a domestic abuse victim. The message is powerful. Tosh Kiiji (find him on facebook here) will add more PSAs like this one as the funds roll in. On the youtube page, there is a […]
Her mouth is half-blocked like her voice is slipping away, she’s sacrificing herself on a cross, there are vortexes sucking the little woman away, watery graves, naked and unprotected caught in a silent scream … I drew this image and still didn’t consciously realize I was stepping into an abusive relationship.
Verbal abuse happens out of no where. It’s as if he waits for me to settle down, calm down, relax a little…and then BANG! There it is. ~April 28, 2009