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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and This is Why It’s Important

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Domestic violence doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor.

It doesn’t care if you’re young or old.

It doesn’t care if you’re tall or short, size zero of size eighteen.

Domestic violence doesn’t care if you’re a kindergarten teacher or a lawyer.

Domestic violence is not picky at all.

It is said that one in three adult women around the world are at one point abused in their lifetime by a partner. This is more than breast, ovarian and lung cancer combined.

It is said that one in five high school students report domestic or sexual violence in their relationships. Only about 70% of those incidents are reported to law enforcement.

Half of all women who are victims of homicide were killed by a current or former husband or partner.

Call me crazy, but this is simply not OK.

Domestic violence is ripping families apart every day. The cycle is more than likely to continue in children of domestic violent families.

It is time to stop the cycle. It is time to educate families, kids and law enforcement. It is time to start treating victims more like survivors.

It is time to be more concerned with why men are abusing women than why women stay in abusive relationships.

Love shouldn’t hurt.

For more information please call the Domestic Abuse Hotline  At 1 800 799 SAFE (7233)

 


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