I’m so happy for you Laura. And I thank you for sharing your story. I think the more stories women in abusive relationships are able to read the more they can learn and realize they’re not alone. That maybe there’s a better life possible for them too.
You absolutely do not have to. If you did I would tell you ‘I do not need any apologies, I want to hear why you think I am wrong’. I think we are on much the same page, but we don’t know it. By saying psychological violence is worse than physical violence I was not intending to in any way diminish what we both think about physical DV. Not in any way.
More pro alcohol drivel by chardonnay soaked editors and journalists.
From the NCADD; “Because alcohol use is legal and pervasive, it plays a particularly strong role in the relationship to crime and other social problems. Alcohol is a factor in 40% of all violent crimes today, and according to the Department of Justice, 37…
i read this article earlier in the year on how the system fails young rape victims. perhaps, i should say, systems. legal, cultural and social modes of understanding and reacting to violence are all flawed deeply. the article put language to so many truths i’ve had to live and…
Let’s be honest here, why did you leave out the statistics of female-male violence? I question both your motives and your ethics. Biased much?
Here are the rest of the statistics.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
It wasn’t really adequate, I should have thought first before I typed. I think what I said was hurtful, and I really didn’t intend what I said to sound the way it did. My heartfelt intention (to all non-fascists) is the total opposite. Your response did give rise to a couple of thoughts though: