Domestic Violence – Raising our children to respect the line
Domestic violence is powerful around the world, and not in a good way. With numbers growing daily, no one is immune to this horrific form of abuse.
No one actually wakes up one morning and thinks about whether they will ever become a victim of domestic violence.
No one makes the decision about choosing a life partner believing they will become a victim of domestic violence.
No one understands what why the perpetrator chose them to be their next victim.
No one deserves to live their life in fear, not only about the violence but about the what others may think if they knew their secret.
Domestic violence has become such an epidemic, that apps have been created that many victims use to share their secret with the world without anyone really knowing. The app Whisper, is a social “confessional” app that allows users to post whatever’s on their minds, paired with an image, without fear of being judged. It is like screaming to the world you are a victim of domestic violence without anyone actually hearing you.
Words can be powerful.
Actions are more powerful.
The above video was made by a student who captures the result of violence.
You cannot undo what you have done, and sorry isn’t the answer. Should society begin marking the perpetrators so they can no longer leave the security of their own home without everyone knowing what they do behind closed doors?
We had an incident last week where my son was grabbed by a complete stranger (read about it here) and the police were called. I have since found out that when the police were called, they believed the incident to be domestic violence and were very confused when i said that I didn’t know the man in question. I know just how this scared the crap out of me, I can’t even image living this every day of your life.
Respect the line…..