In my opinion, domestic violence is the worst kind of bullying. This article is all about domestic violence awareness since October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. There are all different kinds of bullies, and we’ve written about online bullying many times on Bit Rebels. It’s a topic that hits close to home because I’ve had bullies (and trolls) leave comments on my Bit Rebels articles many times. Those comments don’t really bother me anymore since over time you kinda develop a “blogger’s thick skin.”
When I read stories of children and teenagers being bullied on Facebook and Twitter though, it’s bullying on a whole different level. My dear friend Peg Fitzpatrick recently wrote a great article called 12 Most Sensible Ways to Deal with Online Bullies and Trolls. Today I’d like to write about a different kind of bullying though. I’d like to share this domestic violence awareness infographic with you because the statistics are staggering to me.
When it comes to domestic violence awareness, you may think you may think you know enough about it, but chances are, you don’t. At least I didn’t. It’s still one of those topics that’s not discussed much. The women who are victims of domestic violence many times feel shameful and embarrassed to tell anyone. In some countries around the world, the biggest threat to a woman isn’t a stranger with a gun, but her own husband.
According to this domestic violence awareness infographic called The High Cost Of Domestic Violence by International Rescue Committee in partnership with oBizMedia, 1 in 3 women globally will experience domestic violence during her lifetime, often at the hands of an intimate partner. Chances are you or someone you know may be a victim of this crime. “Home” is a place that should be safe and happy, not a place where women and children should be afraid. Hopefully someday domestic violence will be considered a crime in every country in the world.
If you are experiencing domestic violence in your own home, p-l-e-a-s-e tell someone. Get help. No matter what he tells you, it’s not your fault. Nobody should have to live like that. YOU deserve so much better than that. You deserve to feel happy and safe.
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