Today I was accused of encouraging rape culture because I don’t like the clothes – or lack thereof – that the protestors in this image are wearing. The rally that they were attending was to protest for a woman’s right to dress as she likes without getting raped. As you can see from the image above, these women expect to be able to dress in a provocative manner and not get raped. Their method of protest is counter-productive because they are giving mixed messages. Plus, the irony of this image is that nothing is more disempowering than protesting with zero self respect. Continue reading →
Here’s a true story of domestic violence in the form of an autobiographical film by Therese Strosser about where she was beaten by her boyfriend, and how it affected her. It’s also a film about how in this particular case, the police arrived in time and helped her. However, she struggled against a man whose family was wealthy and paid for all the legal representation that they could, and treated her very badly. It’s a very honest yet horrifying story about the truth of experiencing domestic violence. Therese was beaten by her boyfriend for the very harmless reason of not paying a cellphone bill. From not paying the bill to getting beaten and almost thrown out of a second story window, she is lucky to be alive.
She had initially experienced a very common courtship that all abusers take their victims through. Abusers start out as very charming, but beneath their charm, they are extremely sadistic and violent. If you want to avoid getting involved with an abuser, you need to watch this film, because you’ll see how abusers operate. If you are in an abusive relationship at the moment, you’ll be able to see yourself in Therese. Watch this one woman’s true story of domestic violence. Continue reading →
It was love at first sight when I met my boyfriend James at a football game in high school. He and I met when my friends and I were leaving after the game, and he and I accidentally bumped into each other. It was match made it in heaven when I saw him – he is a handsome guy with jet black hair, deep glaring black eyes and a smile that could light up a room. Plus, his body was to die for. He had a jealous streak and a hot temper but I never paid that any mind. I still wonder sometimes why he wanted me when I was just an average girl with dark hair and brown eyes with an average body. It still puzzles me sometimes. Continue reading →
Why does it hurt every time she cries?
Please give her a reason,
She needs to know why.
Why is she afraid of losing the one she loves?
When all he does is hurt her,
She can no longer tell whether she has had enough. Continue reading →
Many women grow up believing that life will be wonderful. They expect that there will be a happy-ever-after ending by about the age of 24 or so. Often this doesn’t occur, because we’re confronted with the pain of many generations gone. Not to mention the build-up of experiences over the course of our lives. Unless these things are dealt with we’ll never have the depth of connection that we want with an intimate partner. Continue reading →
Although this blog is written in support of helping women leave violent relationships, I’m also very highly aware of how women can use lies against a partner in order to gain some kind of vengeance against him for something he may or may not have done. Violence and abuse isn’t limited to men alone. I have zero tolerance for any woman who lies about her partner or ex-partner in order to gain benefit in her own life. This is not what my organisation is about. Continue reading →