well done mr and mrs franco
oh my god
How we suggest you walk into Thanksgiving dinner.
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.
Abuse only thrives in silence
This woman is one of the lucky ones. Sometimes you can tell everyone, even at the top of your lungs, but it still doesn’t change anything. Police officers don’t care, and quite frankly, don’t want to be involved. The only way we will ever make a change in domestic violence is to change our laws and policies. Otherwise, it’s up to the victim to find the courage to leave, and even then, for some women, it’s just a ticking time bomb before their abuser finds them and kills them. A restraining order can’t protect a victim from their abuser. Nothing can.
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“He was the first man I’d met who wasn’t afraid of me.” -Hillary Clinton