What makes a woman stay in an abusive situation? What stops a woman from running and rejecting being another person’s punching bag? A January 2020 article in Psychology Today, suggests 8 Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships. These include distorted thoughts; damaged self-worth; fear; wanting to be a saviour; children; family expectations and experiences; financial constraintsContinue reading “The Domestic Abuse Trap”
The advice of the uninformed is usually, “Just leave him.” “If he hits her, why doesn’t she leave?” The reality is that worldwide 1 in 4 women who decide to leave an abusive relationship are murdered by the ex-spouse or partner after they have left. Experts on intimate partner violence have concluded that leaving anContinue reading “Roxy’s Survivor Story”
As I ponder what I really want to say as we recognize this month as DV Awareness month I am confronted by two thoughts. First, domestic violence always has a genesis and it is not the fault of the abused. In Trinidad, the culture of victim blaming is so pervasive that many a member of society (both man and woman) will make statements like “She look fuh dat!” Reshma Kanchan, the latest victim of this crime in our country.