Domestic violence

Domestic Violence Awareness

To: Men

From: Women Against Domestic Violence

Dear Men: October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and again with tears in our eyes we write this letter to you. Things have not improved much. Despite our best efforts to spread awareness women continue to die. Just this past week there was another gruesome murder. A man ran over his ex-wife with a car then stabbed her repeatedly. Her grandkids witnessed her murder, they will be scarred for life. I ask of you how can this be right?

Men, how can you hurt the person you profess to love? Why should the person who love you live in fear of you? That is not healthy. Will it bring you joy to look down at your woman in a casket and know she is there because you went too far? Life is fragile. Your job as a man is to protect your woman, not hurt her. That is what strong men do. If you find yourself hurting your woman, it means there is some weakness within you that you must work on.

Men we know that you are not all bad and we are aware that some of you do suffer abuse too.  We need you to stand by us in this fight. Talk to your peers, to your friends, or relatives who are abusers. Tell them domestic violence is wrong. Be an example to them. Show them how a real man treats his woman. Men we cannot win this fight without you. We need you to stand by us and fight with us to end domestic violence. You can start by sharing this letter. Together let us spread awareness

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2 thoughts on “Domestic Violence Awareness”

    1. One of the most important things we can do is spread awareness. Get women to open their eyes and learn to recognize the signs that someone may be an abuser before it gets too far. The signs usually are there but many choose to ignore them until it gets to the point where they can’t. At that point it is usually difficult to get out.

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