I have spent the last week or so working on a blog about Domestic Violence I have been extremely stirred about the recent news with Chris Brown and Rihanna. I did some research and made phone calls, talked to someone at The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE). I had statics 1 in 4 women, 1 in 9 men. Asked lots of questions and then as they listed the things that fit in with what is Domestic Violence.
I had to come to terms with my own experience with it which I am still doing and to a large extent, I had never really thought of what had happened as an act of Domestic Violence. As I was telling a friend about it I was still making excuses for him, as if it mattered, he said “uh huh”. That bothered me. It bothered me that I was still after all this time making excuses for his behavior that night. I am not yet in a place where I can share what happened that night here. I don’t know that I ever will be.
I do know that I am going to post more on this topic. The main fact is NO WOMAN OR MAN should have to put up with being treated as less than.