When a woman or man is being beaten up, raped and humiliated by a partner many people do not react or even worse participate in the abuse by befriending the perpetrator.
When a woman or man escapes an abuser and has to deal with harassment, death threats and constant fear she/he is being labelled as paranoid. Police officers can also tell her that it is a matter of: he says/ she says!!!
But, when a woman breaks free from an abusive relationship by killing, she crossed the line and is a paria, a criminal because she did not die in the hands of a furious beast. (The Women Who Killed Their Abusers & Their Fight For Justice – www.youtube.com, n.d.)
I wonder if society still expects women to put up with it. as if being insulted, rapped, taking for granted, humiliated, manipulated, isolated, lied to and sequestrated is not enough, as a domestic violence survivor you are silenced.
For men the sentence is to be castrated, metaphorically and condemned for not having a “Man up” bravado!!!
Domestic abusers kill women, men and children as well as any person coming in the way of the abuser and his/her victims.
The saddest part to me is the fact that there is a ” Higher proportions of black and minority ethnic women suffer domestic abuse but “face racism from public agencies.” (The Independent, 2020)
My question is when is racism going to stop?
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The Independent. (2020). Higher proportions of black and minority ethnic women suffer domestic abuse but “face racism from public agencies.” [online] Available at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/domestic-abuse-bame-women-services-a9586111.html [Accessed 18 Apr. 2021].
www.youtube.com. (n.d.). The Women Who Killed Their Abusers & Their Fight For Justice (Crime Documentary) | Our Life. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IoC1xEHcGQ [Accessed 18 Apr. 2021].