It could be you.I’ve interviewed and written articles about domestic violence. I’ve lived it.
3) This makes intimate partner violence the single greatest cause of injury to women. (Domestic Violence Intervention Program)Sobering, huh?
Food For Thought…
I was so psyched last Friday at the vet when I picked up a flier in the waiting room and read about the first kennel being created for a women’s shelter in Oklahoma. And it is here in Tulsa.
I’ve said for years that if I ever came into money, that would be my first charitable endeavor: to provide domestic violence shelters with kennels so women wouldn’t have to leave their pets behind.
Because you know what? I wouldn’t leave my pets behind.
And that is a huge problem in providing a safe haven for women and not their pets.
Here is a wonderful talk I’ve listened to many times on YouTube. If you watch it, you will find that this woman is very educated, very bright, and was very fooled.
Intelligence is not a factor, regardless of what politicians might infer.
Please, if you know someone, or think you know someone, who is a victim; first, do not judge.
You could be a catalyst.
You could give her information, knowledge about the law in your city or state.
You could guide her to a safe haven by merely providing phone numbers for her to seek help in a time of grave danger.
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You could let her know that you don’t think she’s weak or deserving of violence in her everyday life.
You could be her friend when she feels like she has none. And that may be all she needs to give her a sense of power.