In today’s episode, we tackle the topic of domestic violence after the recent highly-publicized case of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator.
Of course, this situation is not unique to football players, or celebrities, but it has provided yet another opportunity to publicly speak about and bring awareness to the crime of domestic abuse. Too often, we overlook our fellow humans and try to stay out of other people’s business. Why? Maybe it’s because we convince ourselves that we’re wrong about the woman who is constantly injured due to her propensity to “accidents.” Or perhaps we have too much going on in our own lives to worry about others. Maybe we just don’t feel like we have the tools to help someone through a really hard situation.
Whatever the reason, it’s time to stand with those who tell, as well as those who don’t. There are many reasons why women who are abused don’t tell – let’s do our best to overcome some of the fears ourselves, so that others may find the strength and support to change their situation.
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