Let The Sunshine In Part 5
The Abused can not end the cycle without society’s help, it is not alone that victims face abuse; it is with the permission of those in places of power to keep vulnerable people safe. The issue of domestic violence is not an issue of gender, of class or of intelligence; it is a human issue. The right of all humans to enjoy safety and peace is being neglected.
People get embarrassed, ashamed and angry about abuse but so often those emotions are hurled at the abused. We should be embarrassed, when men tweet their true feelings on the value of women. We should all be ashamed to allow the plague of emotional and physical abuse to fester in our homes without even any real protection for those that get out. Everyone should be angry, every day that people in places of power think so little of abuse that they sit still while people die.
Find a local council woman's phone number and call, ask for support; for meaningful local discussions. Contact your Congress people, tell them if they don't vote on the right side that you will vote and it won't be on their side.
Our community is the single most powerful force to combat the disease, we cannot help the abused recover nor change abuser's patterns until there is local support, social understanding and federal action.
The world does change, slowly and painfully but it has to be asked when the change will come. How many people need to die or see their lives ruined? The path to humanity is the path to end domestic violence and as we become a more tolerate country we move towards a better day when excuses and PR can not hide the little monsters in suits.
Building up the trust you've either lost or never had takes time and the willingness of inter strength to spend years finding your own voice.
There are no right ways to approach rebuilding the human spirit but there are easy ways to start out simply and grow perspective over time.