Lately, we all have been seeing a lot of women on social media voicing their experience with domestic violence. And not just a slap here or there but a brutal beating that puts them in the hospital. I still can’t wrap my head around how someone who loves someone else could end up harming them like that, but it happens, and it happens a lot.
Our society has this problem with wanting to suppress domestic violence and act like it’s not a big deal, but 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This is a problem that we need to start being addressing more because women are being killed by the men they love, and who supposedly love them back…
If a man ever lays his hands on you, you need to leave. It will only get worse and you could end up dead. And once that happens, there is no coming back. There is no you get to find the man you were supposed to or have the family you always wanted. It stops, and you’re done on this earth.
A man who can hit you doesn’t love you. He only cares about controlling you and making sure you do exactly as he says.
Men who abuse women do it because they get away with it. The women are either too scared to tell someone or they really believe this time is the last time and he won’t ever do it again. Because hey, he said sorry and that it was the last time and he loves her more than anything… So that means he’ll stop, right?
The problem with this mentality, though, is that it is taught to girls at a young age. We are taught that if a boy is “mean” to us that means he likes us. What kind of nonsense is that? Girls, especially teenage girls, want boys to like them. So what are we teaching them when we say boys are mean to you when they like you?
We are teaching them that it is okay for men to be mean to them because that is how they show they “care”. This thought process is completely wrong but pushed upon young girls because “boys will be boys”.