People who have spoken about domestic violence know that it is not the most popular topic and there are numerous reasons for this. In the New York Times, Sarah Mervosh delves a bit deeper into the reasons by comparing the traction that the #MeToo Movement gained versus the lack of support people get when they speak-out about Domestic Violence.
Here’s some of her insights;
- There’s rarely a time “when someone came forward around domestic violence and their character wasn’t assassinated in some way.”
- “People have a really difficult time understanding why she doesn’t leave?”
- “In most cases, men have not been held accountable until multiple women have spoken up…that’s difficult to replicate in domestic violence cases.”
- It “often takes a high-profile celebrity case to start a cultural movement.”
Read the full article here.