October is Domestic Violence Month. According to the National Coalition Against DV, Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels.
This is great and my women’s organization, The Diva Network, is hosting a talk for women on Oct. 25 at Riverside Apartments near Huntington Metro. 2PM – 3:30PM.
But for today’s blogtalk show we will be discussing abuse towards MEN. Men are abused, too, and it is rarely talked about. Men do not report the abuse because they fear being laughed at, not taken seriously or ridiculed.
What should you do if you are dating a woman that becomes violent with you? And if you are a woman that is dealing with anger, how do you get help?