It can take a long time to heal from the psychological effects of domestic violence.
Some stories that caught our eye this week:
Rape Is Not A Death Sentence “Every well-intentioned instance of ‘[rape] ruined your life’ needs to be replaced with ‘this was not your fault. This does not reflect on you. You will get through this.’ ”
No Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury “Many victims spend their lives grappling with the consequences of an undiagnosed, untreated, unsupported injury, about which the narrative almost inevitably turns hostile: that they are crazy, or somehow to blame.”
What Obama’s New Move On Guns Does For Domestic Violence Survivors “As women who end up living in domestic violence situations, one of the things that happens is that you lose all power…When you don’t hear your government officials talking about it, you are just silenced one more time.”