Violence and abuse has been in the news a lot lately, which is always a great thing, because it increases awareness. What saddens me is the fact that each abuse prevention minority seems to be in competition with the others.
Whether you are male, female or a child, black, white, abused by a family member, an authority figure or a stranger, none of these things should minimise the abuse you’ve suffered.
There is no reason that people can’t choose a minority to fight for, while still being supportive of other minorities.
There are many statistics thrown around but the number of misinterpretations, compounded by the fact that abuse is under-reported, makes for even more confusion.