to hit…

to
slap
to
punch
to
beat
to
rape
to
frighten
to
bully
to
force
to
hold
prisoner
to
torture
to
take
away
the
will
of
another
to
hold
hostage
to
threaten
verbally
or
physically
or
with
a
weapon
to
degrade
to
humiliate
to
shame
to
blame
to
take
away
a
child’s
innocence
to
violate
to
silence
another’s
voice
to
KILL

ALL
OF
THESE
THINGS
ARE
CHOICES

 

VIOLENCE IS ALWAYS A CHOICE…VIOLENCE IS ALWAYS A CHOICE

in
order
to
stop
violence
against
women
and
children

abusers
simply
have
to
STOP
making
those
choices

VIOLENCE IS A CHOICE…ALWAYS

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23 Responses to to hit…

  1. This is good Bling! Wow!

  2. risinghawk says:

    Well said – it has to stop. I was physically abused as a child and young adult, by a woman – my mother. Thankfully I broke that mold – I’ve never laid a hand on a woman or a child in my life, and never will. Sadly, too often, that isn’t the case and the cycle continues. It MUST stop, we can see the people that it creates. Wonderful post. Peace . . .

    • I’m so sorry that happened to you. Abusers make choices and too often people make excuses for what they do. There are no excuses good enough that would allow one person to destroy the life of another. I appreciate the information you were willing to share. I am grateful for your support…always. Thank you, my friend. Hugs…lots of them.

  3. They are always there for you. Your writing has changed. Whatever you write…it’s always interesting and it’s always honest. That’s what makes it so excellent.

  4. Dawnasong says:

    Yes! And if they don’t, we can still have to educate our young women & men, about healthy choices and how to recognize a predator behaviors! Also self-defense classes are important!

    • Self defense classes are important and should be taught in school. That’s what physical education should be about. The thing that I find strange is that no one seems to understand that the only thing we need to defend against…is each other. We are dangerous and violent as a species. We have to give up the belief that we are peaceful, loving and kind as a species because we are not. It’s not our nature to be any of those “nice things.” We kill and destroy…as a species. If a woman is beaten every 3 seconds that is not some random crazy person…it’s us. It’s who we are. If we actually face that fact maybe we can start to do something about it. We poison our water, air and food. We drive other species into extinction. We torture animals and each other. We are constantly at war. We are the most violent species there is. That’s a fact. We’ve been killing each other since the first caveman crawled to his feet and looked around. We have always been this way…it’s who we are, not necessarily as individuals but as a species. We are the bad guys who make this a hell on earth. No one and nothing is safe from us. Hope the movie and the popcorn were both good:)

  5. Dawnasong says:

    I made a mess of that last comment, that’s the result of me trying to multitask! Blogging, watching a movie, and popping popcorn really doesn’t work that well for me. I wasn’t ever good at walking and chewing gum at the same time. Lol

  6. OnTheWay says:

    Very true, I’ve had bruises and bloody marks on me from abusers also.Violence is never a solution.

  7. Reblogged this on Wordifull and commented:
    I’m reblogging this powerful post from Gigi. It is the absolute truth, please read it.

  8. A very true post. I just wrote my first post, about rape culture.

    • Violence is a way of life, now more than ever. And while people try, against all odds, to come up with a solution, adults and children are being beaten, tortured and rapped in their own homes.

  9. I totally agree, it’s always a choice, most attitudes in life are a choice. The only thing is, some people seem incapable of making sane choices in their lives. Frustrating – and I don’t know how that can be resolved.

    I was very lucky, despite having a father who was addicted to alcohol which at times turned a lovely man into a raging bear, in his past after hitting my mother just the once while very drunk, he had been so shocked by it, he made a choice never to do it again. And he never did hit any of us, not even once. His anger was directed at objects around the house – sometimes doors got stabbed with knives – pretty alarming to see though! His anger didn’t diminish until he was an older man, and I’ve no idea what it was about or why it went, but at least I got to know the real man eventually.

    The reasons behind violence and abuse is so varied, it’s almost impossible to know where to help someone. Many I know who’ve found themselves in a violent relationship just needed to get as far away as possible. Sadly it’s often the only way to resolve the problem – some people you just can’t help.

    • I don’t think it can be resolved. I think some people enjoy violence, it gives them pleasure, release, satisfaction, feelings of power over another. i agree, a lot of times, maybe even most times, no one knows what the anger is actually about. It doesn’t make sense. Still, it doesn’t have to make sense, people just have to get away before it’s too late. Too late to protect themselves and their children who grow up in fear, or who become targets themselves. Everything we do, absolutely everything…is a choice, including the choice to stay and the choice to leave. Sometimes it’s a seemingly impossible choice to make but it’s also a choice, nonetheless. I understand how some people have no money and cannot leave, how help is not always available. How they believe the abuser after yet another apology. It’s a terrible situation that can lead to death. I agree with you, the reasons are varied and often unknown and some people just can’t be helped. The people I know who have come from violent homes, carry that with them forever. It’s unnecessary and sad. The abuse can be physical or psychological but either way, it changes people.

  10. Such a painful list of wrong choices…may fewer people choose violence…Strong piece!

  11. posting on A4P on the 15th

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