We all know people can walk on eggshells when some conversations are brought up – they tend to close the topics immediately. Some actually ignore the lines, trying not to feel the cold or disturbed. Sounds familiar?
They say, “Everything is fine now.” and just few of us know it is never fine. It has never been fine.
Such could be said about the topics surrounding domestic violence. Do you know people actually believe it is a thing of the past? Even with everything we hear, things we read. The internet is just at our fingertips and yet, we choose to be ignorant.
As a reader, I know for a fact that this isn’t true. There is a real definition of suffering and those who are affected by this horrible inhumanity are everywhere. The only difference is they are not being obvious about.
They tend to keep the pain to themselves, believing no one would believe them. They are depressed and scared to even talk about it. Because it is a deep scar embedded in their heart.
I sure do not want to sound like a preacher but it saddens me when I hear “normal” people saying these things are not real and that they are far gone and far solved. But no one can really measure the inhumanity and wickedness of humans. We do unspeakable things everyday.
Some people reading this might actually think “Okay, it is real and it is happening but what exactly is domestic violence?”
Domestic violence is simply defined as the violent and aggressive behaviour that occurs within a home,typically involving violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Typical violence may involve physical, emotional or sexual abuse and abuse can exist between partners, or family members.
Somewhere right now, a wife is being abused by her husband and she is starring at that wall or through the window or anywhere else she can look up to with hot tears falling on her cheeks. She is saying to herself, she doesn’t have a choice, she can’t do anything to stop this from happening to her.
Somewhere right now, a child is hiding in a dark corner of the room clutching his toy to his chest. Trembling and eyes open widely anticipating the next hit from his abuser – his parents, his uncle, his aunty or anyone.
Thankfully, there are organizations that has made solutions and turned them into strong movements against abuses, violence and mutilations.
(LOOK THEM UP! STOP BEING IGNORANT! THERE IS A LINK TO A SITE BELOW THAT LISTS ORGANISATIONS WORKING AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
(Yeah, female mutilation is also real!)
So please stop being a “normal” person who believes this is a myth. You just might save someone.
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–SUSANAH OMOHUNOLA AJIBOYE.