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In 1998, for every one woman who used a handgun to kill an intimate acquaintance in self-defense, 83 women were murdered by an intimate acquaintance using a handgun.
It’s when my mother takes up smoking again
that my father starts to scrub her name off the floorboards.
He says oh, old habit, when I ask after his bleeding knuckles.
I didn’t know his stubbled lips
could say such hard words until there was
enough smoke to fill up all the rooms in our apartment.
I used to pretend the burning smell
was the heat of my mother’s heart,
but it’s been years since imagination dumped me for a better lover.
With his big, tan hands, my father used his fists.
My mother burnt the bed frame and kicked his feet from under him.
I started smashing dishes against the walls just to drown out
the sound of bodies breaking,
started staying the night in the street to get some quiet.
They blamed each other for how I flickered,
fucked angrily on nights they didn’t know I was there,
spat out psalms and dirty words.
It’s when the bruises start showing
and my mother sets her own bones
that my father drinks himself dumb every night.
When I ask after his blackened stomach lining,
he smiles and says
'Horror Movie' - Photographer: Steven Meisel | Models: Issa Lish, Natalie Westling & Bernd Sassmannhausen | Fashion Editor / Stylist: Karl Templer | Hair: Guido | Make-up: Pat McGrath | Vogue Italia April 2014 | Short Film
- Vogue editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani explains her thinking behind the shoot - inspired by the rising rates of domestic violence in Italy and beyond. “The horror of life is bigger than the one that you can see in the movies. This is really a horror show, what we are looking at and what we see every day in every newspaper around the world is how fragile the woman still is today, and how she can be attacked, can be abused, can be killed.” (The focus of the shoot is raising awareness of domestic violence).
- 8 early warning signs of domestic abuse
- US - National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
- Canada - National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-363-9010
- UK - Women’s Aid 0808-2000-247
- Worldwide - International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
An abusive man is not unable to resolve conflicts nonabusively; he is unwilling to do so. The skill deficits of abusers have been the subject of a number of research studies, and the results lead to the following conclusion: Abusers have normal abilities in conflict resolution, communication, and assertiveness when they choose to use them. They typically get through tense situations at work without threatening anyone; they manage their stress without exploding when they spend Thanksgiving with their parents; they share openly with their siblings regarding their sadness over a grandparent’s death. But they don’t want to handle these kinds of issues nonabusively when it involves their partners. You can equip an abuser with the most innovative, New Age skills for expressing his deep emotions, listening actively, and using win-win bargaining, and then he will go home and continue abusing.
Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (via seebster)
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