Tiara Zhan'e Hernandez
According to the Equal Justice Foundation, during a press conference held in 1993, current California state senator, Sheila Kuehl stated that 40 percent more women will be battered than usual on Super Bowl Sunday. Although she had no proof to back up her bold claim, Kuehl’s statement still gets repeated and passed on today.
No matter how many rumors circulate about the topic, domestic violence is very much an issue across the globe. Whether it is subtle or extreme, any type of physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional abusive in an intimate or romantic relationship is considered domestic violence.
One in every three woman worldwide experiences domestic violence.
Many people do not realize this ongoing pattern of abuse can occur between two men, two women, older couples, or younger couples.
No matter what race or gender anyone can be a victim of domestic violence.
So how do you know if you’re a victim of domestic violence?
Recognize the warning signs. If your significant other constantly puts you down, expresses explosive anger toward you, or harms you physically or verbally these can be a signs of domestic violence. Keeping you away from your friends and family is also among the many warning signs of domestic violence.
If you find yourself in an abusive relationship don’t be afraid to speak up and get help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline here on the Hazleton campus is available at (800) 799-7233, for anyone experiencing or knows someone who is suffering in or from an abusive relationship.