Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Hidden Violence

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Violence among relationships is unfortunately very common in today’s society; however, most of the time we never know it is happening. When people hear the word violence, many people automatically assume it as physical and rarely as verbal. Although we tend to think that physical abuse and violence is a huge problem, which it very well is, many people tend to disregard verbal abuse as a type of violence. It often times is not taken as serious when the repercussions of it can actually be very severe.¬†

I titled my blog post “Hidden Violence” because many ‘victims’ do hide it from their peers and loved ones. Although I have never first or second-handedly experienced these types of violence, I have witnessed friends go through it. When you see someone else undergoing such violence it sometimes can be so hard to know what to say to them. We all have those friends that we go around and around with on subjects just as these, but it always seems difficult to try and get them away from that person because of the feelings involved. As a bystander, there really is only so much you can say because in the end it is the person’s choice to leave that will be the most affective.

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