Center for Domestic Peace condemns last Wednesday’s acts of terrorism and white supremacy on the #USCaptiol. We must hold those involved in this event accountable. These acts of violence should in no way be normalized and should be recognized as threats to our country’s work to end systemic racism and violence against women.
Militarism is on the rise in our country and serves to epitomize hyper-masculine behavior, which enforces aggressive behavior, particularly toward women, as the norm for men. Wednesday’s events are rooted in this same behavior and should serve as a call of action of continuing our work toward ending gender-based violence and lifting racial equity. #C4DP is committed to this ongoing work and we will lift the stories of #BIPOC/#BIWOC in their relation to violence against women.
The attacks on individuals and the Capitol, representing our country as a whole, echo the batterer’s manifesto of “if I can’t have you, no one can” and may be triggering for those who have experienced domestic violence. Please #SHARE – many people in our lives experience domestic violence behind closed doors. Trauma presents itself in many different ways and is unique to the individual. Sharing this post could be a lifeline for someone right now!
If you are surviving #domesticviolence and need to talk to someone, please call us at 415.924.6616 to talk with one of our advocates. We’re available 24/7!
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