Domestic Violence

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My Thought on Domestic Violence
You might know October for the bright red orange leafs that cover the sidewalks and for the scary holiday Halloween, but October is also domestic violence awareness month. Community College of Philadelphia is proudly hosting their 2nd annual Clothesline Project to raise awareness for domestic violence victims. The Clothesline Project can be viewed in the Mint Rotunda. The Clothesline is an experience that radiates a feeling of sorrow and a call for help and has left me sadness and anger. What is Domestic violence? Domestic violence is an emotional abuse that is used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Domestic violence can have various forms such as, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and sometimes victims can experience all forms. Victims of domestic violence can be of any age, sex, religion, and education. Even though both men and women can be abused, most victims are women and statistics show that 1 in 4 have been threatened or have experienced this violence. Domestic violence is a crime that is traumatic for the survivors and for the victims’ families, but thanks to the helping hands of The Clothesline Project it has become more aware around the world. The Clothesline Project is a program that was started in Massachusetts in 1990, to bring the attention to domestic violence against women. The Clothesline Project is dedicated to help women who are affected by domestic violence. They want to honor women who are survivors and victims’ of domestic violence by encouraging them to design a shirt to express their emotions and experiences. They strive to raise the awareness of domestic violence against women. The shirts are hung on a clothesline and are visually displayed to be a testimony to others of their horrifying experiences that have scared them for life. The Clothesline Project continues to help survivors and victims’ to break the silence of the crime of domestic violence. Growing up I was...
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