Victim’s Shame

The Center for Disease Control reports that 10 million men and women are victims of domestic violence each year.  According to SafeHorizon.org, 1 in 10 children will experience some form of abuse.

Victims of violence and abuse are often reluctant to talk about what happened or to report the incident.  Shame and embarrassment is a major reason for the secrecy.  It doesn’t matter if the victims are male, female, adults, or children the shame and silence remains a common factor.

Victims should not be ashamed of the abuse,  instead it is the abuser that should be ashamed.  As a society, we need to change the way we deal with the victims to help elevate the problem.

I wish I had an answer or a solution to this problem.  I hope in the future the victims of violence will be viewed as survivors and they will no longer need to be ashamed.

If you have been a victim of abuse or violence, remember it was not your fault.  You have nothing of which to be ashamed.

 

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