The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.
That is an incredibly disturbing fact. More so for the deadly subtle truth that we as a nation can be so manipulated, controlled and distracted by so many forms of media that those types of facts can escape the profound truth it represents.
3 women a day are murdered by a current or former male lover. 18,000 killed by men in DV disputes since 2003. 18.5 million mental health care visits due to intimate partner violence every year. 10 million children exposed to this type of violence in the homes every year.
Boys don’t hit girls. This proverb was taught, instructed and conditioned into me as a child by my parents and I grew up during a time when girls were told that if a man beats you, that means he really loves you. Sadly, that myth was more prevalently told to girls than the proverb that was taught to me.
The vast majority of boys who witness the abuse of their Mom never received the counseling and therapy necessary to alleviate the damage done to their psyche and character makeup. Therefore, let us begin from the beginning to teach every boy that he is not to ever hit a girl, no matter what he sees at home. Let every Dad pledge teaching this truth to his son by keeping his home free of any domestic abuse.
Well raised boys don’t hit girls and real men don’t hit women.