Putting an End to Useless Debate: Listening to the Voices of Violence Survivors


Over the years, society has been engaged in countless debates surrounding issues such as violence, abuse, and discrimination.  While these d...

Over the years, society has been engaged in countless debates surrounding issues such as violence, abuse, and discrimination. 
While these discussions are vital for progress, we often find ourselves caught in an endless cycle that detrimentally impedes our ability to address deeper issues. 

As a result, victims of violence and abuse struggle to raise awareness about pressing matters like:

  • disability, 
  • chronic pain, 
  • addiction, 
  • poverty due to limited ability to make a living, 
  • mental health challenges,
  • lack of health insurance coverage for prescriptions and treatment
  • the necessity for additional training for medical & therapy professionals 
  • Sexism, misogyny, racism, ableism, homophobia, and bigotry against faith-devoted victims among treatment providers.
  • and other long-term symptoms. 

It is time to break free from this repetitious cycle and redirect our passion and fiery debates toward unveiling the silenced plight of these individuals.

Let victims and Survivors speak.

Let victims and Survivors be heard.

 Debating Violence and Abuse: A Never-Ending Spiral

After countless incidents of violence and abuse are exposed, conversations ignite within our society. These debates serve as a double-edged sword. 

On one hand, they bring awareness to the problem, highlighting its severity and demanding justice. 

On the other hand, however, we must recognize that they often perpetuate a vicious circle that inadvertently drowns out other equally significant issues.

It is good that people are talking. Excellent.

Are we getting anywhere?

Are children safer? 

Are women safer?  

Are the courts, law enforcement,  or mental health treatment programs getting better and more efficient in their response to victims?

The Silenced Plight: Unveiling Deeper Issues

By fixating solely on the discussion of "which demographic deserves a free pass from suspicion and scrutiny", we overlook the devastating consequences that victims face in their everyday lives. 

Amplifying voices regarding disability, chronic pain, addiction, and other long-term issues is crucial as it sheds light on the unseen battles that countless individuals endure long after the initial abuse or violence is over. 

These victims find themselves trapped in a system that dismisses their suffering, solely due to societal inattention.

The Burden of Chronic Pain and Disability

Victims of violence and abuse often struggle with chronic pain or disabilities resulting from their traumatic experiences. 

These long-term symptoms extend their suffering far beyond the initial incident. Yet, when society fails to address these profound challenges, it perpetuates the distress and neglect already imposed upon the survivors.

Empathy Without Borders: Raising Awareness

By shifting our focus toward the deeper issues surrounding violence and abuse, we can genuinely empathize with and support Survivors in a meaningful and lasting way.

Acknowledging the multilayered struggles fosters a more inclusive environment where Survivors can confidently share their experiences and seek appropriate assistance. This empathy without borders gives voice to those who have long suffered/suffer in silence.

Breaking the Cycle: Moving Towards Comprehensive Solutions

To create lasting change, we must break free from the repetitive cycle of debating the same issues over and over again. Free passes for entire demographics from critical evaluation is not the key to healing and lasting change. 

It is time to channel our passionate energy toward comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of violence and abuse. This entails acknowledging the interplay between violence, abuse, and the long-term consequences victims endure, ranging from disabilities to chronic pain and mental health battles.

The never-ending debates surrounding violence and abuse have inadvertently hindered our ability to address the deeper issues that victims grapple with even after their initial trauma. By shifting our focus beyond the surface, we illuminate the silenced plights of survivors and highlight the profound impact of disabilities, chronic pain, and other long-term issues. 

It is time to channel our passion and fiery energy into:

  •  breaking this cycle, 
  • creating a society that listens, 
  • creating a society that empathizes, 
  • creating a society that advocates for lasting change. 

Together, let us amplify the voices that have long been silenced and pave the way toward a more inclusive and supportive future.

Let victims and Survivors speak.

Let victims and Survivors be heard.

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WE Survive Abuse : Putting an End to Useless Debate: Listening to the Voices of Violence Survivors
Putting an End to Useless Debate: Listening to the Voices of Violence Survivors
WE Survive Abuse
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