Quotes on Abuse And Violence

I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances. Julie Burchill
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Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime. Herbert Ward
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One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time. Nicole Kidman
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It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on. Julian Assange
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Emotional abuse is like being continuously kicked in the shins. It can be worse than getting one punch in the face, and it cements itself. Ashley Banjo
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Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar. Samuel Griswold Goodrich
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Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and sexually abused by a dating partner. Dianne Feinstein
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Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Thomas Jefferson
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This is not love. It is a crime... You can't look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh. Salma Hayek
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For too many women pregnancy is just the start of loneliness and abuse. It is a cruel reality. Fay Ripley
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I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse. Tatum O'Neal
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Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. Orison Swett Marden
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We're number one in domestic violence homicides. We also have a high rate of alcohol abuse and drug abuse and there's a high lethality rate when you get those factors involved, so the shelter has 52 beds, certainly it is never empty. Diane Birch
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Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation. Beverly Engel
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The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore. Robert J. Sawyer
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It was a country . . . that he and his people had known how to use and abuse, but not how to preserve. Wendell Berry
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The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human right violation on earth. Jimmy Carter
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Many survivors insist they're not courageous: 'If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.' 'If I were courageous, I wouldn't be scared'...Most of us have it mixed up. You don't start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear. Laura Davies
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It's still hard for me to talk about the day I visited a shelter for children who were victims of a domestic-violence household. The kinds of abuse they had suffered, and what it had done to them physically and emotionally ?- I don't have words for what I saw. This has to stop. Michael Dean Crapo
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The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colours and lives in many different communities. Sandra Pupatello
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More and more leaders around the world are joining the struggle. More and more individuals understand that any abuse of any woman is intolerable. Asha-Rose Migiro
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Preliminary research-most of it published outside the medical literature-indicates that a significant number of our patients have experienced some form of violence and abuse during their lifetime, including elder abuse, child abuse, gang-related violence, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. David Schneider
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Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence. This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent. Jocelyn Brown
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We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we'd up and leave - but it's not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons - they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they can change them or they simply have no where else to go. Kate Thornton
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I believe the entertainment industry cannot portray on film people gunned down in cold blood, in living color, and not have it affect the attitudes and thoughts of some of the people who see it... I believe that the desensitizing effect of such media abuses on the hearts and souls of those who are exposed to them results in a partial fulfillment of the Savior's statement that 'because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold'. M Russell Ballard
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Although I haven't experienced violence in a relationship, I know that two women every week in England and Wales are killed by their partner or ex-partner, and that unless we act now, many more women will die because of domestic violence. We must speak out now against all forms of domestic violence, not only physical abuse but also the emotional, sexual and financial abuse which means that many women are afraid to be at home with their partner. Jemma Kidd
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An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy. Terry Southern
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The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man's emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm. Lundy Bancroft
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Feminism is built on believing women's accounts of sexual use and abuse by men. Catharine Mackinnon
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Violence existed before our music was even suggested. Big Pun
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Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners. Ian Somerhalder
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After I became an attorney, the mother of two girls I'd known in high school came to see me. She'd endured years of heinous abuse from her husband that nearly destroyed her. I'd never suspected a thing. Harry Reid
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One main problem with raising awareness of LGBT abuse is the denial. The term "domestic violence" is perceived as something akin to alcoholism, ("I don't sit on a park bench drinking") and people do not see that they are perpetrating or are a victim of DV because they have a set idea about what it is. Kim Kardashian
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This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities. Lucille Roybal-Allard
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My therapist said to me 'OK, let's just say your daughters do end up marrying someone like him. When the abuse starts they'll think 'Mom stayed, I suppose that's the right thing to do.' That's when I realized that I was setting a frightening example. Sheri Moon Zombie
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Women should know that love doesn't abuse you. It shouldn't hurt you. Love cannot be redefined into 'He only hit me once, I'll let it slide.' Love is happiness, not being neglectful, caring, being respectful, providing, having standards, kindness, standing up for the right things. Jahmene Douglas
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I wanted to take part in this campaign because it's so easy to forget the many women who live their lives in fear because of domestic violence. Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners. Ian Somerhalder
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I was shocked to find out that 1 in 4 women are affected by domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. So many women never tell anyone that they are being abused by their partner. I have joined the 'Real Man' Women's Aid campaign to show that real men don't abuse women and that a real man will always stand up against domestic violence. Ugo Monye
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We can all do something to help end domestic violence. A Real Man would never abuse his partner or children, and I am proud to put my name to the Women's Aid Real Man campaign. Ricky Whittle
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While I didn't grow up in a family where there was domestic violence I knew of families in my neighbourhood where abuse was happening. I wanted to be part of the Women's Aid Real Man campaign to send out the message that real men don't abuse their partners or their children. Huey Morgan
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Through violence, you may murder the hater, but you do not murder the hate. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their minds, to choose their leaders, and to be treated with dignity and respect. We also strengthen our security and well being, because the abuse of human rights can feed many of the global dangers that we confront - from armed conflict and humanitarian crises, to corruption and the spread of ideologies that promote hatred and violence. Barack Obama
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I know all about violence and physical abuse because my first husband used to beat me severely when he got drunk. Once, I can remember coming home from a party and walking up our vast marble staircase at the Fifth Avenue house while he was striking me. I thought, If I just gave him one shove down the staircase I would be rid of him forever. Clare Boothe Luce
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...Virtually never are murderers the ordinary, law-abiding people against whom gun bans are aimed. Almost without exception, murderers are extreme aberrants with lifelong histories of crime, substance abuse, psychopathology, mental retardation and/or irrational violence against those around them, as well as other hazardous behavior, e.g., automobile and gun accidents. Don Kates
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I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations; but, on a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions, which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other cause, produced despotism. James Madison
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No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone. Salma Hayek
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Gender based violence anywhere is a threat to peace and security everywhere. John F Kerry
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Rather than bring peace and harmony, the EU will cause insurgency and violence. Nigel Farage
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We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence... Shakira
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In rural areas of America, there is a growing increase in poverty, homelessness and hunger. You cannot separate these factors from domestic violence ?- a mother with three kids and no financial security is going to stiffen her lip and take the abuse, because not only does she have nowhere else to go, she has three children depending on her for survival. Blanche Lincoln
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Domestic violence is often ignored as it usually happens behind closed doors and it can seem easier not to get involved. Yet, domestic violence continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of their background, career, race or age, and it is vital that we do something now to protect those directly affected by abuse in the home. John Nettles
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Each and every child in this country is valuable because they are our future as a society. We cannot afford to lose a single child to ill-health, under-education, abuse, addiction, jail, or gun violence. America's highest goal should be for every child to grow up to be a successful young adult - healthy, educated, free, secure, and a good citizen. John F Kerry
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There can be no better measure of our governance than the way we treat our children, and no greater failing on our part than to allow them to be subjected to violence, abuse or exploitation. Jessica Lange
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No matter what sort of adversity or challenge you might face, you can always believe that, with hope, it can be conquered and, in the end, you will be stronger for it. Brooke Ellison
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What subsists to-day by violence continues to-morrow by acquiescence and is perpetuated by tradition; till at last the hoary abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives it-self out as the wisdom of ages. Edward Everett
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Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture. Charlotte Bunch
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We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets. Jane D Hull
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Statistics prove that teenage Internet gambling is the fastest growing addiction of the day,akin to drug and alcohol abuse in the 1930s, ...It's pernicious, it's evil, it's certainly one that feeds on those who are the weakest members of society and...that's the young and the poor. David Robertson
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Kids are told there are no differences between boys and girls. They are told there is no such thing ultimately as right and wrong. Values are relative. Truth is relative. Morality is defined by individual choice. If that isn't a recipe for sexual harassment and other forms of sexual and physical abuse, I don't know what it is. Rush Limbaugh
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All of us have far too much to do to waste our time and energies in criticism, faultfinding, or the abuse of others. Gordon B Hinckley
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Animals are sentient creatures. I love them very much. I do not feel that we have the right to torture, murder, and abuse them for our own disgusting dietary and fashion wants and needs. Davey Havok
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If non-violence is the Law of our being, the future is with Women. Mahatma Gandhi
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There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness. Sam Peckinpah
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The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. ... In fact, violence merely increases hate. ... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Perhaps it's simply the dual nature of marriage, the proximity of violence and love. Adam Ross
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This is serious business, sex, violence, and rock and roll. John Mellencamp
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...In every realm of male expression and action, violence is experienced and articulated as love and freedom. Andrea Dworkin
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Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political moral questions of our time. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire. Leigh Steinberg
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I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ?- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children. Ginny Brown-Waite
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He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and merely been killed by a drunken act. He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums. He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment. And nothing could break his spirit-or his great love. This is HIS life. He is called the horse. Anna Sewell
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Where I'm from, there is no violence, pretty much. Usain Bolt
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Fifty three per cent children in India face sexual abuse - both boys and girls - but we still feel uncomfortable talking about it. We are still hypocrites when it comes to issues like child abuse, sex or for that matter homosexuality. It is high time that we brought the issue from under the carpet. Rahul Bose
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I have always felt that the way we treat animals is a pretty good indicator of the compassion we are capable of for the human race. Ali Macgraw
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We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Ultimately, in the battle against lies and violence, truth and love have no other weapon than the witness of suffering. Pope Benedict Xvi
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Confuse was the nurses' word for abuse. Susanna Kaysen
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The abuse of cabmen in a block. Juvenal
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The first abuse of power is not realizing that you have it. James Richardson
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The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating. Cesar Chavez
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