Category Archives: domestic violence

On Exercising Empathy

I would like to try a little exercise with you. I would like you to try on some shoes. Most of them won’t fit, they’ll be too small but putting aside practicalities for a moment we can metaphorically slip them … Continue reading

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The Pandemic

When the death was reported there Up and to the left The beating was ignored over here Down and to the right A strangulation left unsolved And a “go home get some rest… Sleep on it…” Was the answer that … Continue reading

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Never Isolated

Isolated And you think of an island Which no man is You think of being cut off As so many women are Unreachable At sea But that it were It never is The isolated myth It happens every day It’s … Continue reading

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Counting Dead Women

Brown eyes A blow to the head Blue eyes Blunt trauma Green eyes Strangulation Hazel eyes Systematic abuse and suicide Old skin Beaten Young skin Slapped and scratched Smooth skin Burned with matches A young body raped An old body … Continue reading

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He didn’t Just Snap

When I read headlines on Domestic Violence and they contain the immortal words; “He Just Snapped” – it will very often contain the following; “out of character”, “isolated incident”. The reporting of Domestic Violence is not doing anything to stem the … Continue reading

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Lest we forget the lonely, alone and our community spirit this Christmas

At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single. Wendy … Continue reading

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