Enthusiasms from Dr. McFadgion By: Dr. Akosoa McFadgion
Hello Kings and Queens of the Mecca! It’s Domestic in? Not good. Violence Awareness Month! Sexual Violence is when someone makes you do something Did you know that 3 out of 10 women and 1 out of 10 you don’t want to do sexually. Feeling like you SHOULD men experience physical violence, stalking or sexual have sex to sustain the relationship? Not good. assault in their intimate relationship? Did you also know that approximately 23 percent of LGBTQ men and 50 Emotional, verbal or psychological abuse occurs when percent of LGBTQ women experience abuse from their someone is controlling, puts you down, or makes threats intimate partners? What does domestic violence look like against you. Constantly saying mean or hurtful comments on a college campus? I am Enthusiastic that you asked! to your partner so they do what you want? Not good. Well, for starters, thinking things like, ‘If he hit me, I will hit him back!’ or ‘A push against the wall or a slap ain’t nothing, that’s how we handle our differences!’ is a relationship definitely headed in the wrong direction. Feeling like ‘she’s always yelling and cussing me out’ or ‘he always criticizes me’, is not good either.
Economic abuse is when someone makes you give your money or prevent you from going to class. Feeling like you MUST spend your money or time with your partner to show love? Not good.
Spiritual abuse occurs when someone won’t let you worship or express your spirituality. Think your partner Unhealthy relationships can be prevented with education, will criticize you for going to Bible study? Not good. healthy communication, and knowing a whole lot more about what makes you tick, than worrying about To get help and more information about resources contact how the other person operates. Not sure what I mean? the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-806-7647. Let me leave you with this: Dating and domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors used by one partner Enthusiastically, to control the other partner. Can’t move without checking Dr. Akosoa McFadgion
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