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March 24, 2015 / Randall

#WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft Show the Many Faces of Abuse

Many stories of #WhyIStayed point to warped gender expectations — for women, that their worth is in loyalty, purity, and ‘taking it in stride;’ men, the assumption that ‘real men’ don’t suffer abuse. Others detail the very real economic, physical, or social barriers to getting out of an abusive relationship; still others the central role that concern for their children plays in decisions to stay or leave.

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