Dance Yrself Clean
The truth is that not all survivors are women, not all abusers are men, and not all abuse is physical. And it does harm to assume otherwise. Emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse — they all hurt. It also hurts to perpetuate the idea that domestic violence only involves fists. Part of why I stayed with my abusive girlfriend was because I thought domestic violence was a man hitting a woman. I didn’t recognize the signs because it didn’t even occur to me as a lesbian to watch for them.
#WhyIStayed Is Our Hashtag, Too
| Sarah Prager for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via