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Summary: In a short video, a woman discusses the faces of domestic violence and how no one is immune from it no matter how much money they have or what their religious beliefs are.

No one is immune to domestic violence in this world. It is a sad fact, but it does not matter how much money a person has, what their religious beliefs are, or what their age is; nothing protects us from domestic violence.

  
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This is the point of the video embedded in this post. The woman featured discusses the faces of domestic violence and that when a woman arrives at a shelter, she is taking a step in the right direction.

The transcript of the video is below:

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“There’s no face to domestic violence. It doesn’t matter what color you are, what your income bracket is, and I don’t fit the profile that I’m white, that I have a store, that I’m successful, dress cool, raised in Scarsdale, pretty affluent. It’s like, you know, what do you mean? You can’t be abused. And I try to explain to them, there’s no face.

I lived with a man for 15 years, a New York City police sergeant. I knew that it wasn’t right that he hit me, but I thought that he loved me so much that if he could get that angry to beat me up, that he must really love me. So I understand now that, that thinking is completely twisted backwards thinking, but I was raised in such a violent home that it’s what I knew. I wish I would have known that there was help, that there was someone that I could talk to about it. It’s hard. It’s like a silent struggle.



The main thing that I would want the women to know when they’re first arriving into a shelter is that they think that they’re at the bottom, but it’s really the ticket to the top. The fact that they’re able to move into the shelter is having the courage to change.”

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