Domestic Violence Quotes And Sayings


Domestic Violence Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of domestic violence quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“If anyone hits me, they can expect to be hit back, and harder. I never turn the other cheek because in my experience that doesn’t work.”
– Alice Bag

“Never believe you are in control. That is a form of denial. He can and will go ‘that far’. It isn’t the end of your life. Yes, you got beat, yes you he raped you, ruined a part of your life and you may lose everything, jobs, friends, belongings. That crap means nothing. Absolutely nothing. You have an awesome life waiting for you. Go get it!”
– Angela Lee

“Due to the trauma I lost 25 pounds off of my 5 foot frame getting down to 98 pounds. I have a serious arrhythmia which unabated will probably lead to a premature heart attack. I am barely 34 years old. Despite how tragic this seems, I’m happier than I’ve ever been. My friends, family, neighbors and co-workers all came together to support me. I am very blessed.”
– Angela Lee

“It’s so important to raise awareness of this problem that continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of career, wealth or background.”
– Anna Friel

“These women need to feel that we’re all aware of what they may be going through, to give them the confidence to speak out.”
– Anna Friel

“His hands struck her any hour of the day, like hands that strike a clock, whether early, whether late; they strike, they strike.”
– Anthony Liccione

“The Violence Against Women Act protects the lives of tens of thousands of domestic violence victims. But the U.S. must also support gender equality around the world, and that means acknowledging that some nations we consider to be our friends are no friends to women. For example, domestic violence is not regarded as a crime in Saudi Arabia. The United States should not have ‘normal’ relations with nations that treat women as second-class citizens.”
– Barbara Boxer

“Recently, I was in Africa monitoring elections when right on the street, this guy started beating a woman. I got out of my car, pulled her inside and drove her to the hospital. But after the doctors treated her, she was too afraid to press charges. I’ve seen this over and over in America, too.”
– Barbara Lee

“In rural areas of America, there is a growing increase in poverty, homelessness and hunger. You cannot separate these factors from domestic violence ?- a mother with three kids and no financial security is going to stiffen her lip and take the abuse, because not only does she have nowhere else to go, she has three children depending on her for survival.”
– Blanche Lincoln

“Victims of domestic violence need assistance and deserve justice, … I commend the crime unit’s efforts to put offenders behind bars and reach out to victims.”
– Bob Riley

“A friend of mine was married to an assistant church pastor who regularly beat her up. He was smart ?- he’d do it in a way that the bruises didn’t show. For the longest time, she dealt with it. Who would believe the minister was a wife beater?! Meanwhile, my friend ?- an attorney! ?- suffered in silence.”
– Carolyn Maloney

“I was just walking around like a zombie..I really had no idea what I was doing.. But the best thing that I did do was leave and get the hell out of there. I have no regrets.”
– Casey

“Domestic violence is a criminal matter and needs to stay in criminal court, … Too often, judges see charges of domestic violence as a ploy to get custody and send the case to family court.”
– Catherine Campbell

“We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence.”
– Charles Clarke

“We are asking people to understand that slavery still exists today; in fact, according to a recent New York Times article, if you count the number of women and children in bonded labor, domestic slavery or sexual slavery today, there are more slaves in the world than at any other time in history.”
– Charlotte Bunch

“Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.”
– Charlotte Bunch

“One thing we do know about domestic violence is that it is passed down from generation to generation. It is learned behavior.”
– Chief Lester Aradi

“It’s a community effort. We’re trying to take a very negative subject and make it a positive one to show it’s not wrong to talk about domestic violence”.
– Cindy Winstead

“It is suggested that in domestic violence at least the presence or absence of a firearm, or of any other type of weapon, is of far less importance to the outcome than the passion generated in the attacker. The man who has lost control will cause serious injuries in many cases, quite irrespective of the weapon he uses and regardless of the certainty of detections and punishment.”
– Colin Greenwood

“The main reason they were homeless and in crisis was because of domestic violence.”
– Connie Phillips

“At the beginning, I wasn’t aware of some of the stuff that goes on. Now, I have a heightened awareness of domestic violence and how to spot it.”
– Danielle Jones

“Preliminary research-most of it published outside the medical literature-indicates that a significant number of our patients have experienced some form of violence and abuse during their lifetime, including elder abuse, child abuse, gang-related violence, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.”
– David Schneider

“The biggest challenge is to convince a woman that it’s not her fault. My daughter is 25; my stepdaughter is 22. As a mother, I want them to know that if a boyfriend is abusive, you cannot ignore it ?- ‘Oh, he’s been drinking,’ or ‘He had a bad day.’ There is no excuse for a man hitting a woman. Ever.”
– Debbie Stabenow

“Growing up, I thought my grandfather was dead. Later, I learned he was alive, but my family pretended he didn’t exist because of the terrible way he’d abused my grandmother and my mother. He did things like shave my grandmother’s head and lock her in a closet. With my mother’s help, my grandmother finally left him.”
– Deborah Pryce

“Nobody believes that domestic violence kills and nobody believes it is detrimental to children. This world has got to wake up. To me, if there is domestic violence, if the children see it or hear it, that to me is detrimental. Batterers should not have rights to children.”
– Denise Brown

“We’re number one in domestic violence homicides. We also have a high rate of alcohol abuse and drug abuse and there’s a high lethality rate when you get those factors involved, so the shelter has 52 beds, certainly it is never empty.”
– Diana Burch

“Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.”
– Dianne Feinstein

“Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.”
– Dianne Feinstein

“It’s a process. Once you’re free you really need to take time to rebuild yourself, don’t jump into another relationship. Heal before you move on.”
– Doneta

“For too many women pregnancy is just the start of loneliness and abuse. It is a cruel reality.”
– Fay Ripley

“It’s a subject that is often hidden and very secretive, but it’s something which I feel should have a light shone upon it.”
– Fern Britton

“I spend my time on Crimewatch appealing for criminals on the run. Domestic violence is one of the few crimes I can think of where the victim is often forced to go on the run.”
– Fiona Bruce

“Domestic violence and sexual assault go hand in hand.”
– Georgia Taylor

“I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ?- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children.”
– Ginny Brown-Waite

“Hairdressers know a lot about the personal lives of their clients. They come in contact on a day-to-day basis with women dealing with domestic violence.”
– Gordon Miller

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