International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 

November 25th is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

In anticipation, I have gathered some relevant quotes.

"Domestic violence impacts women, men, and children of every age, background, and belief. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner. " Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation,

"Silence, too, can be torture."  Justina Chen

"Silence is a source of great strength."  Lao Tzu

"Life was meant to be lived.  Curiosity must be kept alive.  One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."  Eleanor Roosevelt.

"A woman is like a teabag -- you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water."  Eleanor Roosevelt

"I do not subscribe to the abuse 'victim' or 'survivor' labeling mentality.  I have experienced every kind of abuse...labels do not serve you, so don't use them as an excuse to be miserable.  You have a beautiful life to live, so accept the beauty and start living."  Miya Yamanouchi

"If you and I met at one of our children's birthday parties, in the hallway at work, or at a neighbor's barbecue, you'd never guess my secret: that as a young woman I fell in love with and married a man who beat me regularly and nearly killed me."  Crazy Love, Leslie Morgan Steiner

"It took me a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."  Madeleine Albright

"When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence. But domestic abuse occurs whenever one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person."

"It doesn't take much violence to subdue a woman, especially if that woman has low self-esteem." 

Ava Carmel,  Severe Silence

The power of homeopathy:

"The Staphysagria patient is extremely sweet and gentle in the office.  She gives the impression of making every effort to be a good patient and will draw out the sympathy of the prescriber.  This is especially true because the story the patient tells is often one of sorrow. ... The underlying cause of illness in the Staphysagria patient is suppression.  Generally the patient is so sweet, that she is unable to stand up for herself.  Especially it is a remedy for wives of abusive husbands...

It is important to know that after taking this remedy, the patient will find inner strength to end a bad marriage or relationship."

Desktop Guide to Keynotes and Confirmatory Symptoms, Roger Morrison M.D., Hahnemann Clinic Publishing

(Morrison studied at the Center of Homeopathic Medicine, in Greece, under George Vitholkas.) 

For a helpful article about domestic violence and getting help: .