International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
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.)
November 25th is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
In anticipation, I have gathered some relevant quotes.
“Why did I stay? The answer is easy. I didn't know he was abusing me. Even though he held those loaded guns to my head, pushed me down stairs, threatened to kill our dog, pulled the key out of the car ignition as I drove down the highway,poured coffee grinds on my head as I dressed for a job interview, I never once thought of myself as a battered wife. Instead, I was a very strong woman in love with a deeply troubled man, and I was the only person on Earth who could help Conor face his demons.” Leslie Morgan Steiner, Ted Talks
"It doesn't take much violence to subdue a woman, especially if that woman has low self-esteem."
Ava Carmel, Severe Silence
"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,
"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." HelpGuide.org
"Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime." (World Health Organization)
"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
"He was violent toward women and men, and his abuse came in many forms — from screaming and berating to character assassination and nonconsensual advances. His behavior was both an open secret and a secret ritual." (The Washington Post)