Challenge Your Gender Bias (Part 3)
Gender Bias? Historically, WOMEN have suffered most,
As victims of sexism, primarily due to their lower power position, relative to men in business, politics and government, employment etc. Could this be that although women have provided men with “structural” power, men have provided women with
Are you aware of the Bystander Effect? (Click here and you will be…)
We’re in a place where we turn a blind eye to those in need, and shame or victim-blame those who speak up, whilst simultaneously reprimanding those who don’t… I’m talking about all levels of abuse.
Whether it’s a well-known media celebrity, or the person next-door, if you are aware of what is happening, you have a duty to speak up.
Easier said than done?
Find and tell a professional, and another, and another… Social media IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL.
An abuser’s power is fuelled by silence, whether it’s that of the victim, or those complicit in the abuse, family, friends, superiors, subordinates, whoever…
“Unless the perpetrators or victims are celebrities or politicians, domestic violence and sexual abuse, continue to be a silent epidemic, out of the media spotlight.”
People have many different reasons for staying silent, here are a few…
- Fear of not being believed.
- Fear of escalation of the abuse in the moment.
- Fear of escalation of the abuse post-relationship.
- Fear of Victim-Blaming.
- Fear of family break-ups.
- Fear of being penalised for speaking out.
- Fear of lack of support.
- Fear of being misunderstood.
- Fear of desertion.
- Fear of humiliation.