Remembering Domestice Violence Month Janet Jackson Style…Powerful!!
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
Examples of abuse include:
■name-calling or put downs
■keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends
■stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job
■actual or threatened physical harm
Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence.
I was feeling some kind of way today not quite sure why, and though it is very important everyday, I felt the need to talk it today, and break format just a little.
We look at our youth and the trouble they seem to be in all the time, we talk about or young men being drug dealers and hustlers. We talk about our young women having baby after baby with no daddy in sight. We talk about our young people not knowing how to dress for a funeral yet alone a job interview or church. We talk about how these same young people don’t know how to speak properly or how to respect others or know when to speak when spoken too. We talk about how these young people believe that money is what gives them class instead of them knowing that it is how you carry yourself…..yall hear me. With all this being said about this lost generation that is coming up, it occurred to me that these young people, these babies to the world in which we know, are our babies. Somewhere along the line we decided that how we were brought up wasn’t cool, we felt it more important to become our children’s friends and abolish the term “a childs place”. We decided to fill our children with so much grown folk information without explanation and all we did was turn out a fast generation of miss guided f…. We are the blame for our children because we introduced them to the class called, LIFE 101, but we weren’t man or woman enough to teach the class. We didn’t teach our young men or women chivalry. We didn’t teach our men to respect women and become leaders in the family or to teach our women to respect men and allow them to lead while we nurture family. Also it is ok to be submissive and obey (if you are patient enough to wait for the person that was intended for you). We forgot to teach them all that they are not The Alpha and The Omega and that we will all serve one….
John 9:25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
As I think about this subject today, this month of October Domestic Violence Month. In order to break a cycle we must start with us, by testifying and educating. We must also start remembering those ones that fell victim and are not here to share…As always remember listen and watch responsibly…WHAT ABOUT THAT!!