Faces of violence have indeed evolved and not for the betterI’d often hear“If you see the man, you’d never think his the kind of man that would abuse his wife” or if you see the woman, you’d think she’s not the type to be abused”.For so long I thought you’d have to be a certain type of man, to be labeled as abusive or you had to be a certain kind of woman to be a victim. We stereotyped violence. We gave “Violence” a face, almost humanizing it. The aggressor, had to be male, chauvinistic , controlling, the list is endless. The victim had to be a woman, who was insecure, no sense of being and had no voice. We somehow set a standard of how the victim should be. Though, there’s now an uprising to “Stop Violence” around the globe, we can’t lose sight that the face of violence has indeed changed.
"The victim or the aggressor could be you or me" .
Violence sometimes goes unchecked because we gave it a face or a type. We need a movement to dehumanize violence.Violence has no type, has no face, it just is. It can exist in the goodlooking, educated, well spoken, well placed in life man or woman and that girl or boy who comes from an affluent family could be a victim. Violence does not only breed in poverty stricken areas or in men or women with security or controlling issues. Violence cannot be labeled with a face or type, for then, it will go unchecked. "We humanized it and gave it a face, aggressor or victim"The Path to Participation Initiative from World Pulse and No Ceilings