#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou: This Viral Hashtag Reminds Us Tha Domestic Abuse Isn’t Just Physical

May 12, 2016 at 11:08 am |

Sometimes the worst abuse doesn't leave marks.

A black eye, a swollen lip. Tears rushing down cheeks. Begging on her knees to spare the kids.

It’s a picture most people would associate with domestic abuse. Maybe they picture a sloppy, angry, drunk man, or even a calm, righteous professional one.

The truth is that domestic abuse doesn’t have to involve scars and bruises. It doesn’t have to leave physical evidence.

A hashtag trending on Twitter is demonstrating exactly that. #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou means to draw attention to domestic abuse by demonstrating scenarios of emotional abuse.

You’ll be left saddened, but hopefully enlightened, to what many endure in secret.

Credit: @KatherineAlka via Twitter

Credit: @KatherineAlka via Twitter

A viral hashtag #maybehedoesnthityou is raising awareness for verbal and emotional domestic abuse.

Knowledge is power.