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