Often, when people think of domestic violence, physical violence comes to mind. However, this is just one tactic that perpetrators use to exert control over women. The behavior could look like something very minor, but could symbolize something much more powerful.
There are so many different ways that abusers can ensure that they control their victims, it would be impossible to list them all here. Here are a few that people don’t tend to think of as abusive behavior. For more information, check out Speak Out Loud.
For more information, check out Speak Out Loud.
Or, watch Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Ted Talk to see the different power and control tactics her abuser used. She also answers the “Why doesn’t she just leave?” question.back