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Recognizing Destructive Social Norms​

Understanding the Dynamics of Abuse

If you’re worried about someone in your community, click here to find tips on how to be supportive and information on barriers that may be preventing them from leaving an abusive relationship.

“Boys will be boys”

“Locker room talk”

“You can’t do that, you’re a girl.”

We encounter phrases and expressions like these on a daily basis. In order to prevent violence from happening, it’s important that we understand where it comes from.