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I Am Against All Forms Of Abuse

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    Stop female mutilation it's a disgrace

    and any one carrying out these acts should be mutilated permanently as child abuse
    howardcoleman howardcoleman 66-70, M Mar 20, 2014

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    But few with power are.

    http://youtu.be/ygVoDLet4ns
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 16

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    Education is the best way to end abuse.

    http://www.theduluthmodel.org/pdf/PowerandControl.pdf
    sandmoon sandmoon 36-40, F Sep 18, 2014

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    What about Verbal Abuse?

    What constitutes Verbal Abuse? Can it be stopped? Is it valid? I have my opinions on these questions, what are yours?
    DerekintheMatrix DerekintheMatrix 13-15, T 1 Response Mar 17

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    Any and all it's NOT ok,

    it messes up the mind, scars the soul. I have PTSD depression and some other things, I've tried to o d Mostly cause of the abuse... Why is the world so cold? I've been trying to find the light or happyness
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M Dec 29, 2013

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    Live your life to the best of your human

    capability. Open your mind up to new ideas and share them with the world. Value the ones who always think about you and want you to follow your dreams Eliminate all negative people from your environment and life and keep your head up.
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M Sep 17, 2014

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    Mental abuse may not leave a bruise

    but it's still abuse. And it changes people. My children will never have to worry about that from my husband or I, like both of us did from our fathers.
    Casaundra612 Casaundra612 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I Ruin Photos

    So the other day I asked my wife to take a photo of my son and me. The immediate response I got was "NO!". "You'll ruin the picture like you ruin everything". This made me think as I found myself uploading photos to snapfish to share with everyone that the last picture of my...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M May 31, 2012

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    Where do I start I lived in a very violent

    household for around 16 years. Daily there would be put downs/fights physical and emotional. And it was hidden away. My mother suffered a great deal and I'd divert a lot of it onto myself. I realised I dislike violence I have had a difficult time getting on my own two feet as...
    Zzzzzzzzrrr Zzzzzzzzrrr 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    You always Hear about a guy rapeing a girl

    or a guy hiting a girl, but people think that is fine when it's vice versa, I hate it abuse is bad no matter what gender.
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 25, 2014

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    True fact. http://youtu.

    be/oBGknTpFsSg
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    There Are All Forms

    There are all forms of abuse; physical, emotional, mental, and variations thereof. The abuse that bothers me the most is that mental, emotional variation called passive aggressiveness.  I think it bothers me so much because it's not only hurtful it's also frustrating.  I would...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Aug 2, 2012

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    The girl you just called fat.

    .. She's on diet pills... The girl you just called ugly...she spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her.. The boy you just tripped... He is abused enough at home... See the man with the ugly scars ... He fought for his country.. The 14 year old girl ..with a...
    chain55 chain55 22-25, M Mar 16

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    Take A Stand

    I was a victim of abuse so from a woman's perspective I know what it's like. I work with children who daily live in fear of someone hurting them. I've witnessed the effects first hand, on animals that were neglected and abused. No abuse is excusable...we need to give a voice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2012

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    But powerless to stop this.

    http://ourfuture.org/20140425/trade-deal-means-lower-wages-for-90-of-americans-why-is-obama-pushing
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 16

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago,

    and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17 whether they like it or not, they cannot make me stay. I am done with my mother telling me that I am a mean and ugly ***** . She says...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    The Elderly

    This is one form of abuse not often spoken of but my friends it happens a lot! I worked as a CNA for a few years and i could tell some hair raising tales. Ive seen a daughter slap her mother,because mama didnt want to eat. ive seen paitents ignored because they need or want extra...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Aug 18, 2012

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    People Or Animals Who Would Stand For Such A Thing.

    Emotional, mental, or physical who would really approve of it? I got bullied but was lucky to be as strong as I am. I have a strong will and brute strength. I would defend myself from many. I wasn't even seen as a women sometimes. I don't really care anymore. It's funny when I...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    I need to say this for all of us.

    I take full responsibility for what I am about to say. I realize MANY will strongly disagree w/me. I am a Christian. Have been one for 44 years. Some of us Christian give Christianity a bad name by what and how we say what we are saying. How we live/behave. I have noticed...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    Never Tolerate Bring Hit!

    !! Does the abuser your with call it domestic discipline or refer to themselves as the head of the household? Are they using any church or social group to reinforce the physical abuse? Is there name calling including buy not limited to calling you "submissive" or treating...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    My Mother-in-laws Turn

    Today my mother-in-law visited us. Everything stated off well. Then I left the room to use the bathroom and have a smoke. When I came back they were begining an argument. The argument consisted of how she was abused as a child by her father. How her father was never...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M Jul 29, 2012

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    My story is up on my profile under "I am me,

    I am you, I am them". This one is for something I witnessed and decided to stop, there are several incidences like this, but this was the latest, and one that I am not proud of at all, but I will share it anyway. This happened last May, it was just getting nice, and I remember...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    And Her Mother Is Now In The Thick Of It

    So we are suppose to go on vacation next week. A week solid of a person that does nothing but argue. Imagine my excitment. After last weeks argument she decided she wasn't going, now she is. She got the place for a fathers day gift for her dad. When she invited her parents...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    A message to my Ex I hate you, I love you You broke me You killed me You ruined my life You hurt me in so many different ways You abused me for 1 full year You drained what ever...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I had a flashback the other day. I went to get in the shower and it happened. I was back in that house, in the bathroom, the water in the tub was filling with scolding hot water...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld 16-17, F Mar 18

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    let's make EP better not worse, ok? thank you all so much for all the people on here who do not bully others and spread happiness to others :) i am against all types of bullying...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Emotional abuse is just as bad I think because it causes undue stress. Stress can kill you. It will cause you to make poor decisions. I am victimized at times even at the age of 3...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    I am a victim of child abuse myself, and trying to build awareness that this is happening everywhere. It is not okay, ever.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Violence against women is rooted in deeply ingrained social norms that portray women as less than men. Violence against women and girls is a global problem, and ending it requires...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I believed the words you threw at me. They bore down deep into my soul. To my very core I believed I was unworthy of your respect. That I deserved every horrible name you uttered...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    This is of course obvious. Everyone seems to be against child abuse to some degree. I was one of those kids who was raised by the belt or anything that was within reach of my...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    The last time an Asian country demonstrated collective national outrage against a foreign Television channel was in 2011 when UK’s Channel 4 produced a ground-breaking...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I need advice from any former victims of high school bullying. I've been out of high school for about seven years now (class of '08), but I can't seem to stop dwelling on how I was...
    PassionEarth9 PassionEarth9 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I forsaw him dying and almost to the year it happened., I was in a furniture store two weeks ago and I felt like I was having a heart attack,At the same time exactly across the...
    Alanasma73 Alanasma73 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I absolutely against it. I'm sorry but it's not that babies fault for coming into the world. If you're going out and doing stuff you shouldn't be doing and you wind up pregnant or...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    'm Against Child Abuse of Any Kind
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Not quite as down as the title suggests. Walking into the hail. The hail stones make me shut my eyes against it. Wrote myself a list of hellish to dos Phone solicitor... tick...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    newsflash spanking a child is not child abuse. The US Supreme Court has actually said that spanking is not abuse. and for you catholics out there your pope is for it too
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm struggling with knowing what to do and knowing if what I want to do is childish or not. I'm always told by my family that I'm over-emotional, naive, stubborn, being ridiculous...
    hniki21 hniki21 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Missing Child Fraud-This is to confirm S. Di Cecco born 11/07/1994 is NOT missing. Despite the numerous posters spread across the internet as a result of lies told by her sorry...
    HappyinHague HappyinHague 41-45, M a week ago

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    I have lost a loved one from child abuse. For the first year I struggled for a reason to keep living. I struggled with pure rage. I struggled with complete and utter numbness. I...
    cntstoptherain cntstoptherain 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    News flash: spanking a child is child abuse. And you know, theres also that fact that everyone on this site ignores: it doesn't work.
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 11 Responses Mar 13

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