Levels Of Abuse...Aaaaaaaaaaaurgh! I am tired of hearing that there are "no levels to abuse" and that abuse is abuse!
Abuse may be abuse, but that does not mean that there are no levels of abuse! Murder is murder, but even murder has it's levels! When you kill a person on accident, I believe it is called man slaughter. When you kill a person on purpose,it is called homicide. When you kill a a group of people, it is call war or terrorism. When you kill a race, it is called genocide.
Even though it is all murder, everyone knows that genocide is worse then manslaughter...and that is only because they are different levels of the same thing.
It's the same with abuse! When you hear about a kid who had his finger nails pulled out by his father, and then hear about the kid who got backhanded a few times by his, and you say "Well abuse is abuse, lets treat them both the same." Then I have to say, you are foolish. Yet, I have seen it in so many stories & comments, that it makes me sick. Even hell has it's levels! People that think they understand, and think they are trying to make another feel better...They think that they can class all abuse together and say that there are no levels.
You can't treat it all the same...