The sound of the man’s fist punching the woman’s face exploded into the packed tram, yet no one said or did anything. Why?
Sadly, this happened in the city, yet data from the Victoria Police show the rates of domestic violence in country Victoria are higher and ... also accepted. Those women who reach out to their Mum for support are told “Suck it up love.”
Does this mean acceptance of domestic violence is generational? Whatever the reason, these women are trapped in the vicious cycle of despair and depression. And it's their own fault, it would appear.
The only flowers they ever get are those placed on their graves.
As reported in The Age “The Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, said people had a right to be safe, especially in their own home, no matter where they lived.
Indeed they do Fiona, indeed they do.
So why don’t we, the observers, speak up?
Let's say you were on that tram and witnessed the punch in the face incident.
What would you have done?
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