"Regain my power"
"We don't need to be pitied"
"But not destroyed"
Stereotypes about Domestic Violence
Many stereotypes about domestic violence and domestic violence victims continue to surround this issue in society. Our study participants’ stories highlight some of the ways that these stereotypes add challenges for survivors, such as is illustrated in the following quotes:
In what other ways do you think that these stereotypes make domestic violence even more challenging for survivors?
"I'm just getting geared up"
"Speaking up is hard"
"Say no without fear"