The Cycle Of Violence Against Women Starts With Disrespect - An Essential Checklist For Every Parent
Recently a student told me about a ten year old boy at school who 'dumped' his girlfriend for the 4th time, the student said "but this time he 'really' dumped her", he said to her: "...When we are older you will be homeless in the street with no money and I will drive past you with a hot chick and my Ferrari...".
Perhaps the most disturbing part of this story is, that it happened weeks ago and now she is 'going with' him again!!!
Violence Against Women: Let's Stop It At The Start: Australian Government:
Checklist for messages to give both your daughters and sons about respect.
Do this checklist from Let's stop it at The start Campaign
I THINK MY DAUGHTER KNOWS …
I THINK MY SON KNOWS …
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Factors that contribute to Domestic Violence
"Men tend to be more prone to becoming hostile and violent towards women if they:
Streker goes on to say; if these factors are present in a culture that also reinforces male superiority and a culture that excuses, justifies & promotes violence, then males may use domestic violence to express power and assert their control in intimate relationships and families.
Respectful Relationships Resources
After 24 years experience as a Sexual Health Nurse, 15 years as an Educator and literally 10s of thousands of conversations about Sex and Sexuality - I hope I can help you with information & support to encourage essential conversations about all aspects of Human Sexuality.