Yesterday I saw one of those “copy and paste this” Facebook statuses that said:
“Mental abuse is worse than physical abuse. Memories last forever but cuts and bruises heal.”
Apparently, this is something that people are sharing to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Now correct me if I’m wrong but domestic violence can include both physical and mental abuse no? You can also have memories and long lasting scars from physical abuse. I’m all for raising awareness but you can’t talk about domestic violence and only address a part of it while sweeping the rest of it under the rug.
Also, who the hell thinks that they’re so high and mighty that they get to decide which type of traumatic abuse is “worse” No you don’t get to say ‘these people who have suffered from this traumatic event have it worse the people that suffered from that other traumatic event.’ And what about the people who have unfortunately had to experience both?