Category Archives: Fear

STOP THE VIOLENCE

Teenage dancers perform a Travis Wall choreographed routine which highlights the tragedy of the violence we inflict upon our fellow humans daily.

“What could I do? There wasn’t anything I could do? I couldn’t stand up against him!”

Actually, you could, can and should have.

I have had several battered women seek shelter in our home and to a man, their abuser backs off when they are confronted. I have been told it is because I am male.

That might be true in some, but not all cases. It is the thought that their despicable behavior is now known to another and s/he will call the police.

Here is an incident shared by the clinic of a battered woman seeking help from the female staff. She gave them a note stating that her boyfriend was an abuser and had a gun. The couple were waiting in the examining room for the vet.

Read and view how the staff reacted.

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Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advice re Personal Safety

Vancouver Police Chief Palmer advises citizens to take responsibility for their personal safety. “If you can not hide, fight. You have every right to defend yourself” Police Chief Palmer Watch Vancouver Police Video Vancouver Police Chief Palmer on personal safety Vancouver PD safety tips “Many people fear the possibility of being robbed or assaulted while outside the safety of their home and, though these incidents are fairly rare, they do happen. There are some basic steps that you can take to help prevent an assault or to respond correctly if … Continue reading

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Canada’s Supreme Court recognizes, “Battered Woman Syndrome.”

Battered Woman Syndrome “Why doesn’t she just leave?” is often spoken about women who stay in an abusive relationship. Easier said than done. I have helped women exit such conditions and in every case the men were vicious and evil human beings. They knew only one thing and it wasn’t court orders or police presence. Women tried to flee only to be tracked down and assaulted again. Here is the sad solution to which some survivors use and it is a legitimate defense in Canada. Read of these landmark cases. … Continue reading

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When to dump him. Six RED FLAGS you made a mistake.

When do you know? How about when he farts in front of you? Or, asks you to dinner and you end up at a fast food joint? You convince him to take you to a fine-dining restaurant. You take time choosing the perfect outfit, and he arrives in jeans, unshaven and wearing a ball cap. Substance abuse and violence require an immediate exit. Katherine Heigl knows: Kathrine Heigl knows a loser when she meets him. All of this and you still have a relationship? Why? Here is Darla Murray with … Continue reading

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