What is violence?

A slap. A punch. Rape. These are not acceptable. Not from your husband. Not from anyone.

Threats. Harassment. Sexual abuse. These are not acceptable. Not from your husband. Not from anyone.

But I wonder what is acceptable inside the home. What do we consider as a normal act? What do we consider as a violent one?

I wonder. Where is the limit?

Silence. Scorn. Economic and sexual pressure.

How do we qualify these actions?

Is it normal to be afraid of what your husband will say, if you do this or that?

Is it normal to feel bad and ugly, after an intercourse?

Is it normal to worry whether the diner is good enough, whether you did a good cleaning or if you let the window open at night?

What is normal?

What is natural?

Is it ok to be taught you are not good enough?

Is it ok to be afraid when asking for money for the household?

Is it ok to walk on eggshells all the time?

What is violence? What is not?

I wonder. Too many questions and still no answer.

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6 thoughts on “What is violence?

  1. Those questions cross my mind too..violence it too common.. and hidden .. anything hurting a person physically or mentally or making a person feels insecure is an act of abuse

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