everybody stop hitting everybody

Women: if you're in a relationship with a man that puts his hands on you, he will keep putting his hands on you until you're not there for him to put his hands on any more. ‪#‎LeaveOrDie‬

Men: if you're in a relationship with a woman who puts her hands on you, the truth you need to realize is this: our society does not expect or require women to play fair in physical altercations with men, even if she started it.
Is it fair? No.
Is it right? No.
But it is what it is.
You will be crucified if you defend yourself physically because we have been incorrectly taught that men should never hit the opposite sex ever-ever-never-ever, even if we stab them with rusty screwdrivers. So leave her crazy azz if you don't possess the fortitude of Jesus and think that maybe, one day, as she's attacking you? You might hit her azz back. ‪#‎LeaveOrGoToJail‬


If you, as an adult, do not possess the self restraint to not hit another adult, you need to seek help...and not participate in a romantic relationship until you're well. It is an absolutely natural, animalistic reaction to want to rage, hit, kick and scream in certain emotional situations--yet it is the mark of human societal evolution that keeps us from doing so and causing harm to others.

We really need to change the conversation in this country about domestic violence. There is a SIGNIFICANT difference between domestic abuse and a fight, and we are selective as to what we recognize as one or the other.

Don't believe me?

Question: if this exact same situation happened with Michael Sam and his boyfriend, in the exact same way, whose side would you be on? Or would it have been "just a fight"? ‪ If you don't know these people, stop speculating on their household.  Stop perpetuating incorrect narratives.