In South Africa, a woman is murdered by her partner every eight hours.
That judge is an idiot. It’s not fucking normal to send a text to your boyfriend telling him you’re afraid of him.
It makes me so fucking angry the message this sends. A smart, educated woman announced to the world that their relationship was normal thus telling every single woman who is currently in an abusive relationship that she deserves nothing more.
Violence and fear should never be mistaken for passion.
I was in a physically abusive relationship for two years. Now I’m happily married to a man who thinks I am responsible for the sun rising and setting every day. He would cut his own arms off before he ever physically harmed me. He is a good man and my best friend.
That’s the way love is supposed to be. That’s fucking normal, not cowering in a bathroom while your lover shoots at you through the bathroom door.