In Australia, Family/Domestic Violence has referred to physical violence occurring within a relationship.
But we now know that NonPhysical Abuse, like social, psychological, emotional, legal, financial, religious, or technological forms of abuse, are more common.
When any NonPhysical Abuse continues or worsens over time, it is also known as Coercive Control.
In Australia, men commit ninety-five percent of violence.
In relationships, it is again primarily men using violence and abuse to gain power, to have total control.
This comes from societal inequality between genders.
So far, responses underfund services, leaving the rest to cultural change happening over time.
It has not stopped our epidemic of violence and abuse.
It's not enough. It's failed. It's time for better ideas.
We need to rebuild our systems and start again.
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It is time non-physical forms of abuse are taken as seriously as violent forms, especially coercive control.
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"It was like I was trapped in a room with the walls closing in. There were more and more rules, and I made more and more mistakes. He was always so angry."