An entire folklore dedicated to this social scourge circulates in the form of myths, superstitions, customs and, unfortunately, even in the form of cheap anecdotes and gossip. The most famous saying is the beating is broken from heaven “, as ingrained in the Romanian collective mind, as toxic. Below are some of the most widely circulated beliefs about domestic violence.

  • There are problems that any couple / family goes through.
  • Violence against women is just a women’s issue. Don’t look at anyone else.
  • It will change, it’s a passing episode, a difficult time.
  • He apologized / apologized and promised it would never happen again.
  • Children must have a father, even if the horse is still jumping.
  • The aggressor is a stranger. He cannot be the father, the brother, the husband, the friend.
  • Men can’t control their anger. It’s natural to be like that.
  • Aggressors are just uneducated, poor people on the fringes of society.
  • Violence goes away on its own, it doesn’t last a lifetime.
  • Violence refers only to beatings and other physical assaults.
  • Emotional violence is easier to bear than physical violence.
  • The woman is made to endure.
  • The jealous man is a sign that he loves his wife.
  • How is he going to hurt me ?! I’m just his wife / girlfriend. I can’t be sorry.
  • He behaves like that because I’m guilty, I always do something that drives him crazy.
  • If I behave the way he wants, he’ll be fine and he won’t beat me anymore.
  • Women like to live in these violent relationships, otherwise they would leave.
  • Domestic violence is only a private matter, in which no one from outside is allowed to get involved.
  • Only in poor countries is there domestic violence.
  • Alcoholism and other addictions are the leading cause of domestic violence.
  • Victims are unable to ever get out of the circle of domestic violence.
  • There is nothing we can do to stop or limit violence against women.

We are confident that we have not dispelled all the myths circulating about domestic violence. If you can complete the list, I invite you to disassemble them together.

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