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Reflecting on my childhood low self-esteem

Someone once said, ‘wherever there is an action there is a reaction.’ I always ask myself why I never did anything when he first slapped me and the rest of the times that he beat me. And the first thing that comes to mind is how I had low self-esteem then. I never had any confidence to stand up for myself. The best thing I knew to do was to keep quiet and just walk away, hoping things would work out for themselves. And this goes back to my childhood. Continue reading Reflecting on my childhood low self-esteem

Abuse knows no gender

Abuse knows no gender. I might have been violated and abused but I am not biased. Having had the opportunity to speak to different men of different age-groups, cultures and nationalities I have come to realise that men are suffering too. There are women in society who are taking advantage of the fact that it’s common for men to be perpetrators in family violence and abuse. As a result they use this to their advantage, thereby causing men to not disclose the abuse they receive from women. Continue reading Abuse knows no gender