Friday

For My Sistas

Those who are triply oppressed are silenced in the domestic violence movement because they are overburdened in other arenas of their lives. Domestic violence is the ultimate peril to a woman already suffering from role overload; and yet her other social and economic struggles force her to muffle her cries.

In her journey, the voice, that longs to speak up about her trauma, is inundated in her quest for financial stability and freedom from the constraints of racism. And when nearing the brink of perceived success, remnants of past violence become salient and threaten current and future relationships.

Since her image is so distorted, she never receives credit, nor gives credit to herself, for surviving her harsh past. We must give special attention to those in this particular category so that justice for all women can be achieved.

"Usually, when people talk about the “strength” of black women they are referring to the way in which they perceive black women coping with oppression. They ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation." ~ bell hooks

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