Friday, February 09, 2007

True Courage.....

is being willing to speak out.

Especially in light of this.
Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group -- at a rate almost triple the national average, according to a 2001 U.S. Department of Justice report.

About 1 in 3 teenagers reported knowing a friend or peer who had been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner, according to a February 2005 study on teen dating abuse from Teenage Research Unlimited, a national research firm specializing in youth.

Or, more troubling, this.
"No one really believed me," Sarah said. "Even though I had the bruises on my stomach, no one really cared."

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