Archive | October, 2014

October in Purple

3 Oct

While we are all awash in pink, I’d like to remind you that purple goes great with pink! Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness and October is, also, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here’s a post from loyal reader, psychobabblepants, with some astonishing facts about domestic violence.

Psychobabble

Today is October 1st, and everyone on daytime TV wore pink, and we all know why.

It’s breast cancer awareness month.

At the risk of pitting one great cause against another (because they’ve already been pitted against each other by being assigned the same month) – it’s also domestic violence awareness month, but very few people know that.

Why?

Personally, if we had to choose (and I don’t think we should have to choose, but for the sake of argument) I think we should be choosing domestic violence awareness, but I get why breast cancer gets center stage.

It’s easy to get behind fighting a disease.  A disease is a logical enemy.  It’s an other.  It’s not human, and no one is to blame for getting cancer.

But with DV – that’s perpetrated by our neighbors.  Our sons and daughters.  Our brothers and sisters.  Our moms and dads and…

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