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Why not leave to Live? – Georgina Onuoha writes on domestic violence

What the former actress and divorced mother of two wrote on Instagram after the cut…

“Love does not hurt
What you love, you protect
The rate of domestic violence in Nigeria ?? is alarming
Yet,
our elected officials are mute about it. No Legislation put in place to
protect against domestic violence and to punish its perpetrators. Why
have we become immune to it? Domestic violence is no respectal of class,
status, fame, religion or creed. No one is immune from it man or woman?
Why
remain in an abusive relationship? To please society? To have the title
of Mrs or Mr after your name? For fortune , fame or pleasure?
It starts slowly and metamorphose into a beast you can’t control.
Why not leave to Live?
So many have died and many more dying as I write this.
You should love yourself enough not to let anyone scar you.
Why do women protect there abusers?
There is no shame in walking
away. Do not conform to what society sets for you as standards of
marriage or relationship. Every faith should condemn violence.
To my brothers; Why hit the one you claim to love? What happened to walking away?
What
will you do if your mother, sister, daughter or aunt calls you or come
home with a battered face? will you defend them against their abusers or
tell them ‘such is life because you are guilty of same crime’ ? Would
you protect them? If yes, why would you subject someone else’s daughter
to same faith of abuse?
Only cowards hit women and people?
Woman hear word!!
Walk
away, if you fall out of love with your loved one, please explain it to
the people your decision will affect the most directly and walk away.
It becomes a burden when you want to eat your cake and have it. Emotions
and feelings are strong.. It’s better to shed a few tears temporary
than being scared for life or worst of all end 6 feet.
Kids learn
from where they live and grow.. Home is their first school, they exhibit
what they see their parents do. Protect them so they don’t grow up
thinking it’s normal to hit or abuse anyone.
Please let’s end this vicious cycle.
My
heart goes out to all going through this phase and any who has been
through this phase. The scars might heal but the wounds lingers for
ever.
Walk away while you can.
#No shame in being a single lady
#No shame in being a single mom”

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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