Coronavirus and Domestic Violence
In many cities all across the world there’s been a spike in domestic violence since families have no other choice but to stay at home and isolated. The number of abuse cases are climbing higher than the pandemic case. Many police departments have reported ‘double-digit percentage jumps’ in domestic violence 911 calls as more people shelter at home.
Some say it’s the tension of no knowing what will happen next is what’s inciting hostility in some people. I disagree. These people were already control freaks before the start of the pandemic. All of us are feeling a loss of power and control over our lives, experiencing uncertainty right now, but we aren’t taking it out on those we profess to love.
To those who do not have a safe home the isolation maybe deadlier than the virus. I’m not saying that anyone could take the risk of leaving and exposing yourself but abusers know you’re trapped and will take advantage of it. Domestic violence is all about power and control, and during the epidemic, women and children and the elderly are unable to go outside, and the conflicts within their homes just grew bigger and bigger and happens more and more frequent.
I can not fathom how anyone can possible think it is a good idea to even attempt to exercise their perceived authority over anyone when there’s something so deadly is floating around in the world. If an abuser is ever going to grow up and get over him or herself, the time is now!
As the coronavirus pandemic grows so does domestic violenc