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Domestic Violence: How Many Beat Downs Will It Take Before Annie Gets A Gun?

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When Abused Women Strike Back

How much physical or emotional abuse does it take for a woman to fight back? When will Annie get tired of the beat downs, the bruises, the assaults and the psychological tortures that have altered her life and turned her into a victim of repeated spousal abuse at the hands of this man she calls her husband? How many times will she listen as he tells her she is worthless and stupid and that she should just kill herself because she is a parasite and leech? A bad mother, a useless, good for nothing slut who is not worthy to even see her own children?

Too often, battered and abused woman will stay down for the count, but many times a woman caught in this torture trap will get back up and say, 'I am done. I will not accept this and I will fight back', and that is when Annie will get a gun. That is when the abuser will become the hunted, the prey.
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I am an 'older' progressive; a holdover from the hippie generation. I have raised 3 children, am a proud grandmother, and an outspoken political junkie. I have worked in the healthcare field for 30 years, both for insurance companies and for the (more...)

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