- — Beverly Gooden (@bevtgooden)Mon, Sep 08 2014 15:48:31I stayed because my pastor told me that God hates divorce. It didn't cross my mind that God might hate abuse, too. #WhyIStayed
- — Beverly Gooden (@bevtgooden)Mon, Sep 08 2014 15:53:38I stayed because I was halfway across the country, isolated from my friends and family. And there was no one to help me. #WhyIStayed
- — ✨Cinnamon Apple✨ (@erinspirationxo)Tue, Sep 09 2014 14:38:00#WhyIStayed Pure, unadultered fear. It shames me to even think of it, but there it is. I was scared as hell. I think back and still shake.
- — ✨Cinnamon Apple✨ (@erinspirationxo)Tue, Sep 09 2014 14:35:08#WhyIStayed I had alienated the majority of my friends and family. They were all that I thought I had left in this world.
- — Em Lion (@enochian_lore)Tue, Sep 09 2014 14:38:36
- — Mama Pants (@Thefamilypants)Tue, Sep 09 2014 14:38:10Because when someone knocks you out cold w/ a punch & then says that if you leave they will kill you, you believe them. #WhyIStayed
- — Erika (@erikartwork)Tue, Sep 09 2014 14:35:57
Domestic abuse in the spotlight with #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft hashtag campaigns
The release of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his subsequent indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic abuse has set off a firestorm of reactions on social media. On Twitter, domestic violence survivors are sounding off with two hashtag campaigns.