Roar – One Idea That Will Stop The Abuse of Women In Its Tracks

What is the one thought that can begin to turn the abuse of a woman around? You’ll be shocked. This from the director of a women’s shelter in Glossop, UK…

I have been the witness of the systematic bullying and abuse of a beautiful woman. I never thought I would keep my mouth shut about it, but I did. I never thought I would fear the actions of the abuser and those colluding with him, but I did. I had a taste of this and now know what women on this planet who are terrorized by their abusers feel and do.

They go silent. They hide. They second guess their every move, for fear that they will be the target of a madman. They think about coming out of their cloak of silence, and think and think and think, but back down, swallow the pain, try to ‘fix’ the situation on their own or with the help of others, and the abuser is enabled.

This stopped the moment I turned to a friend in the UK who runs a women’s shelter in the Greater Manchester area. “He doesn’t know the power he doesn’t have,” she said to me, which made total sense to me. I passed these words on to my friend in distress. It was the first time she found the power within to stand up to him and tell him that he would not control her. He began to falter.

So, I say to you: don’t stay in your silence when you are abused. Roar. Take your abusers down. Stand for none of this. There is good in this world. Roar.

Be brave. Share this with another woman. Let’s stop the abuse of women.

Roar – Katy Perry

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly, agree politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

[Pre-Chorus:]
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus:]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

[Pre-Chorus:]
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus:]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’re gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’re gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

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