Red flags in dating violence
According to The Well, two in five lesbian women, one in six bisexual women and one in three heterosexual women will experience intimate partner violence at least once in their lifetime.
One in four gay men, two in five bisexual men and one in four heterosexual men will also experience dating violence.
We often think that the kinds of signs that tell you a man could be abusive are very obvious. We think of extreme physical violence as being the key – or the only – signifier.
The following is a list of early warning signs that someone may be abusive.“Obviously they knew they could go to a guidance counselor, but how much are they going to do for them? Coming to college and seeing something like this really made me want to get involved.” As part of the red flag campaign, SAVES members will be putting out miniature red flags around campus the week of Oct. Any student who collects five mini-flags can turn them in to be entered into a raffle on Nov. Clues about where to find the miniature red flags will be released on their social media accounts which can be found by searching SAVES at VCU.