Often, those stuck in an abusive relationship stay because they have nowhere else to go. However, it is now easier for domestic violence victims to break a lease without penalty or consequence.
In an effort to garner attention, a Facebook group have suggested that their members “grab their kids and run to another state, then report the mother for sexual abuse”.
This morning, John Setka addressed yet more allegations, insisting that an expletive-laden rant was not what it seemed.
In social security circles, the “couple rule” is used to bind a couple (and what payments they can receive) together. Disappointingly, this system deals exclusively in black and white and leaves no space for victims.
Investigative journalist Jess Hill’s book on domestic violence states an obvious, visceral point. We should focus on the perpetrators as well as the victims.