David Hayward, on his Naked Pastor Blog, has provided an infographic that shows how the cycle of abuse against women operates. He also shows the point where women can break the cycle, and another point where men can break the cycle
“This cycle occurs in any sphere from businesses, institutions, to families. But when you add religion to the mix with its scripture, dogma, and tradition, it fortifies the first step where men assume power. It’s one thing for men to assume power, but when they can say that God ordained it, commands it, and blesses it, it carries far more weight. This is the root problem. But I believe we can break the cycle that can eventually starve this problematic root and cause it to wither and die, along with the whole system it nourishes and supports.”
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