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The Many Faces of Eve: The Rainbow
Battered, Beaten / The Rainbow: "Call me a rainbow, I'm purple, black and blue and red, sometimes yellow when pus runs from my head...Guess I'm pretty much a punching bag -but truth be told I've never felt so numb in my life -despite all my pain...sometimes I wish he'd beat me to my death -because after all the crying, and bleeding and trying to heal and love yourself -after all the emotional turmoil -something dies within you and you don't feel the 1st punch when he throws it and you aren't aware of your body hitting the floor -nor the blood gushing from the sore -you aren't aware of your feelings anymore -no tears, no fears, -just the rainbow..."
Are you, have you been or do you know someone who has or is a victim of abuse?
- On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
- 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.