Dating Violence at College: It Happens Here

By: Katie Bowles ‘18 Beneath a culture of politeness and door-holding, runs an undercurrent of complicity towards gender-based violence. As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, it is essential to understand that Mount St. James is not a safe haven from relationship abuse. Under the Violence Against Women Act, dating violence is defined as, “Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim […] dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.” The Holy … Continue reading Dating Violence at College: It Happens Here