We believe that poetry can be a significant and meaningful shame-reducing intervention.Survivors have long used writing as a healing technique. Addresses issue of women of status being treated differently than poor and/or minority women.The very label, victim, can produce feelings of shame.According to feminist psychiatrist, Judith Jordan, "A powerful social function of shaming people is to silence them. The PBS In the Mix video "Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed" or Internet research serves as a prelude to the reading of a poem about dating violence.
Food, clothing, toiletries, children's toys, suitcases, etc.).“YOUR ABUSIVE PARTNER DOESN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HIS ANGER; HE HAS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR ANGER.One of the basic human rights he takes away from you is the right to be angry with him. Give each student the list of Dating Violence Information Web sites, which includes a list of the following topics so they know what information to collect: Follow up the assignment or video by giving some examples of various dating violence situations (i.e. Students engage in a discussion about the meaning of the poem, then compose an essay about their interpretation and reactions to it. Objectives: Option 1: Show the video, "Twisted Love: Dating Violence Exposed" or Option 2: Assign the research homework assignment during the previous class period.No matter how badly he treats you, he believes that your voice shouldn’t rise and your blood shouldn’t boil. When your anger does jump out of you—as will happen to any abused woman from time to time—he is likely to try to jam it back down your throat as quickly as he can.