Sometimes we can hear our own story told in lyrics.It can offer a sense of being understood, of not being alone in the world.A potential history of childhood abuse might be causally related to both adult depression and adult abuse, irrespective of their relationship with each other.Tsai argued that by not taking childhood abuse into account, a "spurious association" between depression and IPV could mistakenly be interpreted as bidirectional.Clear evidence of an association between IPV and incident depressive symptoms existed among the women; 12 of 13 studies showed a positive direction of association and 11 reached statistical significance.
Examples include Ani Di Franco’s The Story, RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, Pink’s 18 Wheeler, Fighter by Christina Aguilera, and twelve more.
(Click here for the full post.) I am glad to go beyond listing songs that are about violence against women (though we have a great list of songs and movies on the Prevent Connect wiki.) We need more songs (and plays and poems) about taking a stand to stop violence and rape.
What songs inspire you in efforts to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault? Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention.
Yet an unexpected chicken-or-the-egg argument of origin was hatched.
In their examination of longitudinal studies, the researchers found evidence of an association in the reverse direction - depressed women somehow encouraged their own domestic abuse.