In this episode of #TheBulliedBrain we discuss domestic abuse, domestic violence and gender based violence with a focus on how these forms of abuse impact the brain.
Jen talks about allegations of sexual violence within a national sport organisation in Canada and she talks about individuals who exhibit such abusive behaviour have likely been exposed to toxic masculinity in the form of homophobia and misogyny which can negatively shape their brains.
Jen emphasises the importance of holding perpetrators accountable and suggests that rehabilitation through intensive work with mental health professionals is necessary.
The conversation also touches on the difficulties faced by victims who come forward and the harmful effects of revictimization. Jen also shares personal experiences including instances of abuse and the challenges of addressing them within the legal and educational systems.
We also want to remind you that we care about your well-being. If any topics discussed on today’s episode have raised concerns or if you need support, please follow the links below for agencies that can help you and offer you advice on what to do.
Womens Aid call 1800 341 900
Rape Crisis Centre call 1800 77 8888
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