Domestic violence is a serious problem affecting millions of people worldwide. It’s a topic often discussed in terms of “he said, she said,” as the victim and the abuser often have different versions of events. In North Carolina, however, this phrase has taken on a new meaning, as the state has charged domestic violence victims with crimes for failing to protect themselves from their abusers.
Domestic violence is a pervasive problem that affects people of all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is a pattern of abusive behaviors one partner uses to [...]