Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Stop domestic abuse: Cut it out!

31% of women report being physically abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. That's almost one third. Think of three women you know. Consider that statistic. Now get ready to act.

* If you are in an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). (For TTY, call 1-800-787-3224.) Call now, or as soon as it is safe. They will help you find support and help in your area. Love is not abuse. Get help. Visit to learn more.

* Cut it out ( is a national program that trains beauticians, hair stylists, and other salon professionals to recognize signs of domestic violence and safely refer their clients to local resources. Forward this information to your hairstylist. Send your tax deductible donation to Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund. Visit for more information.

* Men Stopping Violence ( is an Atlanta-based organization that works to end men's violence against women. They educate men, women, and the community at large to "dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves." Volunteer today. Make a tax-deductible donation. Request a presentation for your church, civic or community organization. Visit to find a similar organization in your area.

In the US, a woman is beaten every 15 seconds by her husband or parter. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States; more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Picture three women you know, three women you love. Click the envelope below to forward this post. Please, act now.


Anonymous said...


Thank you for your interest in Cut It Out! and The Salons Against Domestic Violence Fund – a partnership between Clairol Professional, the National Cosmetology Association, and Southern Living at Home.  Cut It Out! is a national awareness program created to educate salon professionals and their clients about the national epidemic of domestic abuse and violence. This important program is currently being launched in select areas throughout the country, and will continue to roll out across the United States. 

In the meantime, salons can order a supply of posters and safety cards created to help inform salon professionals and their clients about the signs of domestic abuse, as well as to give information about resources to help those in need. To order your FREE materials, call (800) 383-0210. 

Thanks and have a great day!

Karama said...

Today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution printed this article on Men Stopping Violence.

Karama said...

For more on preventing domestic violence see the February 15th post.