I spent the last hour reading post after post on Patriarchy Survivor. I stumbled across the link to it totally by accident while surfing Liberal and Feminist sites on Facebook (which often seems to yield the most interesting online locations to visit). Once I got there, I found I was unable to stop reading. According to the About Me page, the blog is devoted to the stories of survivors of personal & domestic violence, and told in their words. There is also a link to the Facebook page to submit your own personal story. I believe this is a powerful thing, and cannot say enough good things about anyone who wishes to raise awareness of these issues. Please visit her. If you have a woman in your life you hold dear, I cannot believe you will not take away something of value. I certainly have, and I plan to visit again often.