One Australian Ad Nails When Domestic Abuse Starts — And It's Way Earlier Than You'd Think

One Australian Ad Nails When Domestic Abuse Starts — And It's Way Earlier Than You'd Think
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Stats show one-in-three women are victims of domestic abuse — and it could trace back to one dangerous lie women are told as children:

"When a boy bullies you, it means he has a crush on you."

That's part of the message behind a powerful anti-domestic violence ad called "Respect," released by the Australian government in April. 

It happens like this:

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Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube
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And just like that ... abusers are bred.

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The point: "Violence against women starts with disrespect" from a young age.

Watch the full advertisement below:

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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