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Expert Insight: How Gender Norms Can Make Domestic Violence Worse for BIPOC

In writing for Psychology Today, Dr. Catherine McKinley discusses the connection between gender norms and intimate partner violence and how Indigenous communities and communities of color experience higher rates due to historical oppression. She offers suggestions for reflection, conversation, and action to reduce intimate partner violence.

"It is only when we are all talking about this—in our homes, schools, workplaces, and counseling centers—that we can begin to undo the ways that we have internalized the gender norms and implicit biases that underpin domestic violence and are causing it to surge during times of societal crisis," she says.

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