If someone is abusing you, it’s time to get help, come up with a plan to keep yourself safe (since an abuser may become more violent at this time), and get out, Gomez says.
No matter where it’s learned, it’s not ok and it’s never justified.
Recent research shows that young male athletes may notice abusive behaviors less over the course of a sports season, and feel less inclined to speak up when they see abusive behaviors, Miller says.
Jennifer Gómez says she was surprised how many teens -- of both genders - thought it was OK for girls to hit guys.
Anyone can be abusive and anyone can be the victim of abuse.
It happens regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race or economic background.