Gendered violence is minimized and misunderstood as "personal".
In families, communities, institutions and movements, both
conservative and progressive, gender oppression and gendered
violence tend to be minimized, or relegated as personal instead of
political. Gendered violence is de-prioritized,
under-analyzed and rendered irrelevant to issues considered to be
larger. Gendered violence reflects and bolsters systemic
aggression and oppression, and inflicts damage of devastating scope
and depth in our world.