#RaiseYourHand is a movement showing the importance of children raising their hand in class, despite the negative influences surrounding them. While people sometimes downplay verbal abuse because it is not direct physical violence, it can greatly damage a child psychologically, which in turn affects their whole well-being. They often become pathologically shy and deeply introverted, hesitant to participate in activities in school and elsewhere. It's more hurtful when the abuse comes from peers, but is especially damaging when it comes from peers of the same gender.
This story is more than a narrative drama. It is more than about bullying. It is about the devices other women use to keep women down, perpetuating the idea that we should not be empowered. Keeping our hands down...
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