Know More: Understanding Violence
Statistics show that there is a gendered element to domestic and sexual violence. That is to say, women are disproportionately affected as victims and survivors, and men are disproportionately represented as perpetrators.
At Say Something, we believe violence against women is supported by a culture of sexism: attitudes, speech, behavior, social structures, laws, and institutions throughout our society which are systematically biased in favor of men.
We also understand that sexism exists alongside many other types of bias. Our concerns include racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, prejudice against immigrants, religious intolerance, and other oppressions that systematically disadvantage individuals because of some aspect of their identity or membership in a target group.
 The Pyramid of Abuse was created by the Mentors in Violence Prevention at Northeastern University as part of their Bystander Intervention Curriculum. It's an amazing program and you should get more information about it here!