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Pain, Shame, and Fear

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"Men are afraid women will reject them. Women are afraid men will kill them." This is a phrase we've seen quoted all over the internet since #MeToo went viral last year. 

During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo, Tiffany Allison, founder of the Soaring Hearts Foundation and a survivor of domestic violence, talks about the night her ex-boyfriend nearly beat her to death by bashing her head into a hardwood staircase and hitting her with a wrought iron cross. 

One in three women in the U.S. and one in four men have experienced some kind of domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available to take your call 24 hours a day: 1-800-799-7233.

Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer