Haute Hijab, an online magazine dedicated to empowering women, spoke with our own Sahar Abdulaziz on “The Problem of ‘Not Taking Sides’ with Post-Divorce Relationships & Domestic Abuse.” This SDP author is also a Certified Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Counselor Advocate, trained and qualified to weigh in on this topic.
During her conversation with Haute Hijab’s contributing writer, Layla Abdullah-Poulos, Sahar explained that neutrality has no place in the face of abuse. “There is no such thing as ‘not taking sides’ when an abuse victim discloses,” explained Sahar. “All too often, people will claim neutrality when, in fact, they are looking the other way, making excuses for the abuser or pretending the abuse ‘isn’t their business.’ Some may go so far as to negate domestic violence outright. This is not neutrality, but complicity. Either the listener believes the victim and will help, or they disregard what they have been told or witnessed. Either way, they decide whether to be on the side of truth or malignancy.”
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Sahar Abdulaziz is an award-winning suspense author. Her work covers a wide range of topics, including mood disorders, marital and family dysfunction, domestic violence, sexual assault, but most of all––survivorship. Most of her work is in realistic fiction: psychological thrillers, suspense, and satire.
Shaggy Dog Productions, LLC (SDP) is the publishing imprint for The Lady Writers of the Poconos.