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Domestic violence is an avid crime on college campuses and in households all over the world. In 2014 there was a video of Ray Rice, a formal running back for the Baltimore Ravens, punching his fiancée multiple times leading to her becoming unconscious. From the incident two hashtags started trending on twitter, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.

He is now married to his then-fiancee. After the video was shared across multiple social media platforms and the running back was forced to leave the team. From the incident two hashtags started trending on twitter, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.https://twitter.com/racheal_kitty/status/800464907242074113

#whyistayedI didn't want to be homeless. #whyileftI had friends on the streets who treated me better than he did.

— Rachel Haywire (@RachelHaywire)

#whyistayedI was ashamed to tell anyone because I thought they would think I was weak for staying, and I didn't have anywhere to go.

#WhyIStayed Bcoz I was convinced "this can't B abuse coz it couldn't ever happen to me & that THIS time he'll change & love means staying"

I thought no one would love me #WhyIStayed

#WhyIStayed Because I thought I was strong enough to take the abuse.

He told me no one will ever love me the way I am except him. But I left, and now receive the most perfect love #WhyIStayed #WhyYouShouldGo

"I also felt societal pressure to stick it out. The way I grew up, you married for life. My parents were married 47 years."#WhyIStayed #DVAM

##whyileft because I had such an amazing support system that helped me through it all & I'll always be so grateful

I thought I deserved it. I knew my future daughter didn't. #WhyILeft

#whyistayed because I was being controlled #whyileft because I finally saw a bad future for us and knew I had to change it

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