What is Passive Violence?
When you frequently use the expression "shut up".
When you speak in an insulting language or tone of voice.
When you show disrespect to people and have no concern for their feelings.
When you watch while friends insult or humiliate others.
When you behave selfishly.
When you mimic or show disrespect for their way of life.
When you define people by their race, color, gender or religion and in other ways consider them to be less than yourself.
When you engage in seemingly innocent bullying, pushing, pulling, poking, etc.
When you indulge in unwanted sexual touches or comments.
When you engage in action or comment that intimidates or upsets anothe person(s).
When you abuse yourself physically, chemically or otherwise.
When you have no respect for yourself, you are then unlikely to have respect for others.
When you expect sexual favors because you spent time, money or attention on someone.
When you unload your work stress on your family or friends or
Issued by: M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Christian Brothers University;