Violence against women is a large issue in the United States. Women have faced physical abuse from male partners since the beginning of humanity, but spouse abuse is still a largely unmitigated issue in the United States. It is an uncomfortable topic for many to bring up, and women in abusive relationships may be ashamed or may truly believe they are in the wrong, and never mention it. Outside of relationships, women still face the very real risks of rape and kidnapping while outside late at night, especially in large urban areas. Unfortunately, survivors of sexual assault or kidnappings often do not feel comfortable coming forward about it, which is completely understandable, but allows their predators to get away with their actions.
Normalizing speaking up about violence in America is one of the best things we can do to raise awareness and stop oppressors. The #MeToo movement is a prime example of this concept, and many other efforts in feminism since this have focused on bringing women's struggles to light and reprimanding those responsible.