If we look at our old texts, our legends, our own myths, histories, our writings, our art forms, and music, you may find them filled with oppressive, denigrating images of violence against women (and sometimes men). Some have said that domestic violence was around before the coming of foreigners to our shores and others have said domestic violence occurred after their arrival. Which of these two statements is true?
Then we have others, who like myself have come to an understanding that maybe it was not domestic violence against women that was being interpreted in these mo'olelo but a broken kapu that was being tended to.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Like the story of Kahalaopuna of Manoa, are there other stories out there that tell a different tale?