LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The YWCA Greater Lafayette is hosting a few events this month to discuss domestic violence.
Wednesday afternoon, Purdue Director of Women's Studies T.J. Boisseau was the keynote speaker at a monthly luncheon.
She talked about the importance self-confidence and how victims need to stand up in the face of abuse. She says women historically have poor self-image due to stereotypes put upon them.
Boisseau says the only way women can gain confidence is through cultural change.
"How does self-confidence come about? Where does it come from? I don't think its just a natural part of some people's personalities. I think that it's structurally produced," said Boisseau.
Boisseau says she's inspired by her mother, who decided to return to college later in life to earn a degree.