“The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766” (Vagianos, 2014). Do you find these facts shocking? So do I. According to the Domestic Violence Statistics website, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the US. It is reported domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Doing this research, I am also finding there are a large group of men who are also domestic violence victims. Although I was not living in America at the time, I used to get traumatized seeing my mother getting beat for no reasons. Her face used to be swollen and I remember vividly the cuts on her lips and the bruises on her arms. As a child, I always wondered why she didn’t just leave him, but I have found out as I get older that was because I didn’t quite understand domestic violence.
Although you and I might find the statistics for domestic violence shocking, it is a common thing in many relationships. I have learned domestic violence victims are not just women as it has been portrayed; a large number of men are also victims of domestic violence too. The media, the government and most domestic violence programs usually focus most of their attentions on the violence against women and it is reported most men normally don’t report their issues.
When it comes to domestic violence, it truly has no boundaries. Domestic violence does not care about someone’s socioeconomic, race, ethic, age, education level or religious values, it crosses all line and that is an unfortunate reality. That is why in this paper I wanted to explore domestic violence, the sign...
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