Argumentative Essay On Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence Domestic violence is not just a problem in some households; it is also a problem in the celebrity world. Celebrities have been having problems of their own with abuse. Domestic violence is increasing due to celebrities and athletes. It is clear that women are presented as half-human and objectified. By using females to advertise products it sends the wrong message that women are just sex symbols (Delvecchio 1). This means that not only are celebrities influencing domestic violence, the media is influencing the abuse of women in their own way. The problem doesn’t exactly start there. Domestic violence has been a problem before the celebrities started to become known for committing acts of abuse. In a relationship women are…show more content…
In the U.S. at least every 9 seconds a women is beaten. The average emergency care for women is at least $948. Women are catching the heat in relationships. This is not to say that men are not abused in relationships, but to say that women are more likely to be abuse in the relationships, which due to the facts is pretty much obvious now. There are 18, 500,000 health care visits due to domestic violence every year (Vagianos 1). This statistic goes both ways for male and female. In the U.S. women are abused in different ways not just physically. 81 percent of women are stalked by current of former male partners who are also physically abused by that partner (Vagianos 4). Another problem is that a lot of physical abuse is not reported. Only 25 percent of physical assaults against women are reported annually (Vagianos 1). This is another reason why domestic violence is a problem, because acts of abuse are not being…show more content…
The music video featuring Detroit based rapper Eminem and R&B singer Rihanna talks about a violent, passionate relationship. Rihanna; a victim of domestic violence herself sings about deriving erotic pleasure from being in an abusive relationship. According to Ayonna Johnson, Director of Legal Services for the Women 's Resource Center to End Domestic violence in Georgia, the message delivered to young people through the song was “This is normal”. She further stated that “It illustrated a sense of normalcy to a very abnormal dysfunction. It definitely has the ability to increase domestic violence, as well as the lethality piece” (Domestic Violence
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