Women who live in violent households experience intense feelings of fear, panic, and anxiety (Jones 87). Many experience feelings of depression and shame, because they feel guilty about staying in their current situation (Jones 87). Women who are vic... ... middle of paper ... ... our society. It is important to educate the public on domestic violence issues, and provide better medical care to women who are experiencing abuse. In addition, it is also imperative that physicians be trained and mandated to screen female patients for signs of domestic abuse, and be more sensitive to the frightening situation abused women find themselves in.
Third, the social harm of domestic violence is illustrated. This paper argues that domestic violence has tremendous effects on children. What makes domestic violence a social problem rather then a personal problem? Domestic violence 20 years ago was framed as a women’s issue. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.Women are vastly affected by domestic abuse, but it also has lasting consequences for other populations including children.
The data was collected from interviewing twenty women who sought help from Counselling center situated within the police commissioner’s office. In the findings presented, the author noted statements made by the women who were victims of domestic violence. These statements were categorized based on what the author felt appropriate for belonging to a specified category. One such category included “Cultural belief (for Staying in a violent relationship)”. She states that eight women revealed that although their parents asked them to come back, they chose to stay on as their going back would bring dishonour to their family.
3) In Throwaway Moms: Maternal Incarceration and the Criminalization of Female Poverty, authors Suzanne Allen, Chris Flaherty, and Gretchen Ely specifically focus on mothers incarcerated for drug offenses. Furthermore, they discuss the negative effects incarceration has had on the relationships between mothers and their children. The article involves the interviews of 26 mothers incarcerated in a Kentucky prison in 2007. According to the authors, maternal incarceration is surrounded by a large number of issues and policies. This includes poverty, addiction, federal legislation, the War on Drugs, child welfare, and other financial issues that mothers in particular face (Allen, S., Flaherty, C., & Ely, G. 2010).
Women would usually be too scared to contact an outside authority or family member because of the threat that can happen upon them or their family. In Amy Carney’s article “Incarcerated Women and Domestic Violence,” she provides research of women involved with criminal domestic violence and how they possibly dealt with years of violence in their past. Carney researched and explains how women, who usually deal with sexual and physical violence during their childhood, were likely to deal with violence in the future. Carney provides evidence how some women who kill their partners experienced severe and increasing levels of violence over a period of time and believed they had limited resources available to help them. For them, murder was an act of self defense.
My term paper is on the topic of stress. Not just normal stress but I am focusing on stress with in women, young and old. For this term paper I am using three articles that are studies from professional psychologist on how stress with other conditions affects the women's health and emotion's of women. My last article is an interview form of six women with significant stress which induced health issues and they fought back, and developed their own arsenal of stress-busting habits. I will summaries the articles in the following paragraphs.
Included topics of study are ‘mother blame,’ domestic expectations, maternal sacrifice, ‘feminine containment’, and more (Walters). Suzanna Walters wrote insightfully and intelligently about the various condemning ways that mothers and daughters have been viewed in popular media for more than sixty years. I found this text to be extremely helpful in that I gained knowledge in the many ways that society’s sexism was/is portrayed in various popular media outlets; the pressure laid on mothers and daughters was/is excruciating and, as displayed in many of the films, resulted in general unhappiness for women. I believe this text will prove to be extremely helpful in evaluating mother/daughter relationships as related in history and in the media.
The impact of conflict on women & girls – A UNFPA strategy for gender mainstreaming in areas of conflict and reconstruction. Bratislava, Slovakia. November 2002. Thiruchandran, Selvy. The other victims – Women in post-terror, Sri Lanka – A seminar on female headed households in Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka.
As Nitu (2012) notes, many women who are in abusive relationships have a true fear of further violence if they leave, attempt to leave, or seek help in dealing with an abusive relationship. These fears transcend their fears for their own personal safety and move onto their fears of abuse to their children, if any are present. As a society, we have the right to ask that question. As of 2003, domestic violence was costing the United States over 8 billion dollars, with over 1 billion of that cost being for fatalities due to domestic violence situations (Nitu, 2012). Furthermore, the risk for children who are present in abusive relationships rise as well.
Furthermore, in different states there are similar ways that women can protect themselves from their abusers through various legal processes. Domestic Violence is a severe issue affecting the young and the old in the United States because of the severe effects it has on a person, physically, emotionally, mentally as well as psychologically. Domestic violence has long been associated with divorce in the United States. Women who are abused in their marriages seek divorce as a final way of “getting out” from the abusive relationship. Going through a divorce is a lengthy process on its own, with the inclusion of domestic violence there is a large array of things that need to be looked at in order to conduct a divorce successfully, efficiently and safely for all parties involved.