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Domestic Violence Paper

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Domestic violence is a growing problem that occurs not only in the United States but also around the world as well. It can happen between partners in a same-sex relationship or at times the man will be the victim of a female partners abuse. However, a majority of the domestic abuse cases that we know about are women who have been battered by their male partner’s abuse. The reality of the matter is that each day the statistics on domestic violence is getting scarier. According to Loseke and Kurz (2005), “Families are, statistically speaking, very dangerous places for women but not for men: more than 40 percent of women’s hospital emergency room visits, arising from intentional violence were caused by their male intimates; violence by intimates caused fewer than 5 percent of visits by men; for every 1 man hospitalized for spousal assault, 46 women are hospitalized”. This just shows how big of an issue domestic violence really is especially in intimate partner violent (IPV) relationships. Intimate partner violence often times includes sexual violence and can also include psychological abuse; both can also accompany physical violence (Jewkes, 2002). Many people probably don’t think about it unless it is happening to them or a friend. Domestic abuse towards women can take many forms; women can be raped, physically, verbally or emotionally abused. They can also be the victims of slaps, pushes, shoves, kicks, having things thrown at them, or even being choked. Violence against women especially domestic violence is a very difficult thing to detect because it is personal and intimate. In order to deal with this issue we first need to figure out what leads men to be violent toward women, then we need to figure out why the victims decide not...

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In this essay, the author

  • Opines that domestic violence is a growing problem in the united states and around the world.
  • Explains that domestic violence is more than none aimed at women, so why do men choose to be violent towards a woman?
  • Explains that poverty and intimate partner violence are mediated through stress, and that male identity is associated with experiences of power.
  • Explains that women of color don't report their abuse because they want to protect their ethnic group from additional stigma, stereotyping, and discrimination.
  • Explains why women refuse to report their abuse when it comes to the criminal justice system. women of color are particularly determined to keep abuse hidden for fear of their private lives being scrutinized and the police force being hostile toward them.
  • Explains that women who suffer from this syndrome are in a stage of "learned helplessness" which was brought on due to their abuse.
  • Opines that society needs to help women who are being abused get their lives back on track and move forward whether that’s seeking couselling services or pressing charges.
  • Explains that it is our duty to help victims feel comfortable in their own skin enough to seek justice or help with overcoming what they endured.
  • Opines that domestic violence is a major issue in the united states and around the world. women can be raped, physically, verbally or emotionally abused.
  • Analyzes bailey, k. d., and davis, d. a. (2004). betrayed by the angel: what happens when violence knocks and politeness answers.
  • Opines that men's violence toward women is the serious social problem.
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