Domestic Violence Sociology

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Famous Writer Jeffrey Fry once said “ love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession”. This relates directly to the issue of domestic violence.” Research affirms that in 2014, one in three women had been slapped, pushed or shoved by an intimate partner in their lifetime. For men, almost 14 percent experience severe intimate partner violence in their lifetime(“Cook”). Although it is prominent in women, domestic violence impacts males and families as well. Therefore, it is important to learn about the signs of abuse and resources available in order to eliminate domestic violence in society. The definition of domestic violence is. “a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and …show more content…

Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped by an intimate partner. Also, 30 to 60 percent of perpetrators of intimate partner also abuse children in the household. Not only women or men are being affected by domestic violence; also, children are being mentally and emotionally affected. Children who witness violence at home display emotional, behavioral disturbance, and low self-esteem.(“Domestic Violence”).This means that not only the person that is being physically abused is suffering also their family. Youngsters could act the same way as the adults that have been abusive. Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults. (“Domestic Violence”). Contrary to popular beliefs not only poor people or struggling families are violent; battering occurs among people of all races, ages socio-economic classes, religious affiliations, occupations, and educational backgrounds (“Domestic Violence Fast”). For example, one family might “have it all” to the public; happiness, money, non-violence, but behind closed doors there is a different story being told. Domestic abuse falls into a common pattern or cycle of violence: abuse, guilt, …show more content…

Many people want to know why people become batterers. There is no single reason for being abusive. Violence is a means trying to control someone else. Many batterers were victims of abuse as children or came from families in which spousal abuse was prevalent. Many women and/or men stay with their violent partner because of their children,love, lack of self-esteem and promises.(“Information”). There are many ways that people that suffers from domestic violence could look for help. One of the ways that they could look for help if they are concerned about something is called a hotline. A hotline is a phone number people can call to get immediate emergency telephone counseling, usually by trained volunteers. A hotline is very helpful, not only for people that need help, but also for people that need questions to be answered. Another way that they could look for help is by putting a restraining order against the abuser. Restraining orders basically mean that a person cannot be near the victim's home; sometimes that helps the person, but there are cases where the abuser does not care if they have a restraining order. One possible way that someone could help is by calling the police.Women and men should speak up for themselves before it is too late. About 4,000 women die each year due to domestic

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that jeffrey fry's quote relates directly to the issue of domestic violence. one in three women had been slapped, pushed or shoved by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Explains that domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partner.
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