Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Family Life

analytical Essay
2348 words
2348 words

Domestic Violence What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is the leading cause of an injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44, more than car accidents, muggings and rape combined. A woman is most likely to be assaulted, injured, raped or killed by a male partner than by any type of assault. Domestic violence occurs in every state, let alone many countries, in all economic, ethnic and social backgrounds. Many victims of domestic violence have changed their lives and escaped the abuse while the other victims haven’t. Domestic violence happens very often in a lot of foreign families which causes kids to rebel while growing up. Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called Domestic violence. Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose only which is to gain and maintain total control over the other person. An abuser doesn’t like to play fair because they fear guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Domestic violence also includes threats, hurting you and hurting those around you as well. Domestic violence and abuse doesn’t discriminate. It happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex couples. It occurs within all ages, ethnic backgrounds and economic levels. Homosexual domestic violence is a hard topic. The “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered”, also known as “LGBT”, communities have been really into discussing homosexual domestic violence for the fear of the negative stereotypes and discredit from the push for legal acceptance of their relationships. Anyone in a same-sex relationship is most likely... ... middle of paper ... ...olence is not the answer. Just because you see it at home, doesn’t mean its okay to physically or mentally hurt others. © 2013 Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Lynchburg, Virginia. Nancy J. Knauer. "Same-Sex Domestic Violence" Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 8 (1999) The atlantic Magazine 2010 Purple hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie AfrolNews (2007) Half of Nigeria’s women experience domestic violence – May 22nd 2008 1998-2012 Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Domestic Violence Source Book. Los Angeles: RGA publishing groups inc – Berrt D.B (1995) To be an anchor in the storm: A guide for families and friends of abused women – Seatle: Seal Press- Brewster, S (2000) When battered women kill – New York: Free press – Browne, A (1989) Against our will: Men, women and rape. New York: Random House – Brownmiller, S. (1993)

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how chris was robbed in the street after jose moved in, and when he went to chase after him, jose grabbed him and stopped him.
  • Analyzes how purple hibiscus is a novel written by chimamanda ngozi adichie. the main character, kambili chike, lives with her mother, mama, father, and older brother jaja.
  • Narrates how mr. and mrs. durela lived in a lovely home in tampa, florida, and were jealous of each other. they yelled at their wife in front of the kids and shoved her towards the wall.
  • Opines that we must fight for our rights and those that allow stereotypes that encourage men to act invading and use violence to solve problems.
  • Analyzes nancy j. knauer's article, "same-sex domestic violence." temple political & civil rights law review.
  • Cites brewster, s., to be an anchor in the storm: a guide for families and friends of abused women, seatle: seal press.
  • Opines that against our will: men, women, and rape. new york: random house.
  • Explains that domestic violence is the leading cause of an injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44, more than car accidents, muggings and rape combined.
  • Explains the social context of violence against women in nigeria, based on the traditional patriarchal structure that defines gender.
  • Explains how papa kept on with the violence he applied on his family for years, saying it was for their own good. kambili and jaja were afraid of their father's way of disciplining.
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