Research has shown that 36 to 50 percent of American women will be abused in their lifetime. Women and girls sometimes abuse men and boys, but nine out of ten victims are girls or women (Shannon 11). Domestic violence is not only limited to women though, it has been leaking into high school and college relationships. “It is now estimated that at least one out of three high school and college-aged youth experience abuse at some points in their relationships. It can range from a single episode to chronic abuse” (Shannon 24).
However, the difference in female victim reports and male victim reports could be because men would likely be more hesitant to report abuse due to social implications that a man being abused by a woman signifies cowardice or weakness (Rempel). Not everyone believes this implication, though. There are some that even believe that women are more responsible for domestic violence than men. Carey Roberts believes that, “There is an epidemic of women who pummel their husbands and boyfriends.” He mentions Amy Winehouse admitting that she beats her husband when she gets drunk. There is even a website where women sign up and brag about beating up men and enjoying it (Roberts).
Although domestic violence is also known as partner abuse or spouse abuse, it does not only occur between spouses and partners. Other relations such as parents and children, children and grandparents, and brothers and sisters, may also be where the violence takes place. However, in this research paper, I’ll focus on a lot of causes, some impacts and a few solutions of domestic violence between spouses, especially the violence in China. Facts There’s no doubt that most victims of domestic violence reported are women. According to ACEP.org, each year, globally, there’re between 2 million to 4 million women are battered, 2000 of whom will die of their injuries.
It’s clear that domestic violence is still a major social issue and needs to be contended with. As stated by Chanmugam (2014). Younger women appear to have the largest incidents of domestic violence by their intimate male counterparts, as stated by Peters, Shackelford, T.K. &Buss(2002). Over 572,000 women in the United States of America are believed to have been attacked violently by their husbands, ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends, as noted by Peters, Shackelford, T.K.
• Domestic violence results in more injuries that require medical attention than rape, accidents and muggings combined. • Two in five women who are murdered are killed by their husbands. • At least 95 percent of all cases of partner abuse involve a man beating a woman. • It occurs at every level of income and education. • Violence in the home usually becomes more frequent and severe over time.
Domestic Violence is a serious crime in which one person in a household beats/abuses another. Domestic violence is usually seen in Partners or lovers. Many people are abuse today- 57% of girls have said they’ve been a victim of this abuse, and 38% of boys have reported they’ve been victims (Watson, Cascardi, Avery-Leaf, & O'Leary, 2001). As you can see, Domestic Violence is actually rather common, and dangerous. Women between the ages of 16-24 have had the largest amount of reports of domestic violence (Bennett & Fineran, 1998; Greenfield et al., 1998).
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”.
When women find out about this it usually leads to short term separation which in the end leads to divorce and their relationship simply becomes another statistics of how many relationships pornography has ruined. Most relationships rely on trust and when that trust bond is broken it is very hard to get it back. Along with trust comes honesty and if some women believe that their husbands may be using pornography they may confront them and ask. Pamela Paul says “a typical males response is ‘of course not’. Then they go on to say ‘I can’t believe that you don’t trust me’ when men say this is makes their wives really think about what they just asked and so they end up believing them” (99).
The United States has a long history of domestic violence. Nearly six million American women will be battered by their spouses every year (United Way, 1998). Tradition gives men the right to control their family including their wife. Violence is tolerated under these traditional conditions as discipline (Cohen, 1996). Domestic violence is overwhelmingly committed by men ".. to discipline and coerce women" (Cohen, 1996).
Domestic abuse in the United States is a large-scale and complex social and health problem. The home is the most violent setting in America today (Lay, 1994). Sadly enough, the majority of people who are murdered are not likely killed by a stranger during a hold-up or similar crime but are killed by someone they know. Not surprisingly, the Center for Disease Control and prevention has identified interpersonal violence as a major public health problem (Velson-Friedrich, 1994). Current estimates suggest that three to four million women are the victims of physical abuse by their intimate partners (Harris & Cook, 1994).