Informative Essay On Domestic Abuse

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological, actions, such as humiliating, isolating, terrorizing, threatening, harming, or injuring. Most victims who are being abused are afraid of speaking up, or they stay because of their religious, cultural background, or even because they think it’s best for their kids. There must be action to enforce tougher laws to protect victims of domestic abuse.
I once knew someone who was in a domestic abusive relationship, she was my neighbor. She would get physically abused, slapped, shoved, punched, and emotionally abused. She did not speak up and tell anyone because she was afraid of what her perpetrator would do. According to the Domestic Violence Hotline ”Leaving is often the most dangerous time for a victim of abuse, because abuse is about power and control. When a victim leaves, they are taking control and threatening the abusive partner’s power, which could cause the abusive partner to retaliate in very destructive ways.” My neighbor didn’t leave because she was scared, of what her husband would do. Most victims don't leave for many …show more content…

Some practicing Catholic people, for example, believe that divorce is a bad thing to be avoided at most all costs. They may be motivated to put up with a lot of spousal abuse because the alternative is to go against the teachings of their church.” Victims who are religious don’t believe in divorce, they believe in the bible and getting a divorce is a bad thing, meaning it’s a sin. Not only do Victims stay in abusive relationships because of fear, or because of their religion, but also because of their

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