Negative Speech: The Term Of Domestic Violence

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We always hear the term of domestic violence, but we really know what domestic violence is? Is domestic violence just means a husband hits his wife? Of course not. First of all, the domestic violence not just happen to women, but also can happen to men. Secondly, physical abuse just a type of the domestic violence. We seems familiar with the term of domestic violence and far away from it, but actually, we are not. As the Huffingtone Post shown that the number of women who will experience partner violence worldwide is 1 in 3, which means that 18 of us sitting in this classroom, 6 of us may face domestic violence in the future. How horrible it is! Today, I want to tell you more about the domestic violence from three aspects that what domestic…show more content…
Why victims stay in a violent relationship? The National Coalition against Domestic Violence summarizes several barriers to escaping a violent relationship. And now, I will list some of these barriers, and absolutely not limited to these. Firstly, the victim feeling that relationship is a mix of good times, love and hope along with the manipulation, intimidation and fear. Some of the abuser will say sorry after abusing, and most of victims are kind, so they will forgive the abuser, which makes the domestic violence happen over and over again. Secondly, Fear of losing custody of any children if they leave or divorce their abuser or fear abuser will hurt or even kill their children. This situation sometimes comes up with lacking of financial supporting, so they have to stay in that terrible place. Last but least, lacking of supporting from friends and family. They have no idea where to go, no friends or family to help, shelter programs are full or limited by length of stay. They keep silent because they are afraid of homelessness. These three is the most common reasons that still have large number of victim suffer a violent…show more content…
Firstly, if you are suffering the domestic violence, please no hesitate to get in touch with relative departments or shelter program to protect yourself, and call the police if necessary. Because domestic violence always happen at private space, take some voice recordings or videos as evidences if you can. Also, keep the financial independent. If your intimate partner prohibits your economics independent or limiting you to access the bank account, please be aware of that it might the sign of the financial abuse. Don’t be shamed and afraid of asking help, remember it is not your fault, and believe laws and relative departments can protect you. Secondly, if your family member or your friend are suffering the domestic violent, please give them a hand. They are suffering more than you think. If they don’t leave, there are absolutely some reasons that makes staying is their only option. Maybe because they are worried about their children or other people they loved, leaving cannot solve the problem. Moreover, escaping may enrage the abuser which makes victim getting more hurt or even being killed. So, don’t ask them why they are not leaving, what they need is actual help. Help them to record the abuser’s behavior as evidence. Help them to contact the shelter programs. Help them to
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