The Feminist Theory In Domestic Violence

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The word violence has many different meanings and has many ways of impacting people. It can beat someone down not just physically, but emotionally. Unfortunately, violence and abuse is not uncommon within families and intimate relationships. Webster 's Online Dictionary says that violence is "the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage e property, etc., great destructive force or energy" (Websters,2014) It includes abusive words, actions and criminal acts that seek to degrade, humiliate or harm a woman or child.. Often, the term violence is used to refer to specific, usually physical, acts, while the word abuse is used to refer to a pattern of behavior that a person uses to gain or maintain power and control over another. This essay…show more content…
But we don 't really know why men choose to be violent towards women. A study of the mothers of child abuse victims shows that battering is the most common context for child abuse, that the battering male is the typical child abuser. Feminist theory in domestic violence emphasizes gender and power inequality in opposite-sex relationships. Feminist theory also has to do with gender equalities and how men still believe that they are the superior sex. As a human trait, the sense of control is often at the forefront of violence. This sense of control can also be used to explain child sexual abuse and particularly why father-daughter incest is higher than mother-son incest. Male dominance in society is proven to be a factor influencing child sexual…show more content…
It is very unhealthy as well as can cause damage to future relationships and can set the woman up to be an abuser. It creates drama and problems that affect the way someone lives day to day. There are many different support groups and shelters to support women, but one of the easiest things to do is to walk away from the abuser and report it so it stops. Feminist theory acknowledges that women can also be violent in their relationships with men; however, they simply do not see the issue of women abusing men as a serious social problem, because violence against women and is at a higher percentage than of violence against men. Therefore violence against men does not deserve the same amount of attention or support as violence against
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