Argumentative Essay On Dating Violence

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The perception of relationships has altered over the years, especially due to society's idea of what is acceptable to tolerate versus the individuals own moral conduct. Often what is practiced in front of people is mimicked and sought to be a way of "learning". Traditional aspects also influence on what is condoned in a relationship such as the limitation of boundaries. Teenagers, in particular, are part of an abusive relationship and they don’t even realize it. Therefore, teenagers who are in an abusive relationship should be trained to identify and report incidents of dating violence.
Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual or emotional aggression within a relationship and it can occur in person or electronically (Violence
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A young woman shares her story about when she was part of a violent relationship that lasted for many years because she was afraid to tell others what was going on. She was only in her junior high when she broke up with her boyfriend. It seems like he did not take it so well, he became furious and called her names such as “bitch” and “fucking whore”. He spit on her face, pulled the necklace off her neck and threatened her that if she leaves him he was going to kill her. The young women confessed that the signs were not obvious to a 14 year old, but it began with him telling her he did not like the clothes she wore; he was extremely jealous and controlled her. Later on, it proceeded to name- calling, insults. Humiliation and isolation (Sanchez, personal story 2016). Just like Sanchez, many other brave young women have shared their stories in hope to help other women …show more content…
Teen Dating Violence occurs in up to one third of adolescent relationships, with psychological abuse being more prevalent than physical violence. For example, Reyes and some of his colleagues in a study found that teenagers who experienced family violence were more likely to experience depression and accept dating violence than teenagers who did not witness family violence (Temple, Choi, Elmquist, Miller, 2016, p.3). Not only teenagers who witness family violence accept this, but they also might develop more aggressively attitudes leading them to engage in violent acts. These teenagers might think violence in a relationship is normal, but it isn’t the

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