Aspect Of Domestic Violence Essay

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Aspects of Domestic Violence
Violence against women has been going on since B.C., and today’s society is no exception to it. Domestic violence is big and it is happening right now. The Centers for Disease Control reported in 2010, “on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States” (Black, et al). Yes, that is more than ten million people in a year! Like most things, domestic violence has multiple aspects to it. Domestic violence carries many aspects along with it, some which include stereotypes, why victims stay, how children are affected, and why abusers abuse.
Domestic violence carries many stereotypes along with it. When thinking of domestic violence, many will only think of physical abuse of a partner, such as hitting, pinching, or pulling hair. There is much, much more to domestic violence. Domestic violence can include any of the following: “extreme jealously, cruelty to animals, forced sex or disregard of their partner 's unwillingness to have sex, blaming the victim for anything bad that happens,
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The Division of Violence Prevention of the CDC found that “one in four men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime” [in the United States] (Black, et al). That same statistic for women is one in three! While that percent is a 7.1 difference between the two genders, men still experience the tragedy of domestic violence quite often. This can include men that are homosexual as well as those that are heterosexual. Often times, it can be more difficult for a male to seek help in a violent relationship. This is because men have always been taught to” be a man” or to “handle it like a man”. A man may be afraid to get help because he is afraid of being seen as weak or unmanly. Unfortunately, this is only one of the many reasons why victims of domestic violence do not seek

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