Domestic Violence Effects On Women

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Domestic violence is an ever-present social ordeal in today’s society. According to the NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), domestic violence “is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as a part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one initiate partner against another.” (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2016)The organization’s explanation of abuse is a broad term and can take on a variety of forms. Among these sometimes physical, emotional, or psychological mistreatments which interfere with a victim’s everyday functioning and self-concept; the extensive effects of domestic violence on a victim can be as devastating even after the …show more content…
The legal systems limitations, in some cases, cause women to commit more aggressive crimes. The unforeseen consequences, intertwined with the media, legal system, and neglect of women within a society contribute to the rate of women who murder their spouses. Their significant others’ abusive tendencies go underpublicized while to those women who are killed by their partners due to the many circumstances. Women who kill their abusive husbands are not treated as victims, but as criminals in a felonious process. This creates a lack of trust within our legal system which in turn causes victims to resort to killing as a means to escape their harmful relationships. Domestic abuse can lead to further victimization, which in turn causes a mass of unresolved issues within the lives of everyday …show more content…
during the supremacy of Romulus in ancient Rome. The development of the role of women in society and their rights as citizens is an evolving door full of ideologies heavily influenced by culture. As the development of patriarchy continued to influence these ideologies, women were able to gain very little rights as participating citizens within society. Some of the most influential court cases derive from the early 1800’s to the late 1900’s. Since men had the ability to run the household without accepting any opinion or criticism from women, many cases throughout these two decades involve women running towards the legal system; which contradicts the actions of the victims of domestic violence today. An important court case, Bradley vs. the state, involved the wrongdoings of two men challenged the role of punishment from the husband within the household. This court case served as a breeding ground for several other vital milestones that led up to the exponentially progressive 1900’s. It was at this time many cities, states and nations amended their traditional means of answering to the needs of battered women. In 1914, the first adult psychiatric care center begins collaborating with a court in Chicago in hopes of addressing the ongoing issue within the courtrooms dealing with domestic abuse cases. (Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Organization, 2009) Towards the end of the 1900’s, the domestic

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