Domestic Violence : A Pattern Of Abusive Behavior Essay

1425 Words Jul 26th, 2016 null Page
Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” (Domestic violence, 2015). Up until the 1970’s, domestic tranquility was seen to be alive, which really meant nothing because the idea was that men could treat their women anyway they wanted because most people knew to mind their business (Karmen, 2013). However, in the 1970’s, the feminists were determined to put an end to the “man of the house” logic and end the “right” to handle his wife as he thought needed. In olden times, domestic chastisement (a man’s ‘born’ privilege to discipline his wife as he saw fit (Karmen, 2013)) made men think that their actions were justified because they were the money makers, but this is not true. Women worked equally as hard, with their attempts to keep the house clean, the children in order, and food on the table. Finally this opinion wasn’t just within the feminist mind, but it spread to the rest of the world as well. This unity, lead to reforms and support groups for women suffering from the men’s assumed roles. Thus introducing the topic that I have chosen for my paper, which is how domestic violence victims cope after their experiences; as well as which coping method works best. The specific form of victims suffering from domestic violence that I have chosen is; intimate partner victims. According to our book, intimate partner violence victims are…

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