Domestic Violence : An Epidemic Essay

1300 Words Jan 6th, 2016 6 Pages
According to Vagianos article “30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It 's An Epidemic” in The Huffington Post, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury in the world. In the U.S alone 1.3 million women, and 835,000 men are abused by their intimate partners. What do you think of whenever you consider domestic violence? Most would say a white female being beaten by a spouse. It is very well known and advertised that women of the Caucasian race are victims of domestic violence, but what about those less known victims? Domestic Violence pertains to not only white women, but also to men; As well as those of color and members of the LGBT community. Statistics show that there is even a higher chance of those least thought of as victims to be the ones who are abused. Throughout any relationship domestic violence is a very big problem. Domestic violence is a very harmful subject, both mentally and physically that pays toll to the health of its victims.
Domestic violence as defined by The United States Department of Justice 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 abuse includes many different kinds of abuse such as physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological. The physical being bodily harming, such as biting, scratching, punching, kicking, etc. The sexual being any sexual contact or behavior without the consent of the…

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