Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Society Essay

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Leaving Isn 't As Easy As You Think

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence is the willful intimadation, physical assault, sexual assault, and/or abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another (WebMD). Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence regardless of ethnicity, gender, race, social status or religion (WebMD). Domestic Violence or violence is expressed using intimate acts is unfortunately as timeless as history (Medicinenet). Virtually all of the world 's societies view or have viewed women as less valuable than men (Medicinenet). About twenty-five percent of women and eight percent men have been victims of domestic violence in their adult lives (WebMD). The last twenty years have seen a considerable increase in the incidence of domestic violence generally throughout society (WAA). Women 's Action Alliance believe that this increase is due largely to a lack of respect accorded by society for the intrinsic worth and dignity of every human being. The impact of media, films, and video games, etc. cannot be underestimated in it 's ability to desensitive society to violence and its effects (WAA). The effect of alcohol addiction and abuse on human behavior is also a major contributing factor and helps explain why some abused women do not leave their partners (WAA). The perpetrator, when sober is frequently genuinely contrite and anxious to reform (WAA). Leslie Morgan Steiner, has…

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