Essay on Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Women

1759 Words Oct 14th, 2015 null Page
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States, more than car accidents, muggings, and rape combined. According to New Hope for Women, each year, approximately three to four million women are mistreated and beaten by their husbands, boyfriends, or even ex-lovers. I don’t think I could ever imagine being in a situation like that and it’s so shocking that so many women are victims of domestic abuse. Domestic violence is an issue that I feel is shushed away, with people saying “don’t talk about that!” or “it doesn’t actually happen.” Just because a person can’t admit or is in denial about their abuse, doesn’t mean that the abuse didn’t happen. The silence that domestic violence faces encourages the behavior of abusers and we as a society should put our best foot forward in order to help women. Domestic violence is a largely invisible crime. It is rarely limited to one event and it rarely stops. There’s a statistic that every 1 in 5 high school girls are somehow abused in a relationship. Going to Mission, a lot of students find that unbelievable but sadly I do know someone who was on the receiving end of domestic violence. When people think of domestic violence, they think of an abusive relationship that’s physical. However, abusive relationships can also be verbal, emotional, and mental. Growing up, I would hear stories of domestic violence and all I can remember was how there were so many comments stating that the victim must have some…

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