Essay on Domestic Violence

609 Words Oct 7th, 2014 3 Pages
Ashley Petty
Professor Neeley
Unit 4
Kaplan University
July 8, 2014

The issue that I have chosen to talk about is something that occurs not only in the United States but around the world on a daily basis. Domestic violence is a touchy subject here and abroad, in some countries it is ok for men to abuse their women and there are no repercussions. Feminist sociologists contend that the issues of gender and power are the ultimate root of intimate violence (Dobash & Dobash 1979). There are many reasons that domestic violence occurs. Some of the reasons may be stress, unemployment, alcohol or drug abuse, and a number of other things. Domestic violent was not considered a crime until the late 1970’s. Domestic violence in the US
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Domestic violence is a big problem all over Cambodia and it is usually between a husband and a wife. Sometimes it involves the husband, wife and step-wife since it is ok to have more than one wife over there. Between 15 and 25 percent of Cambodian women are beaten by their husbands and nearly 74 percent of women know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence. Gambling, unemployment, mental issues, and stress contribute to domestic violence in Cambodia as well. I do not think there is any difference in domestic violence in any country but there is a difference in how it is handled in different countries. There are many things that can be done to help women who are victims of domestic violence and the biggest thing that can is to report it if you see it and try to help if you can. In other countries they need to change their laws in regards to domestic violence. If we all work together we can prevent and reduce domestic violence around the world. I know it will never be completely stopped but we can do things to drastically reduce it.


“Domestic Violence Facts.” National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 2004. 16 Apr. 2007
Dr. Hean Sohkom (April 1, 1999) “The Portrayal of Domestic Violence in Cambodian Newspapers”.
National Institute of Public Health. (2005) Cambodia Demographic and Health

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