Domestic Violence Essay

1617 Words Mar 30th, 2014 7 Pages
omestic Violence: The hidden Truth In today’s society there are various issues that affect our lives and sometimes there is nothing being done to aid these issues. One of these issues that tend to fall behind other issues and not seen as a big deal is domestic violence. With recent media coverage speaking about the controversial domestic violence dispute between two celebrities, many were informed of this issue and were reminded that it still exist. With such upsetting news being covered so persistently one must wonder whether or not this issue important and if it deserves more attention. Domestic violence is not just an issue that can be ignored and put under the rug because it truly is a …show more content…
An example, of this theory is the recent controversial domestic violence dispute between the famous celebrity couple Rihanna and Chris Brown. It is said that growing up Chris Brown witnessed his mother being abused by his father. According to Dianne Feinstein in the article Domestic Violence is a Serious Problem she claims that domestic abuse creates a cycle. Dianne Feinstein is a Senator who supported a legislation that would give the ability to ensure the rights of all victims of domestic abuse. is a website devoted to informing and aiding individuals about domestic violence. The site defines domestic violence as “behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.” These behaviors are acted in many different forms of abuse such as physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual. Various forms of abuse cause many health problems that harm several victims while they are being abused as well as in the long run. Abuse can also lead to many health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD (Banyard, Edwards, Kendall-Tackett 205). In the article Partners Violence and Survivors’ Chronic Health Problems, Macy explains how previous research shows that domestic violence survivors are prone to experience co-occurring mental illnesses such as depression and or posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD (32). Such high forms of domestic abuse also cause harm

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