Sexual, Emotional, Physical And Financial Abuse Essay

837 Words Oct 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Both men and women suffer greatly from abuse whether it be verbal, emotional, physical or financial abuse. Intimate partner violence is usually referred to as domestic violence, which is a real world problem since the dawn of time. When abuse is spoken of usually the first gender to come into someone’s mind is a female and not a male, but in all reality anyone can be a victim of abuse. Battered men and/or women are beings who feel that they are in danger or are in a life threatening situation and the only two choices are to kill or be killed, their lives are on the line. Their self-defense instincts kick in and they act on it and sometimes that results in the death of the abuser. It is solely instinct to kill out of fear and not revenge.
For women, home is a more dangerous place than public places. Most of the men who assault tend to assault their former, or current wives, fiancées, and/or girlfriends at shocking rates. As for women assaulting men, it is the other way around. In the United States, women are more than likely to be attacked, injured, raped, or killed by a male partner than by all other types of assailants combined. It has been said that battered men and women who kill their abusers represent a special class of defendants being unfairly treated in the legal system. As a result, analysts have argued for reforms to allow the judicial system to respond more fairly.
Abuse comes in many forms, therefore, some forms are much more visible than others. Just simply…

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