Social Conflict Theory Essay

606 Words Oct 26th, 2010 3 Pages
Social Conflict Theory

I have decided to use a different approach to my essay and use personal experience for inspiration. As defined in the Wikipedia the “Social Conflict Theory is a Marxist-based social theory which argues that individuals and groups (social classes) within society have differing amounts of material and non-material resources (the wealthy vs. the poor) and that the more powerful groups use their power in order to exploit groups with less power.” There are many different scenarios that would hold true for the social conflict theory. However, for this essay I will use husband vs. wife because this is a little something I know a lot about. In my case my husband used his power to exploit and control me because he felt
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Researchers also asked the women about their experience of domestic violence throughout their adult lives, including detailed questions about their experience of physical, sexual, and emotional violence within their current relationships. The percentages of women who said an intimate partner had ever abused them ranged from 48 percent in Zambia and 44 percent in Colombia to 18 percent in Cambodia and 19 percent in India.

Percentages of ever-married women age 15-49 who experienced spousal violence ever and in the past 12 months, by whether their mother was ever beaten by their father

|Family History |Cambodia |Colombia |Dominican |Haiti |Nicaragua |Peru |
| | | |Republic | | | |
|Ever Experienced Spousal Violence |
|Father beat mother |
|No |15.2 |36.1 |20.0 |27.0 |27.4 |35.8 |
|Yes |29.7 |55.4

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