Spousal Abuse: The Psychological, Physical, And Consequences Of Domestic Violence

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In a world populated with nearly seven billion people, violence is inevitable. Violence appears in many forms ranging from war in countries to street crime. Many types of violence result in tragedies that put the victim(s) in severe distress injuries. Domestic violence leads to several undesirable actions that could harm family members and other loved ones. Domestic violence is the physical, mental, and emotional abuse that happens inside a household. Domestic violence usually involves someone being abusive to his or her intimate partner, or a parent being abusive to his or her child. Violence in a family tends to spread outside of the home to other acquaintances. The victim has a tendency to release their anger on someone else because the …show more content…
The causes of child and spousal abuse are similar. For instance, child and spousal abuse originate from extreme anger or the excessive need of power in the household (Spousal Abuse, A Silent Vice). Child and spousal abuse usually create a cycle: victims of child abuse tend to become the abuser in spousal abuse, and vice versa. The abuse cycle can continuously travel from one generation to another unless the victim puts it to an end. Child and spousal abuse occurs along with other consequences. “Abuse is usually emotional, verbal, psychological, financial, physical and sexual in nature” (Spousal Abuse, A Silent Vice). The aftermath of abuse leads to unstable children and adults. Troubled children and adults could potentially harm acquaintances or family. Reporting an abuse is difficult for the victim, especially if the abuser is …show more content…
Immigrants normally abuse their spouses as punishment because spousal abuse is normal in their native country. “4.3 percent of Muslim women had suffered miscarriages after being beaten” (Muslims Address Spousal Abuse). Even during their pregnancy, women are being beaten which harms both the woman and fetus. Immigrant women in North America live in a constant state of fear, frightened that they or their children could be deported if they speak out. Gruesome murders occur among immigrant families in America. “Aasiya Zubair, 37, the Muslim housewife from Buffalo, N.Y., whose husband, Muzammil Hassan, allegedly beheaded her” (Muslims Address Spousal Abuse). The Muslim women are unaware of their rights and protection, so the abuse will continue. If the abuse is not reported as soon as possible, the Muslim woman could possibly die. The law protects the immigrants in America, and one report can save their

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