The Fight Against Domestic Violence Essay examples

797 Words Nov 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Domestic violence is something that happens nation wide and does not just pertain to women but men as well. It’s not just physical it can be emotional as well and most victims feel trapped and feel like they have no one to turn to. It is the leading cause of injury for women between the ages of 15-44. Consequently, there is more animal shelters than domestic violence shelters in the US, which says a lot about how we function as a society. However, this problem is being worked on by speaking out about domestic violence. For example October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and during this time there are many events to gain knowledge about this problem.
To begin with, the event that I attended at Harper college in October really opened my eyes to how much are media and today 's views on women do not help the battle against domestic violence. This misogynistic way of looking at women is hurting this society and no one seems to be helping to change it. For instance, a lot of today’s movies over sexualizes women, pretty much any superhero movies you see with a woman actor always is wearing revealing, tight clothing. Just look at catwoman, wonder woman or even the new super villains look, Harley Quinn. This misogynistic view not only is limited to movies but music and language itself. Take for example the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke the background chorus is “I know you want it” while all these half naked women are dancing around the lead singer he says these women are…

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