Feminist Theory Of Domestic Violence

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The theory I have decided to connect domestic violence with would be feminist theory. My reason for choosing feminist theory would be that when doing my research on domestic violence is that in fiscal year 2015, Mississippi law enforcement officers responded to 10,411 domestic violence calls, an increase of more than 170 calls over fiscal year 2014. (Sun Herald 2016). There are five waves that come from this theory. Another reason why I have chosen this theory is because 1 in 4 victim of domestic violence. From the Oxford English Dictionary, the word feminist advocacy of the rights of women (based on the theory of equality of the sexes). (Harvey 2009). There are three waves when it comes to the feminist theory. Some of the theorist who …show more content…
The first wave happens during the nineteenth century and twenty centuries. Something that happen during the first wave was this is where they would get chances for women to have a stand. I can connect domestic violence to the first wave because women need to have a voice and if they do have a voice and try to stand up they are just look down on. Another thing that feminist theory and domestic violence have in common is that if you are in the middle class, you are able to speak up and something will happen. It was not until the second wave of feminist scholar where we get the biggest movement. The movement that started it all was called Women 's Liberation Movement. This is where they were able to they were able to get the voice they need to be equal. Second wave of movement happen around the 1960’s till 1990’s. (Rampton ,2016) The women were able to be mothers and wives during this wave. Victims of domestic violence are mother, sister, friends, and aunts. They need to able to be those people instead of victim of violence. From some of the domestic violence websites, they say that around Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, …show more content…
Now when it comes to the 3rd wave of feminist theory, it started around the mid-90s and is still happening today. This is where we get the notions of "universal womanhood," body, gender, sexuality and heteronormativity.(Rampton, 2015) Most of the time women who become victim of this is because of their body and how they look. The number of women that are being killed in the United States each year is around 1,300 each year. Domestic violence affect All cultural, religious, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Many people in the wave people that they should reject what the world see them as because they are not worth to what they believe in, Inclusion, I believe that domestic violence and feminist theory go together because without any of these waves and movement, many of the victims would not have a say in what is going on. Another things about them is that these people that started this movement and theory, thought about other people instead of themselves. If we can do what they did maybe the numbers would go done, they be better protection for the families, and better laws for them to get help. I believe that everybody needs to have a right to be equal and no one need to be turn down because

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