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Domestic violence is a serious issue in today’s society that is often overlooked. It affects people of all ages, races, and sexes, yet still not many people know anything about it. There are many different types of Domestic violence in families. They include: child abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. All of which are very traumatic for the victims involved. Child abuse is one of the top types of violence that is often left unknown. The reason it is never repor

Abuse is the improper use of power by one person to the detriment of another. In today s society and world, spouses of marriages have been receiving abuse more frequently over the years. In most cases, the victims of the abuse are women but inother cases it can be men also. There is still one more victim of abuse.......the children. Out of all three of these victims of abuse, children in today s society receive the most abuse. Child abuse is a complex issue, no single factor can adequate

Somewhere in America at this very moment, a woman is being abused. She will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. The scars that last forever are not physical; however, they are ones of mental anguish. Her abuser is not a stranger, rather her husband or boyfriend. In this country, domestic violence is almost as common as giving birth. There is, however, hope for these women; help is available. Domestic violence occurs way too often in American society. There are many

Domestic Violence “Each year an estimated 2 million to 4 million woman in the Untied States are abused by their male partners. Many of them are severely physically assaulted, and thousands are killed” (www.mayoclinic.com). Statistics such as these are phenomenal. Domestic abuse appears not only with violence, but it is very prevalent in psychological abuse. Domestic violence is widespread through the United States, mostly due to fear caused by the abuser. The problem is rec

Marriage and Domestic Violence Family violence has existed since the conception of the family unit. Women for hundreds of years were viewed as less than human, property, in place to serve at the pleasure of their husband. Woman who grew up in homes where their mothers were beaten or hit accepted it as their role as wife and most often married men who also abused them. Women in the early nineteen hundreds believed that being abused or used as a punching bag was just one of their duties as a wi

Violence can be defined as the abusive use of force. One sort or another of violence has affected every one of us or someone we know. Everyday, tens of children under age 20 are killed and many more are wounded by guns. Thousands and Millions cases of child abuse and neglect are reported annually. By the age of 18, young people will have viewed an estimated two hundred thousand acts of violence on television. There is violence in society because we are surrounded by violence and it may occ

Violence in Society The first reaction to hearing about the topic of battered men, people tend to think of it as being absolutely false or very uncommon. Battered husbands are a topic for jokes because people always assume that it is the women who are battered. One researcher noted that wives were the perpetrators in seventy-three percent of the depictions of domestic violence in newspaper comics. Battered husbands have historically been either ignored or subjected to rid

The affects of domestic violence do not stop when the cuts and bruises heal. The psychological affects of domestic violence can be seen long after the violence has stopped. Many of the criminals that are locked up institutions blame their violent acts on the violence that they were victims of when they were young. It is devastating for a child to witness its mother, or father, getting beat. Violence in the home tends to desensitize family members to all other types of violence, thus making it

Throughout history many women have been victims of domestic violence. Society considered men to be superior to women because men were always in power economically, legally, and religiously. This gave men the attitude that women were inferior to them. Men harm their wives by beating them physically and abusing them emotionally. Many of these women did not report the abuse that they got from their spouses and families because they thought that no one would believe them. By becoming informe

Women Overcoming Domestic Violence Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” is a short story about the struggles and hardships in the life of an African American woman living in the south. The short story talked about the treatment of women in these times. Many women of present times can identify with the hardships that Delia encountered in her marriage. The story also deals with adultery in relationships and the dishonesty and heartache it brings to a relationship. The story gi