Anyone could be a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence usually consists of child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic intimate partner abuse or elder abuse. Abusers typically have low self esteem and have no responsibility. They also tend to blame the victim for causing all the violence. Almost forty three percent of women who are physically assaulted by an intimate partner are injured, compared with twenty percent of men (Benokraitis 421). Intimate partner violence may be physical, sexual or emotional. Sexual abuse falls under marital rape. Marital rape is when a man forces his wife to have unwanted sexual intercourse. This constant abuse from men could lead a woman to be a victim of battered women syndrome. This is a condition that describes a woman who has experienced many years of physical abuse and feels incapable of leaving her partner. With that being said, the only way women feel like they could get away from their abuser is by killing them.
There are many reasons why victims never leave. Many women never leave their abusers because they still love them and believe they are going to change. Some battered women feel like they can rehabilitate their abuser. Also, women feel responsible for being abused. Furthermore, they fear the thought of being homeless or other financial reasons. Women are not the only victims. Men can be victims to. Women hit men as often as men hit women. Unfortunately men are less likely to report their abuse because of embarrassment. Some men feel as though if they are abused by a woman, they will be seen as a wimp or not... [continues]
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