October 31, 2010
Domestic violence is a social problem which continues to plague the nation, but through stricter law enforcement, improved hospital reporting technique, nationwide education and counseling, this problem can be reduced. Domestic violence has many different names such as, family violence, battering, wife beating, and domestic abuse. All these terms refer to the same thing, abuse by marital, common law, or a dating partner in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence is not only physical beating but mental abuse too. Verbal abuse is words that attack or injure an individual’s self-image, which eventually shatters one’s self-esteem. In this paper, I will discuss the many kinds of abuses against women, the reasons why women stay in these relationships, and possible solutions to diminish or reduce the problems of domestic violence.
There are many forms of domestic violence but the more prevalent types that I will discuss are physical abuse, verbal abused, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, social abuse and economical abuse. Every nine seconds, a husband physically abuses his wife in the United States (Schwartz & Scott, 2003). Physical abuse is any action that is taken against another person that inflicts pain and harm in order to control or intimidate whether in public or private. Pushing, slapping, punching, biting, kicking are just some of the ways physical abuse is defined. The injury done to women because of domestic violence greatly surpasses injury done by any other violent crime or car accidents combined (Schwartz & Scott, 2003).
Verbal abuse and psychological abuse is the most detrimental type of abuse for a woman to endure. The effects of verbal abuse tend to be long lasting, even after the abusive relationship is over. The reason is because verbal abuse leads to psychological abuse. Verbal abuse is demeaning and degrading language that abusers use... [continues]
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