Opposing Beliefs on Domestic Violence

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Domestic abuse is one of the most common types of family violence. The generic definition of domestic abuse is when one member of a family, relationship, or marriage abuses another member in their relationship. There are many signs of domestic abuse as well as many causes. The main argument people can propose about domestic violence is whether it’s ethical. Also, whether the person who is being abused earned, or deserved, the abuse. I understand that some individuals argue that the person being abused deserved the abuse, and that domestic violence is ethical. I understand this reasoning, and I also recognize that there are supporting arguments that are valid. However, there is evidence to show that the abuser’s past and their current mindset play a large part in their violence. A conflict is created because the two arguments can be supported, but one side tends to be defended and argued more frequently.

The mindset of a domestic abuser plays a great part in the reasoning behind domestic abuse being unethical. The way the abuser thinks and how they act towards others can prove many things alone. An abuser will shift the responsibility of their violence onto someone else, make excuses for their violence, believe they don’t have to follow rules, and make their violence seem unimportant. A number of people would state that there is no reason for someone to be abused in any situation, and especially not in a relationship where love is involved. Others would continue to argue that the person being abused initiated the abuser, and deserved any violence that was received.

Another aspect that provides question towards domestic violence is the abuser’s past. Research proves that individuals who are raised in violent surroundings are more likely to bestow violence upon their loved ones later in life. When someone is raised with violence and they are aggressive by nature there is no way for mistreatment to be earned. If they’re practically programmed to be violent,...
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