Domestic Violence is present in almost every society of the world. There are many different types of domestic violence: violence against a spouse, children and the elderly. Domestic violence is perpetrated against women in most cases. Domestic violence can take place between married, cohabiting, or dating couples. Men are controlling, manipulative and often see themselves as victims and believe that they have a right to be in charge of all aspects of a relationship. The attacker of the victim will use tactics like Physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or deprivation, economical deprivation/ abuse, etc. "Every 15 seconds a woman is battered. Two to four million women are abused each year and 4,000 of them die. Every 45 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted."Many domestic violence cases go unnoticed in everyday life.
Domestic Violence in woman is the most common. This terrible act of violence is so hard to deter in woman because they don't want to see their loved ones in trouble. "Domestic violence is about control -- being mentally controlled by a significant other. That is the reason why, after leaving an abusive relationship, a victim will go back to her abuser an average of four times before she decides she has the mental strength to leave for good."(page1). They think it will only happen once, or there attacker will say I will never do it again, but in reality they always attack more than once. The attacker mainly wants to have control over the victim, and he is going to do anything that he has to do to get that control. Abusers use the victims emotions to try and break them down. Emotions like isolation when the attacker controls what she does, who she is aloud to be associated with, and where she goes on a daily basis. In an article from live well a woman tells us the things her husband would do to her just at work. “After two months, he began to wait for me outside work. If I didn’t come out immediately, he’d get angry. He accused me of staying late so I could flirt with other men. He said that he only waited because he loved me. He became moody and would start rows. He’d call me names and mock my accent." They use Emotional abuse when the attacker is constantly putting the victim making her feel like a piece of garbage. Calling her rude names. Making the victim feel bad about themselves meanwhile there is nothing to feel bad about. She also tells how it was to much to handle. “The degradation was harder to cope with than the violence. I became so insecure and unsure of what was right or wrong by my own standards, never mind legally, that I allowed many things to happen that I never would have before. Darren would make me beg on my knees if I wanted something, or he’d throw money on the pavement and order me to pick it up." Attackers additionally use intimidation making the victim very afraid of you by the gestures that are preformed and looks.Breaking or destroying things around you whether is be your belongings things around the house anything they attackers can get their hands on. These are just the few things they do to gain control.
Domestic violence is usually hidden very well until the woman finally comes forward, but unfortunately many don't. Attackers use a form of manipulation to victimize their victims. They do this by keeping the victim quiet about what is going on or something bad will happen to them get hit, kicked punched or much worse. In an article written by Kriss Mitchell a victim tells us how her husband abused her. "It started out with comments like your fat, he would point out stretch marks,by the way I know I'm not fat I'm 5"4 125 pounds. Then it went to spitting in my face, in front people and alone. Now things have gotten way worse. He has given me black eyes, slammed my head on a cement curb, broken or sprained a couple fingers, bruises all over my body, I currently have two cracked ribs. I waited five days...
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