Domestic Violence

Topics: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Violence Pages: 3 (626 words) Published: April 15, 2015


Domestic Violence: Social Injustice

Amanda McDermott
BEHS 220 Diversity Awareness
Professor Hays
05 March 5, 2015

Why Domestic Violence?
I chose to write about the biggest social injustice to me, which so happens to be about domestic violence. There are so many battered women and children in this world. We tend to not think about it or say that it is not happening around us. In reality in our society it is a huge issue. There are many women and children out there that are victims of this issue but they do not want to come forward, because they do not want to seem weak to others. I should also say that it is not just women and children but there are more and more cases of men being abused as well.

Let me start off by saying that I have been there not just a child of abuse but an adult as well. Most people automatically think that if you say that you have been abused that your father was the one that abused you. In my case it was my mother that abused me and my other siblings. The abuse started when I was around the age of five I would say. I had a sister that was one and a little brother that was just a month or two old. My mother would leave us home all of the time, and expect me to make sure my sister and brother were taken care of. If I did not do what she said to do or if it was not done by the time that she got home I would get my butt whipped. I am not talking about a smack on the bottom; I am talking about chasing me around the house with a wooden spatula. The abuse continued from there on until courts decided that my father should have full custody of me. After that I did not have to live with my mother but I never told my father about all of the abuse either so I still had to spend weekends and holidays with her. When I left for the Army I felt liberated because I did not have to be in that situation anymore. When I was 25 I married a Samoan, the first year of our marriage was...
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