Domestic Violence And Foreign Violence

1251 Words Sep 18th, 2015 6 Pages
Domestic Violence and Intersectionality
Domestic violence, as defined by The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is, “The willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically, however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other” (2015). As we have learned thus far in Race, Gender, and Class, intersectionality as stated by Lisa Anderson, is, “How systems of inequality mutually constitute and reinforce each other” (2015). Therefore, domestic violence is a system of inequality, regardless if it comprises of a heterosexual or homosexual relationship, and reciprocally supplements each other across the boundaries of genders, races or ethnicities, class,both economic and socioeconomic, stereotypes, biases, sexualities,
To further expound on Lisa Anderson’s video about intersectionality and its connection with domestic violence, Kimberlee Crenshaw initially established a very exclusive however neglected social theory which suggested African American women were more inclined to intersectionality, thus abuse, because they were not of either of the White female nor of the…
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