Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Society

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Statistics state, “One out of every four women will go through domestic violence situations in life. (safehorizon.com) Domestic violence is aggressive behavior towards someone else at home or in a relationship. This can happen at home between spouses/partners or parents and children. Domestic violence should be given more acknowledgment in the media and in classrooms so that people are aware of what is happening. If we do not continue to advocate for victims and educate society, victims will continue to suffer physically,mentally, and emotionally, victims of this behavior go back to their abuser, leading victims to later become abusers themselves.
Victims or survivors of domestic violence end up enduring so much mental, physical, and emotional abuse that they do not realize there is a problem. WomensLaw.org defines the following behaviors as abuse: psychological abuse, such as intimidating someone, threatening physical harm to someone else, and destruction of pets and property; physical abuse, which is described as grabbing, pinching, shoving, slapping, and punching; emotional abuse, which includes constantly putting someone down, making someone feel unimportant, using abusive language, such as calling them ugly or worthless and tearing down another’s relationship with their children. A combination of these actions can come together and damage someone. The Joyful Heart Foundation emphasizes that the long term effects of domestic violence can have a major impact on someone’s
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