How To Write A Domestic Violence Essay

Decent Essays
Domestic Violence In the United States, every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten (“National Statistics”). Every 9 seconds. In California, 40% of women are victims of domestic violence(“California Domestic Violence Fact Sheet.”). And, in Stanislaus County, there are 8,000 calls reporting domestic violence every single year(“Domestic Violence Calls for Assistance.” ). I chose this topic because out of all of the types of violence against women, rape, being stalked, human trafficking, etc., it is the one that I know the least about, and that I am scared of the most. I've written essays, given speeches, and done research on the other types of violence, but, in all honesty, it never occurred to me to think about domestic violence. To be abused and hurt at that level by someone you love and have put trust in is quite possibly one of the most terrifying situations that I could imagine. Someone you love and trust having the capability to willingly harm you is unfathomable. Why do they do it? Poverty, job loss, lack of a high school education, witnessing violence…show more content…
Someone who is healthy seeks help when they need it. They are able to put aside their pride and ask for much-needed help. One of the best, and most effective ways is therapy and counseling(“Interventions for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Core Principles”). On a personal level, life can be very hard, traumatic situations occur, and as imperfect people we need someone to lean on. On a more broad outlook, there are laws that have been put in place to protect women and prevent domestic violence, such as the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, which provides funding to aid victims of domestic violence and their children, and the Violence Against Women Act, which “was the first major law to help government agencies and victim advocates work together to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and other types of violence against women” (“Violence Against
Get Access