It's Time to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Essay

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Somewhere in America at this very moment, a woman is being abused. She
will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. The scars that last
forever are not physical; however, they are ones of mental anguish. Her abuser
is not a stranger, rather her husband or boyfriend. In this country, domestic
violence is almost as common as giving birth. There is, however, hope for these
women; help is available.
Domestic violence occurs way too often in American society. There are
many reasons why people need to speak out against domestic violence. One reason
is that statistics show that most abusers will continue to abuse until they are
arrested. Another reason is that domestic violence doesn't only physically harm
a woman; it
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These children who witness abuse at home suffer in many unseen
ways, and too often their pain goes untreated (Krueger 94). If an abused woman
does not have the guts to stand up for her own safety, the least she can do is
protect her children. An abused woman an innocent victim, but the children are
even more innocent victims.
Many women feel that there is no one to help them escape domestic
violence. This assumption is extremely wrong. There are many organizations
designed especially to help abused women. A group called Violence Against
Women gives out grants that are used to create specialized police and
prosecution units to deal with domestic violence (Campbell 95). In addition to
Violence Against Women grants, the government issued grants to forty-nine of the
fifty states of $426,000 to train police officers to develop more effective
strategies to prevent violent crimes against women (Campbell 95). It is up to
the abused women to stand up and use their power to make there abuser pay for
their physical and mental violence. Help is out there, it is up to the abused
woman to reach out for it.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is
available. This help can be received by calling the local Women's Center at
784-6631.
The fight against domestic violence has just begun. There has been…