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Similarities Between Domestic Violence Then And Now

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Domestic Violence Now And Then

Dianne Feinstein once stated, “Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.” Domestic violence is the aggressive or violent abuse of a partner in a relationship. Compared to today, domestic abuse is very different from the Victorian Era. Today, we have laws and organizations to stop domestic violence and help those have have been violated. One similarity domestic abuse today has with the Victorian Era is that women are most commonly mistreated, not men.
Domestic violence is in some ways similar to today and back in the Victorian Era. One way it is similar is that women are most commonly harmed. “The robber sat regarding her for her for a few seconds with dilated nostrils and heaving breast, and then, grasping her by the head and throat, dragged her into the middle of the room, and looking once towards the door, placed his heavy hand upon her mouth” (Dickens 421). The sentence shows that Bill was abusing and later killing Nancy after he discovered what she did. 1 out of 3 females have been victims of some sort of physical
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Today, we have laws and organizations that help those who were victims and to stop people from being victims. One organization to help those who are victims is the Battered Women’s Justice Project. The organization helps those who have been victims of domestic maltreatment and promotes innovations in policy and practice that improve the response of domestic violence, (“Protection And Justice Are Every Victim’s Rights,” N.D.) In 1994, congress passed the Violence Against Women Act. It recognises domestic violence as a national crime. Both the law and the organizations help domestic
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