Taking a Look at Domestic Violence

1955 Words Jan 30th, 2018 8 Pages
Domestic violence statistics show 85% women and 15% percent of men are victims of domestic violence in the United States, and an estimated number of 960,000 incidents per year. Domestic violence is an aggressive or a violent behavior within the home, involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. “Domestic violence is domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, dating abuse, and intimate partner violence (IPV), is a pattern of behavior which involves the abuse by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, cohabitation, dating or within the family” (NA, April 21, 2014, In Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia). Domestic violence is a human rights issue because violence against someone can cause physical, emotional, mental, and social effects on men, woman, or children. Being physically abused can mean that maybe you have broken or sprained bones, bruises and black eyes, or other type of scars and marks. “Emotional abuse can be more harmful than physical abuse because it can undermine what we think about ourselves” (Maria Bogdanos, April 22, 2014, Signs of Emotional Abuse). It can lead to insecurities, or thoughts to having negative doubts about yourself. Being mentally abuse is when someone is telling you that you’re not going to be worth nothing and it can be emotional abuse too. When being in an abused situation it can take hold on social effects by going out and being…

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