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The Masked Women

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The Masked Women Females’ ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence (“Statistics”). People so young are being brought into horrible situations that can cause emotional, mental and physical harm that has long lasting effects on them. The ad “It Rarely Stops” by The National Domestic Hotline was posted on YouTube in September 2015. In this ad, a young women is gazing into her bathroom mirror (the camera) with a sorrowful look on her face. She is covered in bruised and blood. She tries to mask her scars, however, it is in vain because the physical trauma continually comes back. In the end, a sound is heard behind the close door and she twist her head back quickly in fear. “It Rarely Stops” identifies that victims of domestic abuse can cause psychological disorders such as depression and abusive tendencies in an intimate relationship will continue to reoccur as time goes on. The National Domestic Abuse Hotline is an organization that provides services for those who are victims of domestic violence. They have a 24 hour call line that allows for victims to talk anonymously about their problems to trained personal. This nonprofit organization is national so it’s available to anyone in the United States. They have conduced their own studies and surveys so they have many resources that include statistics and other interesting information about domestic abuse. The National Domestic Violence Hotline’s ad “It Rarely Stops” is a
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