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Women & Abuse

Women & Abuse In today’s society women have a lot of pressure on them from the men in their lives and also the people around them. Today women are becoming more independent. Women are getting jobs, so they do not have to depend on a man. One thing that has not changed with women is the violence that they encounter from the men in their lives. Domestic violence is not new, but now it is a social problem. A social problem comes to light when a significant number of people recognize something as being a problem that can affect society. According to CNN news report a woman is beaten every 15 seconds. Two out of every three women whom are beaten either knew or were related to their batterer. Today domestic violence is the leading cause of injury among women between the ages of 15 and 44. According to the statistics one third of all women has received some physical violence from a spouse. Women who usually experience a number of different emotions while being battered also have to deal with the problems of losing their jobs, their homes, their religious communities, and even their children as a result of the violence (http://www.gomemphis.com/appeal) Men abuse women for a number of reasons. Men who usually abuse women have very low self-esteem and are usually very insecure. These men do not want their wife to work because he wants to feel needed. He also does not like her around other men. Other men are a threat to the male batterer because he is usually very jealous. Men batterers also blame other people for their actions and present a dual personality. These men sometimes blame their boss for their rage or blame the victim. Male batterers also blame the kids because they feel the children get most of the attention. They frequently use sex as an act of aggression and do not believe their violent behavior should have negative consequences. Another characteristic of a batterer is that they have severe stress reactions during...

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