Domestic Violence: The Problem Remains Today

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The act’s of violence or abuse against a person living in one’s household, especially by a member of one’s immediate family are known as domestic violence. Following this further, “According to one study, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, accounting for more visits to the to the hospital emergency rooms than car crashes, muggings and rape combined” (Glaser). Granted, domestic violence has been reported since ancient Roman times. However, back then it was accepted by society but now it is not a private matter, it is simply against the law. According to www.usda.gov, too many people continue to believe that domestic violence is a private matter between a couple, rather than a criminal offense that merits a strong and swift response. Furthermore, many women are being brutalized and even killed by husbands, boyfriends, and loved ones. Is there ever going to be an end to this brutal act? Is the federal government doing their best to decrease the violence against women in homes? Background & Childhood Domestic violence has been occurring for over a hundred years. According to Pamela Prah, violence against women has been reported since ancient Roman times and has been commonplace in America since Colonial times. Women in other countries are still facing very brutal acts of domestic violence such as wife-burning in India and forced prostitution in Asia. Domestic violence can be triggered by many things such as substance abuse, alcohol, and even stress. In most cases, children who are brutally abused by a loved one will end up becoming a violent partner and also an abusive parent and the cycle will most likely continue. In order to stop the cycle, “Prevention is key because children who grow up in homes where domestic violence or dating violence occur are more likely to become victims or perpetrators of domestic or dating violence
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