Newton’s article “Domestic Violence: An Overview: The rates of domestic violence vary along several lines, including race, gender, economic and educational status and geographical location. Gender trends: Women make up 3/4 of the victims of homicide by an intimate partner. Actually, 33% of all women murdered (of course, only cases which are solved are included) are murdered by an intimate partner. Women make up about 85% of the victims of non-lethal domestic violence. In all, women are victims of intimate partner violence at a rate about 5 times that of males.
The courts now acknowledge evidence of the “battered woman syndrome” in order to prove increasing effects of abuse. At first glance it appeared that for a female to use violence as an act of defense would be an empowering action, such as an abused woman who murders her abuser. Further examination of this notion reveals that females who murder their abusers are functioning under the same male-dominated system that promotes violence. As a result, the act of murder can’t be feminist because feminism aspires to end patriarchal
A couple of examples are spousal murder and rape. (Gen 14 2012, p.24-26) Women who murder their husbands no matter what the circumstances find it hard to be treated sympathetically by the justice system. This is due to the historical cultural stereotypes of women and the Judicial Myopia of the judges and courts. (Gen 14 2012, p.23) Historically men are given greater latitude when it comes to spousal murder as women are seen as a man’s possession and any deviance from that is provocation. (Gen 14 2012, p.24) Women find it difficult to plead provocation as they are expected to be submissive whereas male stereotypes suggests it is acceptable to be aggressive and abusive to keep the women obedient and in her place.
| |The most serious workplace crime is murder. Dunkel states, "Today, more than one thousand Americans are murdered on the job every year, 32%| |more than the annual average in the 80s" (Dunkel, 1994). As reported in the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 1993, 15 | |murders occur each week in the workplace. While only one in five deaths is a female, a staggering 42% of violence involving females
In 1982, dozens of young women in King County, Washington, disappeared (McCarthy). Some were murdered and others were brutally discarded around King County. Many of these young women were teenagers. Almost all of the victims were involved with street prostitution and they met their fate while working on the street. For twenty years, theses deaths and disappearances were attributed to the so-called “Green River Killer,” which was an unidentified serial murderer (The Seattle).
The case study discovered that there are multiple reasons to be more likely to become a victim of domestic violence. Some of those reasons are unemployment, criminal records of the abuser in the past, weapons in the household and violent intimate relationships between the victim and the abuser. The United Nations as well as several governments from influential countries
In 2007, around seventy thousand Americans were hospitalized due to accidental shootings. Between 2001 and 2007, around four thousand nine hundred people died because of an accidental shooting. Of those 4900 people killed, around 1750 of those were under the age of twenty-five. People die at way to young of an age because of somebody else’s or their own stupidity. Some people get trigger-happy when it comes to tense situations.
A truth about intimate partner sexual assault is that “In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds that women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.” (CDC 2008) A myth about intimate partner sexual assault is that if a intimate partner rapes their domestic partner it is because the individual is not giving sex up enough or depriving the aggressor. This is false, intimate partners need to give consent each time and both agree on having sex or such acts. A truth is that “On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. In 2005, 1,181 women were
If they observed domestic violence with their parents they may feel that it is normal or okay. All these factors make the statistics show a false picture, as in most cases they are an underestimate of the actual amount of domestic violence. However it is clear the pattern of domestic violence is towards women as the victims and men as the offenders. There could be several reasons for domestic violence, Firstly, Social stress could cause domestic violence. Stress maybe increased when a person is living in a family situation with increased pressures.
TIME TO BLOCK GUN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN If October is like every other month, 46 women in the United States will be murdered with a gun by an intimate partner. Public attention was gripped by the most recent mass shooting, at the Navy Yard in Washington, but during Domestic Violence Awareness month, we need to focus on the fact that women face a heightened risk of gun violence. Women are more than three-and-a-half times as likely to be killed by an intimate partner as men. A gun in a household with a history of domestic violence increases by 20 times the risk that a woman will be killed there, compared to households without guns. Similarly, more than 75 percent of stalking victims are women — and stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten their victims in 1 out of 5 cases.