Tiffany Adams Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence

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UNLEASH YOUR HERO By Tiffany Adams This “how-to” article is aimed towards a male audience in middle life. This population may read magazines such as Sports Illustrated or even Playboy. These magazines may objectify women and encourage such theories such as hegemonic masculinity, but they reach a wide male audience that has a huge impact on the issues of Gender Violence and thus deserve to be tapped. This article aims to motivate men to take a stance against Intimate Partner Violence, as activating bystanders even in a more passive role can only have a positive effect on society today. You can hear them arguing, again; but this time, there is an abrupt end to the conflict as one of them escalates…show more content…
Próspero brings up previous theories that suggest masculinity could be learned by other genders, including women and even LGBT populations, especially if these traits were valued in that society (such as excessive aggressiveness)(2008, 640-641). In his study, he found the gender of the perpetrator had effects on the type of intimate partner violence (644). Erbaugh makes another crucial observation when she remarks, “Isolation is a central tactic of abuse.” (453). The abusers take away the victim’s support network, encouraging co-dependence and leaving them nowhere to turn, socially, physically, economically. Not only is this abuser their familiarity, but they will be forced to give that up frequently for nothing familiar. Being an active part of your social network and extending support can be all the difference that one victim…show more content…
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