Social Commentary with a Focus on Violence on Women and Children

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Why the Focus?

According to the Office of Women’s Health US Department of State and Human Services (2015,) over 5 million women are abused every year. Other frightening statistics reveal that the number of women killed by domestic violence between 2001 and 2012 all but doubled the number of soldiers killed during the war in Afghanistan in the same period (The Huffington Post, 2015). Validating the prevalence of this despicable phenomenon is the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (n.d.) which reports that in the United States 20 people are physically abused in domestic relationships every minute. This amounts to over 10 million women being killed every year according to the report.  Some may argue that men are also victims of this scourge, a and they are. The Coalition reports that one in seven men as opposed to one in four women become victims of domestic abuse in their lifetimes.

But What is Domestic Abuse/ Violence abuse?

Abuse occurs in a relationship when one partner is willfully hurt physically, emotionally or sexually by the domestic partner. Many times, abuse is first emotional in the form of threats for instance then soon it may turn physical where there may be shoving or hitting. to confuse the victim by trying to convince the victim that it was the his/her fault. But this is erroneous since a person will not invite another to hurt that person. Remember the person who is the victim cannot help the abuser. The abuser needs mental help from a professional.

Get help : Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 (TDD).

References

National Statistics, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, n.d., http://ncadv.org/learn-more/statistics.  Accessed 02 Sept. 2017

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It’s An Epidemic.  The Huffington Post, 13 Feb., 2015, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/domestic-violence-statistics_n_5959776.html. Accessed 02 Sept. 2017

Violence Against Women. Women’s health .gov Office of Women’s Health , Us Department of Health and Human Services, 30 Sept., 2015, https://www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/types-of-violence/domestic-intimate-partner-violence.html . Accessed 02 Sept. 2017

63 thoughts on “Social Commentary with a Focus on Violence on Women and Children

  1. These stats are disgusting. 20 people are physically abused in domestic relationships every minute? We should all do what we can to change this.

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  2. It’s so sad to think of how many people, men and women, go through things like this. I’ve known people who were abused and too afraid to leave the person. It scares me for them, but I can’t force anything.

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  3. I was emotionally, financially and spiritually abused for the vast majority of 9 years of a marriage. So I am keenly sensitive to others who are as well. It’s just such a hard thing to live through and it eats at your very soul.

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  4. We need to keep raising awareness of this. The violence in this country is inexcusable. It’s time to put a stop to it once and for all.

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  5. So glad that you’re sharing these, as we need to spread the word on domestic violence. Females are considered weaker sex and hence the abuse. Gosh these statistics show alarmingly high numbers. We all should do our part and spread the word.

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  6. I’m so glad you’re sharing this and bringing attention to this. The only way to learn is when other’s talk about it and we listen or read. Spreading the word is one of the best ways to let women know they are not alone, there are people who care and they can reach out and seek help.

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  7. This is one of the problems in our society! And this is very sad, it is still common in this world! I’m really thankful that there are people like you bringing this to everyone! Must share this post.

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  8. Domestic violates is something that so many deal with and are afraid to stand up for themselves. Spreading awareness will show these people that they are not alone and it is okay to say something. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  9. This is one of the most problems who needs to pay attention. I’m really glad that you share this kind of awareness to everybody.Everybody should read this.

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  10. It pains me to even think about domestic abuse in a relationship. Sadly, I have heard stories from close friends that have been through it and it’s heartbreaking. I have very strong-willed friends though, so they were able to identify what was going on and defend themselves, and they are in such better places now.

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  11. I witnessed my mother go through an abusive relationship when I was 12-22. It was a really hard 10 years for me, but even harder on her and it was so hard to watch. It’s really great that you’re talking about this kind of stuff and raising awareness. Thank you so much

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  12. Thanks for sharing. Having available resources for those who need them is incredibly useful. It’s just so sad that too many people have to grow up in dangerous environment.s

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  13. A very timely reminder ata a time when lots more people are speaking out. I hope that omeone who needs the courage finds it and the support they require to live a full and happy life.

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  14. This makes me so mad that so many women and children are abused. Worst yet if these numbers are from 2015 I can only imagine how much more they went up to today.

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  15. This makes me so mad that so many women and children are abused. Worst yet if these numbers are from 2015 I can only imagine how much more they went up to today.

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  16. It is a very informative post. The statistics are really scary. When you think of the number of women who die because of violence. Raising awareness is the only way to help improve the situation

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  17. It’s always heartbreaking to hear the statistics on domestic abuse. It’s so much more common than people realize. It’s also important to note men also suffer from abuse as well and need help voicing their struggles too.

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  18. Those statistics for domestic violence and abuse horrifies me but sadly I am not surprised. Thank you for including helplines which I know will help many women and I truly hope that the more that we raise awareness about domestic violence and abuse the more that we can prevent against it. Thank you for writing this post x

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  19. Those are some very scary numbers. I can’t even image the heartache and pain a victim must go through. Thanks for sharing these resources with those who may be affected.

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  20. Its heart breaking that women are considered weaker a gender a and are abused. The statistics are really shocking. Thanks for raising awareness via your post.

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  21. this is so important and i wish they will have more support groups hotlines like this in asia. since asian culture is a timid one, many women prefer to be in silence but i think having a support group will encourage them to speak

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  22. This post was so shocking to me! I wish that there was more being done and that more people would come forward when something actually happens rather than wait.

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