Victims of domestic violence are not at fault for the abuse that is inflicted upon them. A lot of people ask why the victim stayed in the first place, but in some cases the answer is not always so simple. According to Why Do Abuse Victims Stay, “We often put ourselves in the place of the victims and imagine ourselves leaving at the first signs of abuse. But breaking free of abuse is not simply a matter of walking out the door. Leaving is a process.” A lot of times when people hear and talk about domestic abuse, the lines are blurred around the term victim. Too many times people forget the true meaning of that word, especially concerning instances of domestic violence. There are many reasons why victims stay.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on July 28, 1868. The amendment granted citizenship to everyone who was born or naturalized in the United States, which included former slaves and African Americans who were freed after the Civil War. Also, the amendment allowed African Americans to be treated equally as all other citizens. However, the Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, and the result of the Plessy v. Ferguson case took away these rights that were guaranteed to African Americans.
In today’s modern time it is unacceptable for men to both physically and mentally abuse the woman. Whether it is physical or verbal, any kind of abuse takes a psychological toll. It is wrong in every way to treat the women the way Willy Loman and Hamlet treated their significant other. According to Jane Stoever from CNN.com:
Before we look at the different Social/Psychological Determinants of Health it is important firstly to define what a social determinant of health is. According to the World Health Organization (2017) “The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” These conditions are as a result of a wide range of factors that are ultimately governed by the way in which money, power and specific resources are shared at different levels including those at global, national and local levels. We have all been a part of and will experience different social determinants of health throughout our lives but it is the standard at which we experience these determinants that will ultimately lead onto them affecting our health or ultimately leaving us unaffected.
As a future nurse and past victim, I will do any effort to advocate for prevention of a partner violence. It is a silent epidemic which affects women of all age groups and all races. As a nurse, I will strive to engage in evidence-based research, participate in prevention programs, and advocate for policy changes in the community which I will care for. I am aware that ethical dilemma about reporting or not reporting intimate abuse exists. However, my feelings from negative experience clearly suggests that all abuse against women and children should be documented and reported to authorities. Otherwise, I would be only adding to the issue and deepen the negative health impact of intimate violence’s victim. I also may communicate in open talk, provide references to support groups and access to shelter, and psychological
Domestic violence can impact anyone regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic abuse not only affects the individuals involved, but children who are there to witness an abuse. For example, studies have shown that children who witnesses their parents in an abusive situation will go on and repeat the cycle. In addition, children who witnesses a mother getting abused may feel like it is their fault for not being able to protect their mother. Ultimately, children themselves may become victims of abuse. It is estimated that children abuse is 6-15 times higher in domestic violence cases where the mother is abused (Domestic Violence: Long Term Effects of Domestic Violence, 2015).
In The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Company, we read the story of a homosexual hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming told from many different perspectives. Though discriminatory crimes against homosexuals have largely decreased, discriminatory crimes in general do still exist. This includes crimes against certain races, genders, and religions. America has come a long way since the events in The Laramie Project but we still have a long way to go in terms of women’s health and discriminatory crimes.
Domestic violence has been around for many years. It is even mentioned in the bible, Judges 19. Unfortunately, it is still a prevalent issue that is on the rise. Dr. Miller (2009) mentions in his book, “The domestic violence movement, also referred to as the battered women’s movement, has a long history, although it picked up steam with the advent of the feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1971, Erin Pizzey opened the first battered women’s shelter in Chiswick, England. The first shelters in the United States opened their doors in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Pasadena, California; and Phoenix, Arizona, in 1972. Soon thereafter, a shelter opened in Boston, Massachusetts, and Casa Myrna Vasquez, also in Boston, opened its doors as the first shelter providing services primarily for Latinas. The first support group for battered lesbians began in Seattle in 1985. Awareness and services have increased exponentially over the past three decades, and as of September 2007, a total of 1,949 domestic violence programs were operational across the United States.”
The memoir entitled “Night” is the story of the fight for survival. It’s Elie Wiesel’s story of his fight to survive along with his fellow Jews in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Elie’s personal account of this story is both heart wrenching and effective. Hearing Elie’s personal anguish brings the story to life. It’s the story of how people can survive with the barest of means.
After recently separating from his wife Katie Lee, Billy Joel is now dating soap actress Alex Donnelley. According to New York Post, Alex Donnelley and Billy Joel met through friends backstage at his recent Washington DC concert. An insider reports that "the two hit it off immediately." Billy Joel Now Dating Alex Donnelley: Life and Career Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, 60, has consistently produced Top 10 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. He is a five-time Grammy Award winner and member of the Songwriter 's Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Although he retired from pop music recording in 1993, "Piano Man" Billy Joel continues to tour, sometimes with Elton John. Billy Joel was born in the
The sun was rising on the open sea And Odysseus looked out over the horizon. It had been almost five days since there last stop; Ismaros The sea shined bright in the Sweet spring air and the sun Beat down on the hopeless men. They were farther away from home now than ever. In the distance, the sailors could see An island that was rather immense in size And full of massive trees and lush forests. The water surrounding the island glistened like The finest crystal in Grease. As the men grew closer, they heard the distinct sound of a lady Which was comforting music to their ears after So long in the dangerous sea. Odysseus was intrigued by the sweet sound And without a second thought, Odysseus knew he had to get his team back under control And back to following orders. "I know that I have steered you wrong before But I also know that this woman needs our Help desperately! How would you feel If were you on that Island, starving by that fire? Would you want help? It 's the right thing to do, And after all we have endured, we must show The gods that we still have a clean soul, And that we are good people indeed!" Odysseus was truly a man of persuasion And his crew decided to follow him onto the island Where the damsel 's cries became louder and more evident. The men approached her and asked What the significance of her cries were. They were given no response other than silence. She was then questioned once more. And the same reply was given. Shortly after, without a single word, The mysterious woman stood up from the fire, Slowly walked past Odysseus and his troops, Who were confused by her actions, And ventured into the dark forest That stood behind them. The men looked back at Odysseus, Wondering if they should leave
Since the very first emergency shelters for survivors of domestic and sexual violence opened in the United States in 1967, survivors have continued to have problems finding available and affordable housing options (History of the battered women 's movement, 2009). In the state of Virginia alone, 3,639 families were turned away due to full shelters in 2013 (Herring, 2014). Of the homeless population surveyed in January 2015 in the city of Richmond, Virginia, 43% reported experiencing domestic violence in the last year (Ackermann, 2015). These statistics speak to not only the prevalence of domestic violence, but also the widespread homelessness that can result when survivors cannot find safe, affordable housing. If
“The people who could do the most to improve the situation of so many victims being are in fact ourselves. It’s in our hand to stop domestic violence against each other” this statement was said by the famous actor Patrick Stewart. This statement is indeed correct. Domestic violence is an international problem which is everybody’s business even if one is not being abused. I strongly believe that there should be tougher law enforcement to protect against domestic violence. No one should experience or be exposed to domestic violence for it; affects family life’ increase the crime rate in countries, and it affects one’s body and mind.
Relationship abuse is a pattern of coercive and abusive behaviors. Most of the time when abuse goes on during a relationship, it is kept a secret because the victim is afraid of telling. The behaviors that go on are to maintain total control over a spouse or an intimate partner. Relationship is a choice or in other words it’s a learned behavior. Most abusers believe that they can do what they want and get away with it. They also believe that their lives are priorities. People don’t realize that there are many types of abuse in relationships. The types of abuse are; emotional, physical, and economic. (Baran 2015)
Psychological, emotional, and mental abuse which are linked together, the abuser uses emotional abuse to wither away their partners self-esteem and reduce their confidence to increase their reliant on the abuser. Tactics such as criticism, intimidation, isolating them from their family and friends to gain control over them(Lwa,2018).