Family Violence Elio Ishak Notre Dame University, louaize OUTLINE Thesis statement: family violence is a very important social problem because it has a large negative affect on the victims. Thought that family violence can be caused by either male or female, but it’s usually caused by the male due to the large physical advantage. In the following we will discuss the history of domestic violence, the different types of family violence, and ways to prevent it. I. History of domestic violence: a.
Introduction: Gender-based violence (GBV) is the general term used to capture violence that occurs as a result of the normative role prospects linked with each gender, along with the unequal power relationships between the two genders, within the context of a specific society (Bloom 2008, p14).While women, girls, men and boys can be victims of GBV, the main focus is on violence against women and girls. This is not to say that gender-based violence against men does not exist. For instance, men can become targets of physical or verbal attacks for disobeying major concepts of masculinity, for example because they have sex with men. Men can also become victims of violence in the family – by partners or children. (Bloom 2008, p14)However, it has
Gender based violence is predominantly a male-patterned violence: a prevalent violence committed most often but not always by men and it is often motivated by aggression, revenge, competition, and entitlement. Gender based violence also includes sexual and other violence against women, partners and children. The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, (2006) viewed Gender Violence as the physical sexual and psychological violation against both men and women, which occurs within the family and the community and is condoned by the government. From the female perspective it can also be defined as violence against women based on women’s lesser status in the society. This includes any act or threat by men or male dominated institutions that is intended to cause physical, sexual or psychological harm to a woman or a girl because of their gender.
The Cycle of Violence The cases of domestic violence are very common in nowadays society, where women are the typical victims involved. According to Walker (1999), domestic violence can be defined as battering of women by the men. One of the most suitable ways to explain this phenomenon is the cycle of violence. The cycle theory of violence illustrates how the behaviour of an individual who commits domestic and family violence can change so drastically from time to time (Walker, 1979). Besides, the cycle also explains why an affected person keeps on facing a violent situation (Walker, 1979).
In fact, many people think that violence against women is existed due to many factors. First, some men have inferior complex and they think that violence against women is justified for them in order to control women. Those men misuse women and hence they treat them badly. Second,
It also should be noted that this type of violence can affect anyone regardless of economic status, religion, culture, and sexuality (Gender-based Violence: Introduction, 2017). For instance, gender-based violence can occur within an abusive relationship. Domestic violence is used to control the other partner within the relationship. One partner can exert power by imposing fear by threatening to hurt the other partner or possible children, continuous insults, acts possessive towards the partner, as well as sexual pressures. We see that there is a power inequality that is being experienced within abusive relationships.
These effects will carry on into their adulthood and can lead to criminal behavior and violent practices in home (Carter 6). Domestic violence has been categorized into four main types: intimate terrorism, common couple violence, and violent resistance. Intimate terrorism is violence motivated by the wish for control over a partner. Common couple violence is when both partners are engaged in violence. Lastly, violent resistance is where one partner, typically female, fights back against the abusive partner.
Also, the Strain towards anomie theory will be used for explaining the risk factors. At last, feminist explanation will focus on the gender violence. Domestic violence is a gender issue that primarily male-perpetrated. Domestic violence can be sectionalized into three parts: intimate terrorism, violent resistance and situational couple violence. The following content will discuss those parts respectively.
The power the government has, the power the rich has, the potential power the people has individual or as a whole all have conflict against each other instead of coming together. We have the potential to come together and use that power to make a change. However, at the same time the potential power we have over one another can be a bad thing. For example would be people that come together to pro-test and have riots; however, it turns deadly by using violence as a way try to make their voices known. Another example would be those in power using violence against citizens to achieve what they want and
Focusing on this study makes me wonder the imbalance of right of women and men in terms of domestic violence. Violence is our enemy, whoever the culprit is. As such, campaigning to stop violence regardless of the victim’s sexual orientation is a must, if we want to leave in a violence free Philippines. Power, control, machinismo, social acceptance are words relevant to male domestic violence. Generally, power and control are vested in man or father.