Domestic Abuse Against Women Sociology

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A bond that will turn your paradise into hell. Many women are victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), in fact, almost 1 in 4 women aged 18 and over have been victim of IPV and 27% of women have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The unseen crime of domestic violence are often under-reported because of the sensitive nature of the subject. This ___ will analyse what are consequences of domestic abuse against women through three social science disciplines. Sociology will examine the consequences of social norms and patriarchy on abused women. Then, psychology will go over the cycle of abuse and how different kind of abuse may lead to…show more content…
The fear of the unknown will make the woman face a dilemma. The dilemma is that her partner can offer her the necessity of life; shelter, food and clothes. Yet, if she leaves, she may not have access to those necessities and she cannot rely on her friends, since all the ties have been cut off. It is a commonly accepted belief that escaping domestic violence leads to poverty (Hetling & Born, 2005), therefore a woman will stay away from a harmful situation. Finally, if the woman has a child, she will have to go through all the fear while protecting and taking care of the…show more content…
It is not only the poor people that are exposed to domestic violence, but also wealthier people. Although there are many reasons that can explain why poor people are more exposed to domestic violence than wealthier ones. “The argument is that families living in impoverished conditions are subject to higher levels of stress than families not living in poverty, and as a result, poor families are more prone to family violence than families that are not impoverished” (DeKeseredy and Schwartz 2002; Martin et al. 1999; Raphael 2001). Poor people are faced with feelings of anxiety because they have to worry about money, putting them in economic distress. This is why they tend to live in disadvantaged neighborhood. In those neighborhood, crimes rates are usually higher and people tend to have weaker social bonds so when neighbors notice signs of domestic abuse, they are expected to mind their own business. Therefore, when poor people are confronted with domestic abuse, no one in their surrounding feels responsible to intervene and also it is harder for them to seek help because their close ones and their neighbors have been cut

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