Domestic Violence In The 1970's

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Home. A place where someone can feel safe, a place where someone will be able to unwind, relax, and relish the rest of their day. On the other hand, home is a place where someone dreads to go, a place where they’re petrified of what their significant other or their family member will do to them next. Routinely, they’re scared to feel the stinging sensation on their cheek, or scared to hear the harsh words spit out of someone’s mouth, or even be forced to do something that they don’t want to do. Women, children and even some men are held prisoners to someone they thought they loved. An abusers brand of “love” is not typically what some might think; in fact, an abusers symbol of “love” are bruises, broken bones, or a red mark to where their…show more content…
In fact, according to the article, “History of Battered Women’s Movement”, domestic violence began all the way back to 753 B.C (2014). There was a law that stated that a husband could strike their wife with a rod or switch as long as the circumference was not larger than the base of his right thumb (Ibid). A key idea to keep in mind is stated in the article, “Domestic Violence in the 1970’s”. It mentioned that domestic abuse was still commonly unrecognized by everyday citizens in the early 1970s (2015). Consequently, men who battered women was considered a confidential affair and was not worth facilitating (“Domestic Violence in the 1970’s”, 2015). To wrap it up, domestic abuse began way earlier than expected. But, even when it began to become known, it was still okay for people to abuse their significant…show more content…
Well, that isn’t always the case. In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it states that 1 in 4 men have experienced some kind of physical abuse in their lifetime. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence also claims that 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical abuse by their significant other, and one in eighteen men have been a victim of stalking and were fearful of themselves or a loved one getting hurt (http://ncadv.org/learn-more/statistics). On the 2016 article “Male Victims of Domestic and Partner Abuse”, it states that nearly 2.2 million men have been victims of domestic abuse since the age of 16 and approximately 1.7 million men have experienced partner abuse since they were 16 years old. Children may also be a part of the group of people who have experienced domestic violence themselves. In reality, one in fifteen children have been exposed to this type of violence, and almost 90% of them have seen this violence happen in the past (http://ncadv.org/learn-more/statistics). Women may be the majority of people who get domestically abused because of their weak persona, but men and children can be affected by these things as

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