Violence Against Women
Hypothesis: Is society doing enough to stop domestic violence against women?
Society is NOT doing enough to stop domestic violence against women because about one out of every two women every year is abused in anyway (sexual assault/rape, battering/physical violence, emotional/verbal abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, human trafficking, etc.) Even though there is awareness than there was in the past decades about preventing violence against women, the crime is still continued today in society. Domestic Violence is when spouses, intimate partners or dates use physical violence, sexual abuse, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control the behavior of their partners, they are committing domestic violence. Anyone can be a victim to domestic violence; education, wealth, height, size, physical ability and condition do not matter. Types of domestic violence frequently used towards women include:
Sexual Assault is defined as any sort of sexual activity between two or more people in which one of the people is involved against his or her will. The sexual activity involved in an assault can include different experiences (ex. touching, types of sexual intercourse, penetration with an object.) The force used b the aggressor can either be physical (physical force, violence, etc.) or non-physical (bribed, threatened, manipulated, etc.) and most women are being forced or pressured into having sex with someone who has authority over them, while some women may be unable to give their consent because they are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Rape is a crime of sexual violence that causes long-term emotional devastation in its victims and is a criminal act of violence using sex as a weapon. Rape and sexual abuse does have devastating, long-term emotional and psychological consequences to the victims. After women are sexually assaulted, often report feeling shock, depression, shame, guilt, confusion, denial, and anxiety; While most women may not fully acknowledge what has happened to them or may downplay the intensity of the experience (more common among women who are assaulted by someone they know.)
Physical Battering/Physical Violence
Physical Battering is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear, power, and intimidation, often including aggressive physical attacks and behavior while also the threat or use of violence. It often begins with what is excused as trivial contacts which escalate into more frequent and serious attacks. Physical violence is violence that uses contact so inflict pain and injuries to someone, and it includes choking, grabbing, punching, pushing, pulling slapping, shoving hitting, kicking, burning, or other physical harm.
Emotional and Verbal Abuse
Emotional abuse also called psychological abuse or mental abuse, and it mainly includes consistently doing or saying things to embarrass, demean, shame, insult, ridicule,...