Domestic Violence As Oppression

Domestic Violence As Oppression

The Oppressive Nature of Domestic Violence

I. Introduction
II. Describe Prevalence (SEE FACTS 1
III. Describe Characteristics of Abuser
a. Controlling Behavior
i. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used by an individual to establish and maintain coercive control over his intimate partner. Domestic violence consists of physical, sexual, psychological, and or emotional abuse. Abusive partners use tactics such as Coercion and threats, Economic Abuse, Using Male Privilege, Using Children, Isolation, Emotional Abuse, Intimidation, Minimizing, Denying, and Blaming, Physical Violence, Sexual Abuse. (SEE POWER AND CONTROL)
ii. Quick Involvement
iii. Unrealistic Expectations
iv. Isolation
v. Jealousy
vi. Blaming others for feelings and problems
vii. Use of children
1. Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety, and violence towards peers (SEE FACTS 2 WORKS CITED 15)
2. Fifty percent of men who frequently assault their wives frequently assault their children, (CITE 17) many experts suggest domestic violence may be the single major precursor to child abuse and neglect fatalities in the United States (CITE 18).
viii. Cruelty to Animals
ix. Use of force in sex
x. Verbal Abuse
xi. Rigid Gender roles
xii. Dual Personality
xiii. Previous Battering
xiv. Threats of Violence
xv. Breaking of hitting objects
xvi. Use of force during an argument
b. Myths
IV. Increased Risk During Pregnancy
a. Pregnancy is suppose to be a time of peace where the family turns it thoughts towards raising the next generation and growing a

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