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Last edited at 4:04AM on 8/27/2013
I out of 5 woman are abused. A woman gets attacked every 9 seconds. Someone needs to care. The best way to stop DV is prevent DV and that happens thru education. Signs to look for given in the comments....
Domestic violence is indeed an issue of great concern because of the effects it has on society. Domestic violence destroys families and lives. It leads to divorces, meaning the children are deprived of love and care from one parent. It also destroys the victim's self esteem. Offenders ought to be locked up for a long time, and people sensitized on the adverse effects of domestic violence.
I love WayCups answer. I am a victim of domestic violence. NO! I am a survivor of domestic violence. YES! But more importantly, I am a teacher against domestic violence. The best way to be a teacher is to stop the cycle of abuse. Domestic violence is an assault against another human being and should be treated as such. Yes, I believe Domestic violence should be punishable, but also treatable ( through classes and education) whenever possible. To be honest, from what I've seen, we have a long way to go in the education, treatment and punishment of Domestic Violence. The way to stop the cycle is to speak out. People care. Judges care. You can make a difference. Remember, if you're silent, you won't be heard. I've often wondered why it's called "Domestic Violence." Really, it's an assault and should be treated as such. Together we can make a change. God Bless
Domestic violence has ALWAYS been with us, it's just safer to talk and do something about because the victims now have more legal protection than in past times. If you want to stop DV we have to teach the next generations how wrong it is and better ways of coping with the anger, frustration and self esteem issues that so often surround the abusers and victims. Education and prosecution could do wonders.