So many people are unaware of the affects domestic violence has on not only the victim but for our society as a whole. Did you know that one and four women will become victims of domestic violence in their lifetime? Yes, one and four and the numbers of victims are increasing at astonishing rates. When thinking of domestic violence it's safe to say that we all know at least one person that has been or is currently a victim of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence does not discriminate against race, social class, gender, age, or background it affects us all. Did you know that as many as three women in the United States alone are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every single day? Many people may believe that domestic violence occurs due to the victim provoking their abuser or the abuser having a problem controlling their anger. However, domestic violence actually stems from social, economic, cultural, and various psychological factors.
Did you that domestic violence is a learned behavior that is modeled by individuals and our society? Domestic violence is then reinforced and tolerated by different media and social networks that find it acceptable to promote. It affects us all when the abusers violence is also supported by peers, family members, and other individuals that in return minimize the abuse without any consequences to the abuser. This teaches the abuser that his or her behavior is justified and acceptable. Domestic violence is such a complex issue that will take individuals of all races to come together to end the cycle.