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Definition of domestic violence and abuse:

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour , violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass but is not limited to:


Dobash and Dobash's study of domestic abuse:

Men abuse women when they feel their authority has been challenged


Wilkinson a study of domestic abuse:

The result of external social inequalities causing tensions for the family. The works are exploited by the bourgeoisie


Fran Ansley's study of domestic abuse:

Women are the "takers of shit". Men use women as a target for relieving justified stress resulting from being an exploited worker. This directs the frustration away from capitalism.


Aliyah dad on official statistics about domestic abuse:

Official stats underestimate the extent of repeat victimisation. A lot of crimes of domestic abuse go unreported


Radical feminist Shulamith Firestone on domestic abuse:

Men deliberately oppress women and are physically and sexually abusive


How much more likely are women than men to be victims of domestic abuse?

50% (crime survey of England and Wales stats)


Yearnshire on domestic abuse:

Women suffer 30 assaults on average before reporting abuse


Why would victims not report domestic abuse? (3)

Been threatened by the abuser
In fear of what the abuser might do if they found out they'd been reported
Victims can think it's normal or not realise they are being abused


Sclater on domestic abuse (2000):

Men saw do,septic abuse as physical violence e.g kicking and hitting. Whereas women saw it as a wider range of harm like verbal and mental.


What is a love map?

Peoples idea of what a loving relationship is is influenced by their parents' relationship. If your parents were in an abusive relationship you are likely to be.


How could you counter the love map?

The influence of the media and the portrayed of romance presents an ideal relationship that is far from abusive. Therefore ones parents' relationship isn't the only thing to influence our idea of love.


How many women are victims in their lifetime

1 in 4


How many murders every week as the result of domestic abuse?