Essay on Domestic Violence And Sexual Relationships

990 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
When one hears about someone being in a violent relationship they automatically think that it is male on female. But did one ever think about it being female on male? According to the Mayo Clinic, domestic violence is also known as “intimate partner violence (IPV)” (Mayo Clinic, 2014, para 1). IPV can include multiple people including current or former spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, dating partners, or sexual partners (CDC, 2015, para. 1). Many people do not think men can be the victims of domestic violence because we only hear about female being the victims. Domestic violence may not be easy to recognize against men (Mayo Clinic, 2014, para. 2). Although the main point is domestic violence against men but it can also be the partners abusing each other. It is able to include both partners slapping or shoving each other when they are angry (Mayo Clinic, 2014, para. 3). Many of us do not know about domestic violence towards men because they don’t report it.
“… 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime (NCADV, para. 1).” But are we aware of this? No. We aren’t aware of this to our full potential because men don’t report about the being physically abused by their intimate partner. Men feel as though they have gender roles to fulfill. Gender roles can confuse the matter because “real men” are expected to be able to “control” his wife (The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, 2008, para.6). Think about it. In my,…

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