Domestic Violence :Persuasive Essay

2734 Words Nov 11th, 2013 11 Pages
Sophomore English
January 11, 2013

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an act of assault that happens every day, fixing an issue like domestic violence is hard but not impossible. By speaking out and helping those who have been abused is the hardest but most effective way of limiting domestic violence. Lots of people blame domestic violence related issues on substance abuse or a controlling man. Those statements may be true but it’s an over exaggeration. Abuse causes severe physiological effects as well as emotional. Domestic violence can be almost anything and can happen to anyone at any time.
Domestic violence is defined as violence, physical or mental or emotional abuse directed toward a
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Many teenage girls use mental and emotional abuse to control their boyfriends (Roleff, Tamara). Women abusers are over looked in society and in the media. The rule is commonly seen as a man is the person being the abuser not vice versa. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t places for men to contact if they are being abused. The most common place to find help is The Domestic Violence Hot Line.
Another thing is people just don’t realize that it happens to millions. 8 million couples that live together engage in some form of some domestic violence (Roleff, Tamara). This is a hard number to place in your head when thinking about the United States and the fact that this number can be bigger due to the fact that this number is a legitimate estimate on accounted domestic violence cases. Also it is a harsh reality that people are actually severely being beaten. 1.8 million women and 2 million male victims have been severely beaten (Roleff, Tamara). The sad part is that most victims will not press charges. But pressing charges helps take action on your abuser. Helping and backing a person up on the decision to press charges may help them follow through. Also being there or them if they need a place to go if things turn ugly. Moral support is a very effective way of helping.
When abuse becomes a battle for life and a partner is threatening to kill it’s time to get serious. Seeing someone who seems to be subjective to abuse the best option is to contact someone. That even

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