Understanding violence against women

PosterviolEnglish2407Violence against women is a major social problem globally. The consequences of this violence against women may be long-lasting. Both rape and intimate partner violence like battering, which is frequenlty accompanied by physical and psychological abuse are associated with a host of both short and long-term problems.

There are many gaps in understanding violence against women. There is relatively little information about violence against women of color, lesbians, disabled, institutionalized and immigrant women. There are categorical lines like physical violence and sexula violence rather than on women’s experiences which includes different forms of violence.

In the field of intimate partner violence or battering, the problem of violence agaisnt women is frequently characterized as one of coercive control that is maintained by tactics such as psychological abuse, physical violence  and sexual violence.

Psychological abuse refers to psychological acts that cause psychological harm. Psychological abuse described the following categories of behavior as psychological abuse: verbal treats of abuse, harm or torture directed at the woman herself or at her family and friends. Isolation that separates a woman from her social support networks or denies her access to finances and other resources. Repeated threats of abandonment, divorce, or of initiating an affair if the woman does not comply with the abuser’s wishes.

Physical violence includes acts that are perceived as having the intention of producing physical harm or injury. Akin to intentionality is the consideration of the context of the act. It is commonly represented various behaviors like kicked, bit, or hit with a fist… pushed, grabbed, or shoved…threatened with a gun or knife… and hit or tried to hit with something.

Sexual abuse includes the behaviors specified the criteria for nonconsent, the individuals involved and who decides whether rape or sexual assault has occured. Sexual abuse broadening the definition to include sexual penetration of any rape, including anal, vagina, or oral penetration, whether by penis, fingers, or objects and focusing on the offender’s behavior rather than the victim’s resistance.

In contrast to these definitions, researchers in such as psychology, mental health and social work frequently consider VIOLENCE to cover a wider range of behaviors.

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26 responses

  1. Hi Rizza, You are absolutely right in your definition of psychological abuse and there’s a lot more to the definition too. In case you, or any of your readers, want to know more about the problem, I write about psychological abuse on my website using research conducted with men who abuse women and research that shows how women cope with psychological abuse. Best wishes, Clare Murphy.

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  21. Men who threaten to take away the kids are engaging in post separation violence. It is common for batterers to threaten to take children away from the battered woman by proving her to be an unfit mother. For this reason, some lawyers advise women not to tell courts or mediators about child abuse or domestic abuse because, by doing so, they risk losing custody to the alleged abuser!

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