Women in today’s society have a lot more power and say in what they can or cannot do.
Even though women are becoming much stronger in every way. Women still get abused today. In today’s world it might not be seen as obscene anymore, since more women are being open about it.There are two articles which show how abuse by men can be sometimes overlooked if a woman fights back.
In the article “Women’s use of Force” and “Adolescent Battered Women” by Nancy Worcestor, she shows the some problems that people don’t realize battered women go through. Women suffer from physical, emotional, sexual and mental abuse.Many women suffer for years without saying a word. For women to go through this on the daily bases is not okay. In “Adolescent Battered Women” a statistic shows that women get battered almost every 15 seconds.
In most relationships where women get abused by their partner, is looking to control the woman’s life.She will not be able to do things that she was able to do before, like what she wears or who she can be friends with. When this happens the women gets isolated and the situation she is in gets worse and worse. Nancy quotes “ The physical battering was nothing compared to the daily abuse.” Which is most definitely true you can heal from being beaten, but to heal from constant emotional abuse is very hard since it is been put into your head constantly. Not only is it emotional and physical, it is also sexual abuse, which you would usually expect from a stranger, but in most cases it is their partner who will rape the women just to have that control over them.There is also not only male abusers but also female abusers in lesbian relationships.
The violence in lesbian relationships is practically the same they want control of the other person.Some teenagers get into relationships that they assume are wonderful. After some time passes they realize that it’s not how it was. You see the real side of the person and once that happens you’re stuck in it.Things can get out of control and to the point where you want to leave but you don’t know how to. The abuser will make you believe almost any lie and will threaten you, hurt you, or just do anything to make you afraid of leaving. Nancy Worcester claims “boys who witness domestic violence as children will more likely batter their female partners that are men from nonviolent homes.
” When this happens the women in the relationship might think it is normal, but it is wrong. Adolescents also think that getting pregnant can save their relationship, but in fact it only make the relationship worse and the partner will start abusing the women. Not only does it hurt the women, but physical abuse can hurt the child inside which is very dangerous.Some women suffer such severe abuse, where they have no one to turn to, even their kids would try to stop it, but in the end the children would even get abused. Nancy Worcester has a statistic where “75 percent of women who are battered in this country have children living at home.” The kids get it the worst since they are defenseless, and also sometimes children get neglected by the abuser. Children can feel lost and not understand why this is happening.This can emotionally scare a child, in the worst time of cases some get raped and when they grow up they don’t know how to deal with it.
Another crucial issue is women getting arrested for assaulting the partner. In the article “Women’s Use of Force” women will assault their male partner to defend themselves or their kids, but yet the abuser can be set free while the women will go to jail.A women will assault their partner to try and show that he abuses her. When this happens it is not right why should the bad guy be set free. Another factor that can trigger abuse in a relationship is the economic status. In the article “Women’s Use of Force” there was research done by Kruz where “the poorest divorced women, those on welfare, experienced higher rates of violence than did any other groups of women and that the poorer the woman, the more serious the violence was that she experience.
” This type of treatment is very cruel and women need to do their part to get out of it. In today’s society battered women is a critical issue. We now have help proved for these battered women. There are special shelters created for women to go with the children, to get away from the abuser. There are also special support groups and therapy sessions for women to deal with their abusive relationships. These foundations are a great thing they can help many women and let women know that they are not alone.