Domestic Violence

  1. Introduction

Hook: Domestic violence is common even though people overlook its presence.

Thesis Statement: There exists a relationship between domestic violence and feminism since women tend to be affected more than their male counterparts.

  1. Body

First Main Point:

  1. Domestic violence is a major public health problem, and the primary victims of this issue are women.

            Evidence: A retrospective study of the victims of domestic violence in Indonesia between 2010 and 2014 has shown that domestic violence was more prevalent among living victims in the emergency departments and a majority of them were women (Afandi et al. 97).

            Evidence: A study on domestic violence prevalence in Nigeria has shown that pregnant women from polygamous families are at higher risk (Ashimi and Amole 118 ).

Second Main Point: The feminist and expanding resource theories are the main theories that are used to explain the occurrence of domestic violence.

Evidence: A. A research was done to analyze how the two theories explain the occurrence of domestic violence, and it found out that substance abuse and ineffective arguing were the main moderators that came about from resource and perpetration.

  1. In the feminist-informed model, on the other hand, dominance was the mediator that informed the early exposure and perpetration of this violence (Basile et al.).

Third Main Point:

  1. Several measures have been put in place to mitigate domestic violence.
  2. The main aim of these measures is to stop this violence in the first place. There are several strategies which include teaching healthy and safe relationship skills to young adults (Jahanfar et al.).
  • Conclusion

Restatement of Thesis: This paper has found out that feminism is a contributing factor to domestic violence and, therefore, measures need to be taken to control this issue.



Work Cited

Afandi, Dedi et al. “Prevalence And Pattern Of Domestic Violence At The Center For Forensic Medical Services In Pekanbaru, Indonesia.” Medical Journal Of Indonesia, vol 26, no. 2, 2017, p. 97. Faculty Of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, doi:10.13181/mji.v26i2.1865. Accessed 8 Mar 2019.

Ashimi, AdewaleO, and TaiwoG Amole. “Prevalence And Predictors For Domestic Violence Among Pregnant Women In A Rural Community Northwest, Nigeria”. Nigerian Medical Journal, vol 56, no. 2, 2015, p. 118. Medknow, doi:10.4103/0300-1652.150696. Accessed 8 Mar 2019.

Basile, Kathleen C. et al. “Expanding Resource Theory And Feminist-Informed Theory To Explain Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration By Court-Ordered Men”. Violence Against Women, vol 19, no. 7, 2013, pp. 848-880. SAGE Publications, doi:10.1177/1077801213497105. Accessed 8 Mar 2019.

Jahanfar, Shayesteh et al. “Interventions For Preventing Or Reducing Domestic Violence Against Pregnant Women”. Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews, 2011. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, doi:10.1002/14651858.cd009414. Accessed 8 Mar 2019.