Questions about dating violence
Some academics have criticize the patriarchal model.
They argue that cultural values don’t cause men to hit women — they emphasize the role of individual psychology and the impact of socioeconomic factors such as poverty and education.
Key question: What is the meaning of “feminism” in today’s society?
Is it an outmoded concern from 30 years ago, or is the role of women still an issue requiring social and political change?
Critics of this advocacy position argue that it would be better help families stay together, and further argue that since most women end up staying in relationships, focusing on how to do that better would be more socially useful.
Key question: Why do you think Kim really got back together with Josh? The state of feminism and the battered women’s movement The battered women’s movement has its roots in the social activism and feminism of the 1960s and 1970s.
In their view, men batter women because men feel a sense of entitlement to power and control over women, a sense of entitlement that is inextricably connected with a range of abusive tactics ultimately derived from violence.
Do women imitate violence, or do most women resort to violence only in self defense?
Criminalization of Domestic Violence — Does Arrest Solve the Problem?
Unfortunately, as teens form their first romantic relationships, they often are unclear about what constitutes a healthy relationship.
Often, verbal and emotional abuse erodes girls’ self-esteem, making it more difficult to summon the courage to tell someone about the abuse, let alone end the relationship.