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Breaking the Date Rape Triangle

Breaking the Date Rape Triangle

Have you ever heard of the date rape triangle? This theory breaks down date rape into three separate parts that are involved in just about every occurrence of this crime: –Drugs and alcohol –Intent –Isolation The victim of date rape usually has control of two out of three of these factors. The victim can have power over how much drugs and/or alcohol is consumed. She can also decide whether to be alone with the rapist. The chances of rape are…

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Recognizing Abuse

Recognizing Abuse

Family violence is become more and more prevalent in the United States. This is a situation where one or more family members inflict either emotional or physical harm on other members of the family unit. The basic core of this violent behavior revolves are the abuser’s need from control and power. This violence and abuse can come in many forms: –Physical abuse that includes punching or slapping, kicking, hitting or even burning. –Emotional abuse that can take the form of…

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Why Do Some Remain in Abusive Relationships?

Why Do Some Remain in Abusive Relationships?

We all know that domestic abuse is a serious situation and can be harmful or even deadly. And knowing this why would anyone chose to remain in an abusive relationship? The issues surrounding this question are very complex. There are actually practical reasons for staying in the relationship; however these reasons may not appear to be rational. Many abuse victims feel they cannot leave the relationship for financial reasons. Take for example, a mom who has stayed in the home…

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Bringing Abuse Into The Light

Bringing Abuse Into The Light

Not too long ago, abuse was never spoken of — it was considered off limits or taboo. Children were basically considered property of their parents; and husbands owned their wives. And sadly just a short while ago, only about 150 years, people could in fact be considered property. Property such as this could be abused on a whim without punishment or retribution. During this time, abuse was prevalent and it was not discussed. Luckily, this notion that ownership of humans,…

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Why do Abusers Abuse?

Why do Abusers Abuse?

Because of violence of the abuse, many of us do not, or may not even want to, understand what are the motivations behind people who abuse. Why or how does an abuse choose to abuse others? Another question that arises concerns is how those people who were abused themselves, choose to abuse others? Or why the abused choose to stay in relationship that is abusive? The answers are not easy and even after you try to understand the irrationality behind…

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Recovering From Emotional Abuse

Recovering From Emotional Abuse

It is never too late to seek assistance in your recovery from emotional abuse. Never think that you cannot just walk away from the abuse and begin a new, healthier life. This transformation is unlikely to occur overnight, or even in a relatively short time, but it can happen. It can happen through the support of your friends and family, as well as commitment and effort on your part. Take responsibility for your life and beginning rebuilding. Emotional abuse is…

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Gender Inequities Promote Violence Against Women

Gender Inequities Promote Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is a widespread problem throughout the entire world. Statistics show that up to one-third of women have been coerced into sex, beaten or otherwise abused. This is often at the hands of someone the woman knows — a husband or even other family members. Astonishingly one-quarter of women have experienced abuse while pregnant. This gender-based violence is a reflection of the inequalities that exist between the genders. The victims security, dignity, health and autonomy are ultimately compromised because…

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Tips For Dating After An Assault

Tips For Dating After An Assault

You may feel some hesitation to either start a new relationship or resume a current one after a rape. Don’t feel like you need to move swiftly; perhaps you should just feel comfortable in activities with close friends. Waiting for a bit may help you overcome some uncomfortable feelings. Dating by its nature can be uncomfortable and the potential intimacy can be even more so. Here are a few things you can do to help your anxiety level. –Make decisions…

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Defining Domestic Violence

Defining Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is generally defined as different types of abuse that happen in homes between couples or families. Many of us, when we think of domestic violence, see a picture of a man abusing his wife or girlfriend. Oftentimes, however, women are also abusers with men as their victims. So in truth, violence perpetrated with a family member could be considered domestic violence. There are many forms and variations of domestic violence. You may see emotional or psychological abuse, property…

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Recovery Steps After an Assault

Recovery Steps After an Assault

Healing both mentally and physically after a sexual assault can be a difficult path to navigate. You don’t have to do this alone; there are support groups and friends and family that can help. And don’t force yourself into a set timeframe for completion. You may begin to feel depressed in the days following the assault. These feelings may bring feelings of confusion as well. This can be especially prevalent if you have people around you tell you to “Just…

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