How has domestic violence changed historically? : LUSENET : Domestic Violence Accounts : One Thread

I would like information on how if at all domestic violence has changed over theyears for better or for worse?

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2000


not really a response but more a further question, the shift for dv has unfortunatley leabt toward children abusing mothers, who in turn feel powerless and trapped in the mother guilt cycle, i would be very interested to hear from women who have ideas about how to deal with this, particularly in a community setting. please feel free to email me at home, your wisdom and insight would be invaluable. karen

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2000


From everything I’ve had the opportunity to study, I come away with the impression that the incidences of domestic violence (DV) only seem to be greater since the Women’s Rights movement forced DV from the shadows and (more) into the spotlight. I haven’t had the chance to study any statistics gathered before DV became less of a “family” issue and more of a “community” issue, but my guess would be that the apparent increase occurred mainly because of the increased awareness of the problem by the general public. Perhaps rather than an increased awareness, it may have been more of a relaxing of the taboos associated with talking about DV in everyday conversation. (Or perhaps it’s just my way of overthinking an issue! ;)

-- Anonymous, November 30, 2001

Or it could be that women (mothers) have one more group to blame. I have seen this myself. Women will never take responsibility for their actions when they are able to 'pass the buck' to some one else. Women seem to want all the 'perts' and none of the responsibility that goes with it. ( men are bigger, everyone is mean to me, I have PMS, the fish died and left me alone, and on and on, till I am tired of hearing it ) or till somebody is. Sorry if you do not like it, this is my experience and my observations.

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2001

In the Old West there were no manmade foods, hair colors, fancy clothes, cars, telephones, mobile phones, 911 emergency numbers, equal opportunity employers, big cities, push-up bras, and war paint.

The more the technology improves and the bigger city you live in, the easier it is for a bitch to call the cops on you.

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2002

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