Domestic Voilence

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  • Domestic violence
    • Statistics
      • 2 women a week = killed
      • 5% male victims (Nazroo)
      • 35 attacks before violence is reported
      • 30 men a year = killed
      • Women are more likely to be abused
    • Studies
      • Mirlees Black
        • Women are unlikely to report
          • Blame themselves
          • Fear the consiquences
          • Worry they wont be taken seriously
          • Believe they can change their partners
        • 1 in 7 men have been assulted
      • Rape within marriage
        • 1 in 4 women are raped by their husbands
        • 95% of rapes are unreported
    • Feminism
      • Radical feminists = DV is a result of a patriarchal society
        • Men exploit women and dominate through they threat of domestic violence
      • Faith Robertson Elliot
        • Rejects R feminist claims = exaggerated
          • Not ALL men are agresive
    • Wilkinson
      • DV = result of sress casued by social inequality
        • £ creates stress

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