Domestic Violence Is Not Just Sexual Or Physical
Here is a story out of Ireland that makes the point that domestic violence is not just physical or sexual.
Academics prefer to use the term “intimate partner violence” so as not to exclude dating relationships where victim and abuser do not share a home. Also, there is debate among support services as to whether the term “violence” should be replaced with “abuse”.
However, there is no desire to get hung up on language, so the services stress that domestic violence can mean any persistent behaviour that puts a woman in fear — for her life, health, or sanity.
Physical violence remains the most obvious form of domestic violence, the visible results making it more easily documented.
You can read the whole story HERE.
The article makes the point that just because a partner leaves the relationship the abuse can continue with text messages, social media pressures and phone calls.
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