Essay On Violence Against Women

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Introduction Violence against women is a significant problem all throughout the United States. The home is often the most dangerous place for women and many live in daily fear of violence. One in three women will encounter physical or sexual violence from men, normally somebody known to them, in their lifetime. Violence against women in the U.S. can be widely decreased through awareness advertisements that should be aired nightly on public television stations in order to build women's attention to laws and rights, engage men in changing unequal gender practices, and promote better enforcement of existing laws. The problem Violence against the women is not a recent problem. Women have been target of violence in all societies, cultures or religious…show more content…
It includes all the ways our society objectifies and oppresses women. Violence against women ranges from sterilization abuse to drug abuse, pornography, stalking, battering, and rape. It includes the sexual and physical abuse of young girls. Most of the violence against women is related to and grows out of their position in society. If a female foetus is destroyed it is because a girl child is unwanted as she is seen as a burden. If a wife is beaten, at least partly it is because women are seen as property- to be treated as the husband, her owner, desires. On a broader level it is also because a woman is perceived as the “weaker” sex, dependent on man, so he can bully her. Many of those who commit violence feel justified by strong societal messages that say that rape, battering, sexual harassment, child abuse, and other forms of violence are acceptable. Every day we see images of male violence against women in the news, on TV shows, in the movies, in advertising, and in our homes and workplaces. It is a fact of life for women of all ages, races, and
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