wife battering

wife battering

a colloquial term now also used in sociology to refer to the physical abuse of women by their husbands or partners. By feminist theorists, such physical abuse is held to be explicable, not only as the outcome of the greater physical strength of most males, but as an adjunct of a wider cultural climate that supports ‘male domination’. The incidence of wife battering is difficult to determine, but, in the UK, an increased willingness of women to report such actions, and of police and other authorities to take action against it, has meant its greatly increased visibility
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Among the 70 victim ladies, 45 belong to Hindus, 13 to Christian and 12 to Muslim sects which indicates that wife battering is prevalent in all communities and a challenge for all with equal importance considering the ratio and proportion of the number of assaulted women to their population in the locality.
In the case of wife battering, a common defense is the Apostle Paul's words in Ephesians 5:22: Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
She also believes that wife battering should be reconceptualized as an ongoing crime instead of as discrete incidents of physical assault.
Less than one week after being sworn in as San Francisco's new sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi was arrested by his own deputies and carted off to jail for wife battering.
The commission's figure for the total number of cases of wife battering, including threats and killings, in 2010 was 2,765.
Issues such as wife battering, infidelity, rape, cancer, unfulfilled desires, commercial exploitation, the trauma of war, the glory of sex, and the pangs of giving birth were expressed by the characters of the play -- vaginas that mumbled, complained, moaned, cried, agonised and articulated the concerns of their owners.
Be it wife battering or knocking someone over and killing them on the road, the excuse is: 'It wisnae me, it was the drink that did it.
Some of the members wanted to focus on consciousness raising and to promote wife battering as a political issue, while other members wanted to offer services but ended up having to volunteer due to lack of funding.
Despite its name, which for me is far too reminiscent of all those harrowing 70s sociological texts about middle class wife battering, it manages to do what the Barber does so well, bring together individual little masterpieces that are both representative of certain genres and also special in their own right.
This paper examines wife battering in Africa although it is a world wide phenomenon.
at Indianapolis) and Ezeilo (executive director, Women's Aid Collective) present 14 essays that examine a diverse range of questions, including South African Apartheid and the reproductive rights of women, health as a basic human right, the rights of female children and adolescents under international human rights law, poverty and AIDS in Nigeria, gender stereotyping and sexual violence in Kenyan secondary schools, the socio-cultural context of female circumcision and the impact of the human rights discourse, and the prevalence of wife battering among workers in a Nigerian university.
But they also touch on wife battering, homelessness, prostitution, and incest.