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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Cases of wife battering, suicide and murder perpetrated by either gender have been blamed on stress, which comes as a result of a partner feeling insecure in a relationship.
Wife battering is referred to as disciplinary action, attracting no social sanction.
He said that sexual harassment at home, at work and society has reached its peak for lack of awareness or denial of its existence, further confining women.He further said that the marriage quite often leads to wife battering, conflict with spouse, conflict with in laws, dowry deaths, stove burns, suicide and acid burns to disfigure women in revenge but issues related to fertility and second marriage.
It may be classified as wife battering, wife assault, woman abuse, marital violence, wife cruelty, and family violence.
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.
Jail time served in Nevada by Mayweather on a plea deal to avoid felony charges on wife battering: 2 months in 2012.
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.
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.