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Did you know on average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month! Please take the time to read, learn and teach others about Domestic Violence.



Asked by tinkerbell76 at 1:34 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I'm proudly wearing my no Disrespect temporary tattoo and will continue to do so for teh entire month. I got it from a dv organization I donate to. Ladies this is one issue in which we should stick together. Together we can make a difference. the national domestic violence hot line is
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

    Abuse is a pattern of coercive control that one person exercises over another. Battering is a behavior that physically harms, arouses fear, prevents a partner from doing what they wish or forces them to behave in ways they do not want.

    Battering includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.


    Answer by ny.chica at 2:17 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Where are you facts? Where did you get this from? Without facts it's just gossip.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.


    Answer by ny.chica at 2:17 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:
    Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you.
    Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive.
    Tries to isolate you from family or friends.
    Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with.
    Does not want you to work.
    Controls finances or refuses to share money.
    Punishes you by withholding affection.
    Expects you to ask permission.
    Threatens to hurt you, the children, your family or your pets.
    Humiliates you in any way.

    Answer by ny.chica at 2:18 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • LMAO
    I don't know who's questioning, probably someone that is not educated on DV. I believe it. I've lived it. I'm out of the relationship but still trying to cut all ties. I've been threatened constantly I would die at his hands and I believed it because his other threats and physical abuse showed me he was real. If you haven't been in that type of relationship, please don't judge.

    Answer by viv212 at 2:18 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever:
    Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.).
    Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or choked you.
    Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place.
    Scared you by driving recklessly.
    Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you.
    Forced you to leave your home.
    Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving.
    Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention.
    Hurt your children.
    Used physical force in sexual situations.


    Answer by ny.chica at 2:18 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:
    Views women as objects and believes in rigid gender roles.
    Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships.
    Wants you to dress in a sexual way.
    Insults you in sexual ways or calls you sexual names.
    Has ever forced or manipulated you into to having sex or performing sexual acts.
    Held you down during sex.
    Demanded sex when you were sick, tired or after beating you.
    Hurt you with weapons or objects during sex.
    Involved other people in sexual activities with you.
    Ignored your feelings regarding sex.

    Answer by ny.chica at 2:18 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • For the anonymous poster who wanted to know where the fact came from, it came from a report made by the Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data.

    Domestic Violence is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly.


    Answer by tinkerbell76 at 2:48 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • amen!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Oct. 1, 2008


    Answer by daisie at 7:30 PM on Oct. 1, 2008