Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m here
to present upon the topic “Domestic Violence” but more specifically I’m here to
speak on the negative effects it has on women in our society. Firstly, I’d like
to define what Domestic Violence is. Domestic Violence is violent or aggressive
behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or
partner. This dangerous act has been left unaccounted for in recent times and
is being less and less of a threat as days go by.
In my opinion Domestic
Violence is slowly creeping into our society and the punishment is being less noticeable
to try and detour men from harassing women. Women have been overpowered for men’s
liking for too long and this should be stopped. We should make the punishment
severe to force men to make a crucial decision, is this punishment worth harassing
this woman? We need to also teach our youth that this is a wrong act that can
lead to various types of scars in a woman’s life.
The effects of domestic
violence on women in our society go further than the immediate physical
injuries they grieve at the hands of their harassers. Normally, women suffer
from a collection of mental illnesses, eating disorders, insomnia, gastric issues,
various pains and worrying mental health problems.
Women who suffered from Domestic Violence
normally find it hard to function in their day-to-day lives because of the
effects. Effects such as absent from work, due to damages or appointments with
the doctor and therapists, often costs them their jobs, making it harder leave
their abusive spouse and surroundings. These women may feel embarrassed that
their partner has physically, mentally or sexually harassed them, see
themselves as undeserving of love, and suffer from a significantly weakened self-perception
due to the low self-worth these women will stray away from friends and family
and spend more time alone rather than socializing.
Studies show Forty-five
per cent of Domestic Abuse on women results in physical damage. The emotional
effects of this can be extensive: eighty-five per cent of abused women specify
that they have experienced some type of undesirable emotional effects including
anger, fear, becoming less trusting, suffering from lowered self-esteem,
depression, anxiety, shame and guilt. To combat these effects, twenty-five per
cent of these women report having used alcohol, drugs or medication.
Some other negative
effects of domestic violence on women are broken bones, burns, stab wombs, STDs,
anxiety, low self-esteem, frequent crying, depression, suicidal thoughts and
Domestic Violence is
slowly being accepted as a norm in our everyday society and should be stopped
before it leads to any further damages to our women of today.