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Travaux interdisciplinaires sur " la rhétorique du discours" en anglais et français (2017)

Against Domestic Abuse

Par BRIGITTE GLIERE, publié le mercredi 7 juin 2017 16:10 - Mis à jour le vendredi 9 juin 2017 15:56


      The subject which we are going to introduce to you is domestic abuse. Statistics show that women are too often

victims of domestic violence : it affects 60% of them but we sometimes forget that men can be a victims too : 40% of them

are victims of domestic abuse.

       Domestic abuse and violence can happen to anyone. Yet the problem is sometimes neglected. Nine out of ten women

don’t sue their aggressive partners. The victims live in the fear of the person they used to love. 4000 women die each year

due to domestic violence.

        There are two kinds of domestic abuse : psychological or emotional abuse and physical abuse, like raping or beating.

Emotional abuse hurts your sensitivity. It’s often minimized or overlooked. This form of abuse includes verbal abuse, such

as yelling at someone, name-calling, blaming, shaming, isolation, intimidation. Physical abuse is using your influence to

harm  someone. Physical assault or beating is also a crime. That includes raping or hitting, and sometimes victims die

under the blows of their spouses.

        Many signs can make us suspect a women is a victim… She feels afraid when her partner is here, if her partner

humiliates, critizes, puts her down, threatens her so badly that she’s embarassed for her friends or family to see.

Her partner can also ignore or put down her opinions, blame her and see her as an object.

       We must help these women. Imagine your partner, the person you love the most beating you. How would you feel ?

Everybody would answer « I would leave my partner and I would lodge a complaint ! » But very few women do that,

because when you love a man and you want to share your life with him, you probably can’t imagine leaving him and

suing him.

       To help these victims, we have created an association called the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ( NCADV ).

This association fights against domestic abuse, thanks to the stories and testimonies of victims and survivors that show the

impact of domestic violence in society.

                                                   Join us in our fight against domestic abuse ! Join our association!


                                                                                     Camille and Pauline