News And Society Articles
Expert Author: John Smi
I have recently been hearing about how our local newspapers (in the UK) are falling into decline due to a raft of competition from various alternative media sources such as the internet. I live in Birmingham and I am the type of person who loves to play and watch sports. Where I live we have a famous Saturday nights sports paper which arrives in the shops at around 6pm, it is called The Sports Argus and is pink in colour.
Jasmine Fiore probably did not see it coming until it was way too late. Like so many others before her when the former swimsuit model attempted to end the relationship she paid the ultimate price. According to statistics when a woman attempts to leave an abusive relationship the danger to her increases dramatically.
Lynne Gold-Bikin is the founder of Family Law's Commission on Domestic Violence. She tells the New York Daily News, "A victim is often alienated from friends and family by the abuser, and if someone says something to her about the abuse, she may not listen." It could be any number of reasons why they refuse to listen. It can be anything from love to just complete and effective manipulation by the abuser. If the abuse victim does finally realize what is going on trying can prove to be very dangerous.
Expert Author: Rev Michael Bresciani
The EU has confirmed Herman Van Rompuy as the first permanent President of the emerging United States of Europe. He has clearly stated that the first order of business for the EU will be to solidify the economy and answer the social changes the 47 member states are facing.
How do you end the cycle of domestic violence? For many of us the answer is simple. Just leave. However as Erika Tindill - Executive Director of CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence tells Fox News 61 it is not that easy. "The biggest misconception is that victims can just leave. Can simply extract themselves from the situation. Pack up and walk out the door. That is not the case."
The cycle of domestic violence can be very frustrating for those of us who are looking at it from the outside. Yes on many occasions we have been told to put ourselves in someone else's place or walk a mile in their shoes. But that is easier said than done. For many of us out point of view is the only thing we have to go on. It has served us well this far and that's good enough.
Finally after much pleading and cajoling from people in her social circle she has left the relationship. It was not easy to get her to take this step. Quite often she was very adamant in telling people to leave her alone. She wasn't staying for the kids or out of fear. She loved him and that's all there was to it.
How destructive are the effects of domestic violence? An article from Psych Central gives us a perfect example: "one of the most tragic outcomes of domestic violence is that well more than half of the young men between the ages of 11 and 22 who are in jail for homicide have killed their mother's batterer."
Expert Author: Rev Michael Bresciani
Almost everyone in America has been somehow affected by the recent events at the Ft Hood Army Base. The events seemed particularly intense because only days later Americans honored those who served in Veterans Day observances around the nation.
It is almost hard to fully comprehend effects of domestic violence can have on anyone and anything that crosses its path. The destructive force as well as the corrosiveness can impact a family community or even entire counties. That last one is not an exaggeration. Any country that turns a blind eye to it or in essence hands the abuser the right to abuse is a prime example of that corrosiveness.