Domestic Violence
“Brother, I don’t want to hear about how my real enemy is the system. I am no genius, but I do know that the system you hit me with is a fist,” says late Pat Parker in her poem entitled Brother, and according to the Ms. Magazine blog is an iconic African American feminist whose work often touched on the complex personal and political connections of African American women, while asking black men and white women to “examine their own privileges.”
Feminism.com says that male violence against women is often explained and justified from the male’s own psychological problems, sexual frustration, life pressures or “some innate urge towards aggression.” According to the Feminism.com, men have been taught to relate to world in terms of “dominance and control” and that violence is an acceptable way to maintain control, resolve conflicts and express anger.
The Huffington Post reports that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated number of nearly one-third of women in the United States will experience a form of domestic violence. “At least one-third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners,” according The Huffington Post.
Vice President Joe Biden says in a Huffington Post article published in March 2015, “According to the CDC and other research, the chronic stress from domestic violence is toxic to the body.” Biden says that the research is “compelling” and that it is also associated with long-term health problems like asthma, diabetes, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug abuse.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline says, “Abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner.” The hotline states that these behaviors can come in the forms of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse.
Dana Muro, a Community Director at the Towers Residential Suites who also identifies with being called specifically an “intersectional feminist,” says...