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Lesson Plans

Life-centered issues

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Chad Disbennett (disbennett.5)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 11:56:50 -0500

I'm in Dr.Krug's class at OSU and were are exploring life-centered
issues. Below is portion of my paper.

<fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param><bigger><bigger>In this
country over four million women are abused each year. Domestic
violence is an act of abuse that includes the physical or mental abuse
of a spouse, family member or intimate which stems from a desire by the
perpetrator for control over the victim or survivor. Either party can
be a family member, wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend or life
partner. However, ninety-five percent of the reported cases involve
the abuse of a woman. This issue is much more common than the average
person would realize. The American Medical Association estimates one
in four women will be battered by a partner at some point in their
lifetime. Because this issue is now a "social taboo" it has been
overlooked and understated for as long as it has been an unacceptable
facet of our culture. And, because the dynamics at play in cases of
domestic violence are not openly discussed many individuals are
ignorant of the reasons in which why someone would choose to stay in an
abusive relationship. It is not so simple for someone in an abusive
relationship to "just leave."</bigger></bigger></fontfamily>