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Love Does Not Hurt: Domestic Violence in the United States

Ashleigh Coker
Module 5 December 21, 2014

COM510-Q2196 Knowledge and New Media 15TW2

Domestic Violence is sadly a common issue in today’s society for both men and women. An article written by Alonna Vagianas found in the Huffington Post “30 shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It’s an Epidemic” tells us that 85 percent of domestic abuse victims are women, while the other 15 percent are men. This shows us how women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner abuse. The title of the article I chose to research is Domestic Abuse 'ordinary in US and can be found on CNN’s website. The article was written by Jane K. Stover. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
In this article, Jane Stover highlights domestic violence and the lack of consequences for those who commit the crimes. She explicitly references the domestic dispute that took place between Ray Rice and then fiancé’ Janay Rice in February of 2014. She mentions is this article that what Janay Rice suffered is not extraordinary but rather ordinary here in the US. This story is delivered in two methods, both audio and a written article. In the audio portion of the story, anchor Jane Stover interviews another anchor, Christi Paul, who is a domestic abuse survivor. She shares her story and her logic behind the big question of why do women stay? I chose this article because it hit very close to home. Although thankfully I have never been a victim of domestic violence personally, I have witnessed it firsthand. What we have here are the chilling facts about how domestic abuse is viewed here in the US and it close to nothing consequences.
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