A battered woman has only come in the forefront since few decades as a result of domestic violence. This could be the result of the women’s movement in the late 60’s, or the influx of the education through television and computers or the willingness to step forward into a domestic violence situation.
Battered women do not report the domestic violence because of the psychological and sociological problems within society. Psychological can be defined as the person who is not worth enough and capable of being on his or her own. After being influx with emotional and psychological abuse, a battered women might being to think that she is not capable of making good judgments and that she cannot survive without their male partner or due other social problem.
Battered women are conditioned to believe that their male partner are more powerful than any one else in the society the fear of their male partner may keep them from reporting the crimes against them. A battered woman may fear the anger of her male partner may turn toward her children. Battered women may also fear leaving their abusive partners for fear of not being able to adequately provide for their children.
There are several myths attached to the subject of battered women in the society. The individuals believe that battered women are small in stature, poverty stricken, uneducated, mentally impaired or deeply religious, which cannot do anything for herself and her children. However, this doesn’t stand to be true. Battered women come from all walks of life and from all economic backgrounds. Domestic violence occurs in all the races, religious, ethnic and educational levels. Many studies indicate that about 50 per cent of all women will be victims of some form of domestic violence at some time in their entire lives.
Battered women can be psychologically and emotionally abused economically and financially abused, as well as sexually abused by their male partners.
Help for Battered Women
If you are a victim of domestic violence help is available.