Aggression, Domestic Violence And The Cycle Of Abuse

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6 pages in length. The extent to which mankind behaves in most inhumane ways is both grand and far-reaching; that domestic violence continues to be one of humanity's most despicable acts of aggression speaks to a motivating force based in the fundamentals of patriarchy and gender oppression. Moreover, the prevalence of domestic violence does not end once the abuse stops or the victim has escaped but rather it perpetuates into a cyclical existence that prevents the abused individual from being fully able to break away from the physical and emotional torment. Many times - particularly in the case of childhood victims - this cycle of abuse stays with them into their adult years to be re-enacted with that person's own family. Bibliography lists 7 sources.