When considering domestic violence, the cliche is to assume that men always abuse women. However, some reports claim that abuse rates are actually close to equal.
Nevada's governor has signed a law that mandates Nevada employers to give workers leave time if they, anyone in their family or in their home are victims of domestic violence. The law will go into effect at the beginning of 2018.
Up until the past decade or so, domestic violence was thought of by most as a crime one romantic partner committed against the other. It's only in recent years that word "domestic" has come to be understood as covering anyone that has maintains a close, familiar relationship with his or her abuser.
Actress Mischa Barton says that she would be "terrified" if she saw the ex-boyfriend whom she says has been trying to sell video of the 31-year-old engaged in sex to various companies for $500,000. Barton may be best known for to many people for her role in the TV series The O.C. from 2003 to 2006.
In the year 2017, one would not expect domestic violence to be a problem like it was in the past, but that couldn't be further than the truth. Paying specific attention to the treatment of women, researchers have found that a woman gets beaten or assaulted every nine seconds in the United States. In 2016, 24 women died of sexual and domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a very serious issue in its own right, and it likely deserves more attention than it gets. However, some people don't really take it as seriously as they should.
The former director of Nevada's most well known domestic violence shelter, Shade Tree, was found not guilty on charges that he battering his own girlfriend on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Las Vegas Metro Police had arrested and charged the 37-year-old defendant with misdemeanor domestic violence back on March 5 after he allegedly had attacked his live-in girlfriend.
Law enforcement officers, lawmakers and fellow citizens in Nevada are attempting to eradicate domestic violence from existence, making headway one step at a time. Nevertheless, there was a day when the courts and police didn't take domestic violence as seriously as they do today.
Most people think of the abuse of one spouse by another as physical in nature or perhaps verbal or emotional. However, some people are victims of financial abuse. Often (in fact 99 percent of the time) people who are physically abused are also financially abused. Both, after all, are means of controlling a spouse or partner.
Those who are not in abusive relationships often wonder why people who are being victimized by domestic violence don't just leave. Unless they're not being physically restrained, why not just take the next bus out of town?