There are many myths associated with intimate partner violence. Unlearning the myths is a first step to ensuring we give better support to survivors of Intimate partner's violence.
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I found myself one time in the midst of older women, a mix of women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s talking. They were trying to help one of the women solve some of her issues, soon the topic of discussion tilted to another woman who was being battered by her husband. I was in a mix of anger and sadness I hated to hear of women being battered and I could not help. My worries didn’t stop at that, I was worried because of the conclusions made about how she could have avoided being battered. they were not sure why she got physically violated, as this woman was said to be a calm gentle person, so why was she getting beaten? Which is why I decided to talk about this, there are a lot of myths associated with battering and this only helps to fuel the issue of intimate partner violence (Domestic Violence) and we need to unlearn these myths and renew our minds so we can help women in situations of Intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence does not occur only in marriages, it occurs in relationships even among teenagers
Violence on women is done to establish power and domination and to put women in “their” place if you see the face of a man who has recently battered his wife it’s the face of a man in power and power drunk.