Ethos, Pathos, and Logos of Domestic Abuse
By: Alayna Pody
Based on data from the NCADV, women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner. Women tend to stay with their abusers out of fear (though there are many other reasons too). On average, 3 women die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner every day.
Rape is a form of domestic abuse. Our society (in America) says that drugs are worse than rape. A man incarcerated for possession of drugs get 5+ years in jail, while a rapist (i.e. Brock Turner) only gets 3 months in jail. This is unacceptable! Women fear telling others about their abusers because often times, their abusers don't get the punishment that they deserve. Our society has protected the abuser more than the victim.
Imagine being beaten and abused by someone who said they loved you. By someone who is supposed to protect you. Imagine how that feels. Imagine fearing them and fearing for your life so much that you don't tell anyone about your abuse. Or try to leave the relationship. How would you feel? Shouldn't our society do more to protect victims?
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