Dating violence statistics on college campuses
“We like to ask, instead of ‘why doesn’t the victim leave,’ ‘why doesn’t the offender stop beating or abusing her?’ It is a natural instinct to think why don’t they just leave, and it is hard to understand, but it isn’t just as easy as that.” Officials interviewed agreed that education and awareness are key to recognizing and helping stop domestic violence.’ Well it just wasn’t in your viewfinder that particular day.It is there all the time, if you are looking for it.” Examples, she said, take place in Disney movies like Snow White.“You would have no problem calling in a drunk driver, but you would think twice if someone grabs another,” Chavez said. ” “[The other hard thing is] if we are paying attention and we see that a friend of ours is in an unhealthy relationship, what do we do? “We all have this capacity to put on our superhero cape and swoop in and save the day, making the assumption that your friend wants to be saved.Sometimes they don’t or they aren’t ready to accept that part of their relationship yet.” Victims need to make the decision themselves to leave the relationship and often it will take about seven times and going through a cycle of abuse before the victim leaves for good, Malsam said.
“It is more than just a decision [to leave],” Williams said.“It is difficult to get out of because you don’t know how far the offender will go to punish you for leaving or reporting.Many stay out of fear, and they hope that it will change because it doesn’t often start this way.According to Chavez, using electronics — like texting and email — creates a problem, because offenders think that it is okay since it is not face to face and people don’t think that it is as threatening via text message.Like electronic abuse, stalking can be an issue with domestic violence, because even from a distance, the actions are used to control and create fear without violence, Johnston said.