Forms of dating violence
There are also many secondary benefits of violence to the batterer.A batterer may choose to be violent because he finds it fun to terrorize his partner, because there is a release of tension in the act of assault, because it demonstrates manhood, or because violence is erotic for him.
As it progresses, the isolation expands, limiting or excluding their contact with anyone but the batterer.This may include but is not limited to: Isolation is a form of abuse often closely connected to controlling behaviors.It is not an isolated behavior, but the outcome of many kinds of abusive behaviors.Only the elimination of sexism, the end of cultural supports for violence, and the adoption of a system of beliefs and values embracing equality and mutuality in intimate relationships will end men’s violence against women. A feminist analysis of woman battering rejects theories that attribute the causes of violence to family dysfunction, inadequate communications skills, women’s provocation, stress, chemical dependency, lack of spiritual relationship to a deity, economic hardship, class practices, racial/ethnic tolerance, or other factors.
These issues may be associated with battering of women, but they do not cause it.Violence is a learned behavior and batterers choose to use violence. The victim may accept responsibility for causing the batterer to lose their temper,î but the truth is, the abuser must be held accountable for his behavior. Stalking during a relationship or after it has ended is high-risk behavior.