The King's Gardeners Ministries
Reverend S. L. Gardner
Spokane Valley, Washington U.S.
- The Issue of Abuse -
What is Battering?
Battering is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Battering happens when one person believes they are entitled to control another. Assault, battering and domestic violence are crimes.
Definitions: Abuse of family members can take many forms. Battering may include emotional abuse, economic abuse, sexual abuse, using children, threats, using male privilege, intimidation, isolation, and a variety of other behaviors used to maintain fear, intimidation and power. In all cultures, the perpetrators are most commonly the men of the family. Women are most commonly the victims of violence. Elder and child abuse are also prevalent.
Acts of domestic violence
generally fall into one or more of the following categories:
- The abuser's physical attacks or aggressive behavior can range from bruising
to murder. It often begins with what is excused as trivial contacts which
escalate into more frequent and serious attacks.
Sexual Abuse -
Physical attack by the abuser is often accompanied by, or culminates in, sexual
violence wherein the woman is forced to have sexual intercourse with her abuser
or take part in unwanted sexual activity.
Battering -The abuser's psychological or mental
violence can include constant verbal abuse, harassment, excessive possessiveness,
isolating the woman from friends and family, deprivation of physical and economic
resources, and destruction of personal property.
Battering escalates. It often begins with behaviors like threats, name calling, violence in her presence (such as punching a fist through a wall), and/or damage to objects or pets. It may escalate to restraining, pushing, slapping, and/or pinching. The battering may include punching, kicking, biting, sexual assault, tripping, throwing. Finally, it may become life-threatening with serious behaviors such as choking, breaking bones, or the use of weapons.
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