Years ago Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) was referred to as spousal abuse or “wife beating.”

Years ago Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) was referred to as spousal abuse or “wife beating.” It was changed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as a way of acknowledging that there are many forms of abuse, and they occur in relationships between partners; all genders and sexual orientations, married or not.

In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to learn about the common characteristics of intimate partner violence in male-female relationships across cultures using information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. I have uploaded a copy of this WHO document entitled “Intimate Partner Violence.pdf” in the Session 12 module just below this assignment, just in case the URL doesn’t work.

  1. Why isn’t intimate partner violence always physical? (4-points)
  2. Why should you not assume that if a woman really wanted to leave an abusive relationship, she would? (4-points)
  3. What are 4 individual factors that increase the likelihood of a man committing IPV against a female partner? (4-points)
  4. Which of the 2 examples of norms and beliefs that support violence against women resonates most for you? Why? (4-points)
  5. What were your thoughts about IPV before this assignment? In what way did your opinion change? What factors most significantly influenced your opinion? (4-points)

[Please note that your responses to #1-#4 should be based on the content in the article. I am only asking for your opinion in #5.]

 

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