argues that while men inflict the greater share of injuries in domestic violence, researchers and society at large must not overlook the substantial minority of injuries inflicted by women.Additionally, Strauss notes that even relatively minor acts of physical aggression by women are a serious concern: 'Minor' assaults perpetrated by women are also a major problem, even when they do not result in injury, because they put women in danger of much more severe retaliation by men.
Abusive behavior when dating
This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking.
It can include psychological abuse, emotional blackmail, sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological manipulation.
Very common problems in teens include: Also, pressuring or forcing someone into a sexual situation against her or his will is a serious form of abuse.
These days, some teens may see abusive behaviors as normal.
Jennifer Gómez never forgot about her high school boyfriend after graduation.
He haunted her in nightmares even after she moved away and changed her name. "He hadn’t realized, for all these years, everything he’d done to me.
About 9% of teens are the victim of physical violence from a dating partner each year, according to the CDC.
But much of the abuse that goes on between teens may not be physical, says Elizabeth Miller, MD, Ph D, a doctor at the University of Pittsburgh who focuses on teen dating violence.
She says she would wake up with the memory of the abuse he inflicted on her fresh on her mind. He was living with the memory of the ideal us, how much he loved me.