Discuss Domestic Violence > Why is this problem so difficult to solve?

While having lunch with a friend today, I discussed the Someday Music Video and it's attempt to inspire discussion about the issue of domestic violence. My friend, in response, asked a simple question, "Why is this problem so complicated to solve?"

It seems reasonable that educated individuals would not hurt those they love. Hence, one would think it the case that only those of poor moral standing or lacking in education would be trespassers of such a horrid offense.

Yet, one out of every three women will experience domestic violence in their life time in the U.S. It is an offense that doesn't appear to discriminate by education, income, or race.

While many solutions exist to help women once they have become victims of abuse, what types of measures should be taken to prevent those we love from entering such relationships? What types of values, norms, customs, or morals are we teaching and instilling in those that perpetrate such a crime? How can we attack this problem at a higher level?

August 21, 2009 | Registered CommenterWebmaster

Awareness, awareness, awareness! Education and Resources!
Making everyone aware that domestic violence is real and should not be tolerated under ANY circumstances is key. Educating individuals so they can identify and bear witness to a situation of domestic violence- vs. walk away from it mistakenly thinking "some things should remain "private" -" is critical. Domestic violence cannot remain a secret...

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAriel J. Smythe