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What happened to Family Domestic violence can most thoroughly be described by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence Their definition states domestic violence is any form of physical sexual or emotional abuse which takes place within the context of a close relationship national domestic hotline In most cases the relationship will be between partners living with each other and the abuser is usually male and the abused female But contrary to popular belief domestic violence does occur in forms of men being battered children elderly and even in gay and lesbian relationships As in any social or scientific problem in order for one to find a solution the most logical place to explore would be the root of that dilemma That introduces the big question when and where is domestic violence introduced and exposed to us Domestic violence beyond a doubt was seen as entertainment in early literature In the book Othello one of Shakespeares great plays --which every American who goes through high school is almost certain to read-- the main character is so overwhelmed by his jealousy and suspicion of his wifes infidelity that not only did he verbally abuse her but he ultimately ends up killing her by suffocating her In this example the medium is literature Though maybe intended for pure entertainment it still makes domestic violence seem as an acceptable alternative and was something of an amplifier advertising such violent acts Children should truly be the main focus when trying to decipher this Domestic violence genome code Its almost a question of which came first the chicken or the egg Did the child learn this behavior on its own or did it retain this behavior from observing the actions of its parents Developing minds particularly in children from the ages of 4 to 5 years and through puberty form lasting mental models that embody understanding of what the world is about how it works and what is normal and
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