scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,456
Why is it that more teenage girls have become involved in physically and emotionally abusive relationships Perhaps it is the lack of education girls are given about dating violence In the last five years the increase in dating violence has gone up rapidly One out of three girls will have experienced some sort of abusive relationship by the time she is 18 That means approximately more than eight million teen girls will have gone through physical verbal or sexual abuse with their boyfriends Murray 7 Also one out of five college girls will experience some form of dating abuse Dating p4 These statistics are horrifying and unless some action is taken in educating girls on how to prevent dating violence the numbers could rise even more So why is teen dating violence so common There are several factors that contribute to teen dating violence they will be listed in the paragraphs that follow Teenagers succumb easily to peer pressure If girls believe that the abusive relationship their friends have is normal the girl in the relationship doesnt know that what shes experiencing is actually abuse and is not normal Murray 13 Although society believes that women and men are more equal now than ever teenage girls sometimes hold fast to the notion that guys are dominant and girls are submissive Girls are also expected to have boyfriends in high school to be accepted because girls believe they should be the ones solving the problems in the relationship Murray 13 Because teens dont have much dating experience they often dont know what is acceptable behavior in a relationship and what is not Girls end up confusing jealousy and possessiveness as being acceptable in the relationship To make matters worse teens dont always feel comfortable going to adults with their problems Teenagers think they know it all and they want to be able to solve problems themselves Sometimes they feel that adults wont believe them or understand
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA