Who wouldn’t want to feel safe at home? The unfortunate truth is “for a woman, home is, statistically speaking, the most dangerous place to be” (Ehrenreich 30). The husband she may have believed would protect her is now a threat to her life. Domestic violence has become the family next door. The celebrity you have come to idolize is now seen in the media as a potential killer to his wife. Help sometimes is too late. I agree with Barbara Ehrenreich’s sentiments regarding domestic violence and woman where society should develop policies on counseling as preventive measures against domestic violence. This would help not only the family but society as a whole to be more aware.
Children fall into the abuse category in many ways. They themselves are physically, emotionally and/or verbally abused and retreat inside a shell. As adults they find themselves in therapy searching to heal from the abuse they have encountered from their families. Confused about how to love and how to be loved, they themselves fall into the vicious circle of violence. The daughter of an abused woman may think it is okay for her husband to treat her badly. The son may believe it is okay to treat his wife with the same abuse his father did towards his mother.
Is society putting too much on one’s plate? Woman are expected to play the role of motherhood as well as keeping the house clean and preparing the meals. Men are expected to be head of the household, physically strong while also being emotionally stable. The role models of both genders have been too severe. It is not accepted for men to cry or express fear, nor are
women expected to be aggressive or angry. The severity of these roles has lead to much confusion.
The shifting of gender roles in past years has been huge. It has happened so quickly that men and women are still trying to sort out what the new roles mean to them. Although women are no longer expected to be stay at home moms, in...