domestic violence

Canada
January 13, 2007 11:30pm CST
Hi. I'm 48 years old now. I remember when I was growing up, that you would hear in whispered tones that someone, a relative or friend was having troubles. That they parted or fought. But always low key, always hushed. Now, fast forward to today, and you hear about domestic troubles and violence. Well it seems nightly on the news. I was wondering if domestic violence was more prevalent today, because of the media coverage. Or was it always there, and we are just more open as a society. Hmmm.
1 response
@clownfish (3276)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Hi! I think domestic violence was a "behind closed doors" kind of issue until the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. That case did a lot to bring the terrors and dangers of domestic violence to the forefront of society, bringing with it also ways to educate victims and more funding for law enforcement to arrest offenders and for agencies to provide safe shelters. :-)