She makes excuses, and he promises to try harder, but every year I watch this woman lose more and more of herself. How can you prove to the authorities he’s abusive when you don’t have any tangible evidence? Why women put up with this behavior, I’m not quite sure.
I know that some women think being alone is worse than death itself, but it’s still hard to comprehend why they can’t find the strength to pull themselves out of the situation.
Abuse is objectionable was the dominant frame of 40% of articles, victim-blaming in 36%.
Advocacy is needed to improve future tabloid media framing of dating abuse incidents.
As many as 1 in 10 high school students in the US reports being “hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend” in the past year. single copy sales magazines published February–April, 2009 and identified 48 relevant articles which were all printed in seven “tabloid” magazines.
Some women may not know what a healthy relationship looks like, and sometimes expect this behavior from men.
His wife Berta died in 2008, but the alleged beatings, rape and torture of his daughters, aged 53, and 45, went on until May this year when the elder of the two decided to fight back despite being warned that they would be killed if they resisted.