Domestic violence is a topic I have not seen discussed on the forum, but surely it has or does effect some of us. Because it is such a sensitive topic, I am not asking for personal explanations, just your anonymous votes.
*** TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENT BEHAVIORS ARE DESCRIBED BELOW WHICH MAY BE DISTURBING OR UPSETTING ***
For the purposes of this poll, the following actions fall under the umbrella of domestic violence in the moderate to severe range.
PHYSICAL: shake/grab with bruising hit/punch, closed fist kick restrain person against wall/floor/bed/furniture brandish weapons press weapons against body part choke/strangulate abuse while pregnant any injury requiring first aid or medical attention
EMOTIONAL: threatens violence or revenge obsessive threatens child abuse treats partner like servant intentional belittling or threatening in front of kids fantasizes killing others threatens to kill partner abuse is unexpected/unpredictable often threatens suicide stalking makes partner do illegal things
SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENTAL: inconsistent employment isolates partner from friends, family, repeated moves controls or limits access to money prevents partner from getting or keeping a job threatens to hurt others destroys partner's property punches wall or windows throws objects at or near partner deprives partner of sleep, food, or medication hurts/kills pets past history of assaulting peers past history of abusing child
SEXUAL: demands sex or sexualized touch demands partner strip demands partner view pornographic material withholds sex/affection threatens partner to watch or have sex with others forces sex attempts sex while partner is sleeping masturbates on or near partner forces sex in uncomfortable/distasteful positions or places forces sex after beating uses objects or weapons to hurt during sex
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