***Trigger Warning*** Poll: domestic violence survey

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

As an adult (excluding childhood) have you ever felt like you have been a victim of moderate to severe domestic violence in any of your serious relationships with a spouse or significant other?

For those who answered YES to the question above, did you ever report the abuse?

Is domestic violence a subject you would like to see discussed more on the forum?

This survey was originally posted to a topic here.
Posted by mad hatter ·
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