Newspaper article about dating violence

06 Nov

Belvedere Vodka recently launched an online campaign that showed a grinning young man who seems to be trying to force sexual contact on a frightened young woman. If you think gender doesn’t matter anymore, you haven’t been in a high-school classroom lately. study of Grade 7 students found that 63 per cent strongly agreed with sentiments like: “When dating, the boy should be smarter than the girl.” Young people may joke about violence, but those who experience it are usually silent.

Societies with the strictest gender roles have the highest rates of violence against women, and Canada isn’t as far ahead as we assume.

In an effort to capitalize on the celebrity of Chris Brown, the hip hop artist who was convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna, a Georgia restaurant recently created a new sandwich: “The Caribbean Black and Bleu.” The restaurant slyly tweeted: “Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with R and ends with A.” After a public outcry, the sandwich was pulled from the menu. Last year, men’s clothing retailer Topman was forced to withdraw T-shirts that read: “I’m so sorry, but,” followed by excuses: “You provoked me . They’re most likely to tell their friends, who are least likely to understand the issue and least able to help.

They don't trust authority figures, they are fearful that they will be blamed." It's a fear echoed by Mc Covery's own experience.Many of the contributing factors are preventable, and NIDA needs your help to spread the word and stop the violence. Here are some signs that a partner might have abusive tendencies.He or she may: Although some of these characteristics might sound common, they are extremely unhealthy. This mindset is helping to create an epidemic of teen dating violence, with one in three teens in Canada experiencing some form of abuse in their romantic relationships. Every day, in dozens of subtle and not-so-subtle ways, our sons and daughters are learning it’s okay to treat sexual and physical violence against women as a joke.