A Character Trait I Find Detestable In Men: Hitting Women

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Men Who Hit Women Aren't MenHave you ever had a friend who hit a woman? I used to, and he once hit his girlfriend in front of me. What kind of man hits a woman? What actions should a woman take that's in an abusive relationship? As a friend of either a man who regularly hits women or as friend of a girl who often gets beaten what should you do? Friends of such people need to realize the poor character traits of these men, help women in such situations in any way possible, and deal with the women beaters appropriately.Men who hit women usually have many poor character traits that lead them to commit these atrocious acts of violence. Obviously these men have very little self-control. This can ...view middle of the document...

Many women who find themselves in abusive relationships tend to end up believing that it's their own fault. They often mistakenly think they can improve the situation, but what they don't realize is that it will only get worse. This is exactly what happened in the relationship mentioned above. The first time he hit her it wasn't very hard, and many of his friends, including myself, thought they were playing around. For several months nothing happened, but eventually he attacked her again; and the second time around the beating was much worse. Over the last few years the situation has worsened to the point that she had no choice but to leave him. When abuse like this occurs the best thing the girl can do is notify friends of the situation, and move into one of their households for a while. This provides the girl much needed safety and security. By staying at a friend's house a girl is putting up a defensive barrier to deter the man, or should I say boy, from confronting her on uncomfortable grounds; and if there is a confrontation hopefully she will not be alone. When terminating an abusive relationship it's very important...

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