Post Tagged with: "Domestic Violence"

Room by Emma Donoghue and the trauma culture

June 29, 2016 2:54 pm0 comments
Room by Emma Donoghue and the trauma culture

Trauma, as Ann Cvetkovich states in her essay An Archive of feelings is the ‘subject of a discourse that has a history’. In fact, in the nineteenth century trauma referred to a physical wound and become later on in the century associated to mental and physic distress. Thanks to the […]

Read more ›

New law to target domestic violence but will it help?

January 15, 2014 3:36 pm0 comments
New law to target domestic violence but will it help?

Domestic abuse: is enough being done for victims at Christmas?

Read more ›

The Other Side of the Fist

October 6, 2013 9:42 pm0 comments
The Other Side of the Fist

A hurtful comment… a threatening gesture… a shove… a slap in the face… a punch in the stomach… a trip down the stairs… a knife in the throat. Who is the perpetrator? A stranger…an associate… the local thug… your husband… No it’s your wife! Domestic abuse against men is a prominent issue […]

Read more ›

When Did You Last Beat Your Wife?

March 19, 2013 1:38 pm0 comments
When Did You Last Beat Your Wife?

As I grew up, I learned how much domestic violence there was around me. The earliest incidence I recall was from our next door neighbours. There were constant arguments. She drank. He worked shifts in the local Rolls Royce factory. Whenever we heard raised voices, mum or dad would lower the volume […]

Read more ›