According to an article published in The Guardian abusers “are often personable and likeable, and that is how they have been able to abuse.”
There are also no proper resources to protect women against abuse.
Davina James-Hanman spoke to The Guardian about some of her findings from investigating cases of women killed by their partners in the UK.
James-Hanman informs that abuse persists, with mostly men as the perpetrators, because of the mainstream culture.
According to James-Hanman men abuse women because;
- Men fear losing the control and power that they are afforded with traditional gender roles
- “Substance abuse and financial stresses” are contributing factors
- Advertising messages reinforce that women are only valued for how they look
- “Harassment is often minimised, normalised or even rationalised as ‘romance’”
For more information on what James-Hanman discovered from her investigations into domestic violence cases that turned fatal click here.