Reflecting on the Domestic Abuse Debate: Why it Needs to Change

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The mainstream perspective on domestic violence sees it thusly:

Domestic abuse/violence is perpetrated predominantly by men, against women, to establish power and control over them. The ‘batterer’s’ actions are consciously chosen patterns to gain power over women. He feels entitled to abuse women, and he is the end-point of a culture of brutal masculinity