Dating and relationship violence
It can include physical abuse, such as slapping, kicking, strangling or punching.Some abusive partners may use emotional abuse to hurt their partners.
Anytime a dating partner forces you into sexual activities without your consent, that is sexual assault, and it is never okay.
A healthy relationship requires communication, honesty, trust, and respect from each partner.
Equality and balance go hand-in-hand in a healthy relationship, where each dating partner recognizes and supports the other’s choices, individuality and beliefs.
This can include name-calling or using slurs or hurtful stereotypes (“you drunk Native” or “dirty squaw”) to put you down.
Emotional abuse can include when a dating partner isolates you from family or friends or makes all of the decisions in the relationship.
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[...] It will be argued that in order to end 'wife beating,' it is essential for women also to end what many regard as a 'harmless' pattern of slapping, kicking, or throwing something at a male partner who persists in some outrageous behavior and 'won't listen to reason.' reports that a 13-year longitudinal study found that a woman's aggression towards a man was equally important as the man's tendency towards violence in predicting the likelihood of overall violence: "Since much IPV [Intimate Partner Violence] is mutual and women as well as men initiate IPV, prevention and treatment approaches should attempt to reduce women's violence as well as men's violence.