Not-So-Sweet Home: The Persistence of Domestic Violence

Zurijeta via Shutterstock

The home is in many ways the basic unity of society, a bastion of shelter and family bonds. It is the means by which the social order is reproduced and the context in which children are brought into the world. Yet for millions of women, children, and men, all over the world, home is not a safe place.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, each year an estimated 1.3 million women and more than 200,000 men in the U.S. are victims of

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Nautilus

Nautilus3 min read
Why Stem Cells Are Unfair to Their Children
Darcie Moore is an expert on cargo. Not the kind you’d find on a freight train, though—it’s the cargo you’d find in stem cells, the kind that can transform into the different types of cells your body needs in your brain, skin, hair follicles, and lot
Nautilus4 min read
How Sex Perps Use Deny, Attack, and Reverse
Last year, at a campaign rally, candidate Donald Trump denied that he had sexually assaulted multiple women, announcing the women’s accusations to be “all false stuff.” He was instead the innocent target of “one of the great political smear campaigns
Nautilus6 min read
The Creator of Vsauce Wants Us to Stop Underestimating People’s Intelligence
What does the science educator of today look like? With the rise of streaming technologies, would-be educators no longer need a network deal to reach an audience. Case in point: Michael Stevens. Stevens created Vsauce, a YouTube channel originally fo