In addition, not all states allow minors to get a restraining order on their own without an adult's help.
Check our Restraining Orders pages for your state on this site to find out more.
Additionally, Strauss notes that even relatively minor acts of physical aggression by women are a serious concern: 'Minor' assaults perpetrated by women are also a major problem, even when they do not result in injury, because they put women in danger of much more severe retaliation by men.
[...] 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 teenager or 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 [Inter-personal 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.
According to the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, approximately 10 percent of adolescents nationwide reported being the victim of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner during the previous year. The rate of psychological victimization is even higher: Between two and three in 10 reported being verbally or psychologically abused in the previous year, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. As for perpetration rates, there are currently no nationwide estimates for who does the abusing, and state estimates vary significantly.Some of the women stated as teens they did not take their experience serious enough or understand that they were being abused or that it could happen to them again as an adult.Dating violence (or relationship abuse) is a pattern of controlling behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend. Dating violence (or relationship abuse) is a pattern of controlling behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend. id=10434&state_code=PG&open_id=10489&lang=en A restraining order (also known as a protective order, order of protection, or many other names) is a court order requiring that your boyfriend or girlfriend, past or present, stop "abusing" you.Such an approach has a much higher chance of increasing women's safety." Character assassination • Whisper campaign • Smear campaign • Defamation • Racial abuse • Dehumanization • Discriminatory abuse • Hate crimes • Relational aggression • Disability abuse • Elder abuse • Gay bashing • Prejudice • Persecution • Structural abuse • Ragging • Hazing The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject.Please improve this article or discuss the issue on the talk page.