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illegalcheese
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02:43:20 PM May 21st 2011
Why does the description only mention romantic relationships? Domestic abuse is often filial or fraternal and no less impactful in those cases.
Takwin
08:13:10 AM May 31st 2011
Good point. I think that some people, for whatever reason, have a hard time applying the term "domestic abuse" to platonic relationships, but your assertion is absolutely right.
helterskelter
07:43:08 PM Jul 26th 2011
Because we have different tropes for other kinds of abuse: Abusive Parents, for one.
Takwin
07:29:14 PM Jul 30th 2011
edited by Takwin
But what about abusive friendships? (Believe it or not, they do happen. Especially among women.) I don't think Vitriolic Best Buds covers that, like Dullahan asked above.
illegalcheese
10:50:41 AM Apr 20th 2014
edited by 50.142.151.209
I don't think we have different tropes for familial abuse outside of Abusive Parents.

...said the TC 3 years later.
Dullahan
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09:32:33 AM May 12th 2011
edited by Dullahan
Question: does the Domestic Abuse trope apply in a scenario where everything pretty much fits the clinical description of the disorder but is never named in canon? Namely, a Vitriolic Best Buds pair who meet all the criteria for abuse except the romance, and even this is debatable. Even though they're 'only friends', one still routinely beats and degrades the other, to the point that if one of them were female the cops would've been called a long time ago. Does this still count, despite the lack of the romantic element?
wmdkitty
02:01:26 AM Dec 9th 2011
I'd say it's certainly an abusive relationship — domestic violence isn't limited to intimate partners or a parent-child relationship.
MidasMint
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05:22:32 PM Nov 17th 2010
Relegating Domestic Abuse to History

Most men still hit their wives. Combine India, China, and the muslim world and you've a majority of the world's population. It's foolish to think in terms of European and American history as the world's history.
MercuryInRetrograde
06:56:49 AM Nov 18th 2010
What is your point?
SomeGuy
08:06:55 AM Nov 18th 2010
Midas Mint appears to be objecting to the tone of the opening sentence.

Really, this isn't much of a description overall. The first sentence says little of note and the second paragraph consists entirely of examples. I believe a rewrite is in order. ...OK, Wiki Magic further as you see fit.
MercuryInRetrograde
12:42:05 PM Nov 19th 2010
Considering that some feminists also minimize female-on-male abuse, I don't think you can point to 'the prevailing culture of machismo' as the only source of that particular double-standard. Unless they're also part of that culture.
Severen
02:38:58 PM Jul 19th 2011
"Most men still hit their wives."

Proof?

Just because China, India and the Middle East have large populations and are more tolerating of wife abuse does not mean that the majority of husbands in those countries are actually abusing their wives.
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