Domestic Violence And The Holiday Season
” ‘Tis the season to be jolly” or so the song goes. The holiday season is supposed to be filled with peace, goodwill and love of one’s fellow man. Unfortunately, for many, all it means is an increased risk of assault at the hands of a domestic partner. Domestic violence peaks around the holiday season because of added contributing factors such as stress from family concerns, increased alcohol consumption and financial considerations from excessive spending on gifts.
Alcohol has always been a major factor in domestic abuse assaults, but when you throw in stress from family get-togethers and the financial pressure of gift buying it can be a little overwhelming for anyone. And this is not just the case in the United States but anywhere in the world where the holiday season is celebrated. Tempers have been known to have short fuses in these circumstances, with assault or sexual assault frequently the result.
Christmas Day is, sad to say, a very high risk day for domestic partners because of these influences.
Women who live with partners who have a history of domestic violence and domestic abuse assaults, should pay heed to these contributing factors and be very much aware that any one of them or any combination of them can trigger an assault.
Women who are at risk, and you know who you are, should be prepared to defend themselves in a potentially life-threatening situation. There was a story recently that the number one cause of death to women in New York State was murder by a domestic partner.
Every person has a right to self-defense. No matter what your situation is if you do not learn some basic self-defense techniques and arm yourself with a self-defense tool such as pepper spray, you are making a serious mistake and putting your life more at risk.
Self-defense tools such as pepper spray can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes with a single shot of powerful oleoresin capsicum, the main ingredient in all pepper sprays. Pepper spray creates intense pain, profuse tearing of the eyes, a certain amount of instability and disorientation and makes breathing very difficult.
How effective is pepper spray? Consider this: every law enforcement officer in the country carries pepper spray on his utility belt as the primary nonlethal weapon in his arsenal to do his job. Pepper spray on average has been shown to be close to 90% effective and is legal in all states with only a few restrictions.
So if you are at risk from domestic violence or domestic abuse assaults, get a self-defense tool such as pepper spray for your own personal security.
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