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 Critical Theory and the Feminist Perspective.

Response Guidelines In your responses, describe what additional components you would add or what elements you would change to help your peers' proposed applications be consistent with the particular theory or approach identified. Please use APA format and in-text citations with at least two (2) references and 200 words or more. Critique Critical theory seeks to evaluate different element within our culture and society by applying knowledge while using a philosophical approach. The feminist perspective refers to movements that are designed to establishing, identifying and fighting for the equal political, economic, social rights and opportunities for women within our country. Feminism can also be define as theoretical paradigm based on the principle that women lived knowledge and viewpoints should be given greater importance in understanding social life Eshleman & Bulcroft (2010). Feminist have fought for years to ensure that women are able to survive without depending on a man. Some of the focused topics included were women’s issues, equal pay, rights and equality within the workforce. The feminist theory seeks to understand gender difference and gender inequality while focusing on social and political power relations as well as eliminating discrimination, stereotyping and objectification. Historically, the movement was led predominantly by middle- class white women from Western Europe and North America, but since then the efforts have grown and evolved. Sprenkle & Piercy (2005), notes that feminists detailed the vulnerabilities due to the changing perception of mainstream therapeutic practice and how changes were needed to be more gender specific and sensitive during therapy. Both critical theory and feminist perspective can be applied towards domestic violence (DV) which is a significant problem within our society and causes serious consequences for victims, families, and communities. Women who have experienced DV are more likely to engage in other behaviors, such as drug abuse, alcoholism, and suicide attempts that can harm their health. DV refers to any form of behavior that causes physical harm, emotional suffering, or the threat of danger to any family member, spouse, or child by another family member. Wife and female partner abuse and violence is very prevalent and the number of women beaten each year in the United States have exceeded over 1.5 million with 8 percent of the women being physically abused while pregnant (Eshleman & Bulcroft, 2010). Early accounts in history regarding domestic violence have been recorded, beliefs that helped form the subordination of women which also helped the course of action of domestic violence (Moser, 2007). Numerous health related cases, acute injuries, psychological, interpersonal, occupational, and parental functioning have been documented in an attempt to comprehend the topic of domestic violence. (Lee, Sanders, Vetta & Mechanic, 2002). Each perspective is unique in its exploration to the issue of
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domestic violence and provides a high level of information that can be used to effectively examine any case, solution and/or develop techniques. References Eshleman, J. R., & Bulcroft, R.A. (2010). The family (12th Ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Lee, R. K., Sanders, Thompson, V. L., & Mechanic, M.B. (2002). Intimate partner violence and women of color. A call for innovations. American Journal of Public Health, 92(4), 530- 4. Retrieved from Moser, P. (2007). The history of domestic violence: from earlier days, to the more recent ways to deal with family abuse. Retrieved from domestic-violence-a29542#ixzz131HWQQtT Sprenkle, D.H. & Piercy, F.P. (2005). Research Method in Family Therapy. New York, London: The Guilford Press
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