They are The Choosers, the gatekeepers to the Promised Land, cruel temptresses who taunt men by being attractive and yet unavailable.Because sex is so much more easily attainable for women – or so the conventional wisdom goes – they have luxury of being able to define the standards which men must meet, wantonly cutting off men who are not rich, tall douchebags with square jaws and fast cars.To start with, there are plenty of women out there who aren’t rolling into a bar and rolling out with a bedmate.
It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.In the social world, power is a concept with two very different meanings--'power to' and 'power over.' .Think of the wheel as a diagram of the tactics your abusive partner uses to keep you in the relationship.While the inside of the wheel is comprised of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence.This is one of the most pernicious myths about dating out there.
The idea is that because it is supposedly easier for women to find a sexual partner than it is for a man, they are the dominant force, the buyer in a buyer’s market.Men feel helpless; they feel that they are forced to leap through hoops in order to win women’s approval and hope that she will pick him against all odds. In fact, not only is the idea that women somehow control all the power in sex and dating not true, but it’s a case of people asking the wrong question.It’s a cluster of self-limiting beliefs that holds people back from meeting new and exciting potential partners, whether it’s for sex or for relationships.Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence.It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating.It is naive to think that a civil society can run without any power over.