09/05/2014 11:18 am ET Updated Sep 05, 2014

Domestic Violence Is A Problem We Are Barely Managing. But We Need To End It.

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Despite decades of work, activism and policy around intimate partner violence, too many women are still beaten by the men they love.

The feminist response to high-profile public cases of domestic violence – like those of Chris Brown, who was convicted for brutally beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, or the NFL players Ray Rice, arrested on domestic violence charges in February, and Ray McDonald, who was justarrested on felony domestic violence charges for assaulting his fiancée – is largely one of frustration. It’s aggravating to watch as the media props up abusers as “good guys”, the victim-blaming that almost always follows, and the attendant lack of punishment for those who perpetrate violence

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