Photo Journalism And Domestic Violence Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Astronomy Type: Essay Paper: #19790575 Related Topics: Teen Dating Violence, Journalism, Domestic Violence, Violence
Excerpt from Essay :

¶ … Life

What we can learn about domestic violence from Maggie's situation is that it can occur at any moment, even when one least suspects it. However, by placing ourselves in situations where things are unstable between members of a home, it creates a situation that is more infused with tension and makes those members vulnerable to an outburst. In Maggie's situation, for example, she is a single mother and still a teenager at age 19. She is practically a child who has been forced into the world of adulthood and motherhood while still a teen. She is seeing a much older man, who is an ex-convict and aged 31. Maggie's husband is estranged and her mother is a victim of drug abuse. She seeks solace in helping someone who, like her mother, has also suffered from drugs. Still, the relationship is not as easy as all that: first of all, they barely know one another and yet already he has her name tattooed on his neck -- after 3 and a half months of dating. This is a sign of seriously rash and impulsive behavior...


There is a potential can of worms here -- and the scene of domestic violence that erupts one night when Maggie gets jealous and her partner takes it upon himself to demonstrate his "manhood." What we can learn from this is that the relationship from the beginning seems to have been very hot and tumultuous in a passionate sense -- what with the tattoos and the affirmation of love and tenderness. But as Shakespeare tells us, love that strikes like lightning can turn as quickly to hatred -- and that is what happens here.

Thus what we can learn about domestic violence from this story is that it is best to avoid those kind of relationships where everything happens fast and suddenly. It is better to progress slowly instead of with haste -- because in that case there is the potential of haste turning into hate all of a sudden -- and that might have been avoided with Maggie, whose partner was arrested and sent to prison on account of the attack. Plus the age gap -- his being 11 years older while she is still a teen -- tells us that there is significant difference in experience here.


Sources Used in Documents:


Lightbox Portfolio. (2013). Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence.

Time. Retrieved from

Cite this Document:

"Photo Journalism And Domestic Violence" (2015, October 18) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from

"Photo Journalism And Domestic Violence" 18 October 2015. Web.28 January. 2022. <>

"Photo Journalism And Domestic Violence", 18 October 2015, Accessed.28 January. 2022,

Related Documents
Media Obsession With Violence &
Words: 2292 Length: 7 Pages Topic: Communication - Journalism Paper #: 55109089

17). He is disgusted that news executives that direct what should be covered are less interested in "what's happening in Afghanistan" but more interested in "Michael Jackson and Laci Peterson" (Fenton, p. 20). What are the excuses TV executives, editors and producers give for focusing on scandal, sexual trysts, and embarrassing situations for celebrities? Fenton claims that those "gatekeepers of the news" will tell anyone listening that "the average [viewer]

Promising Phenomenon That Lends Itself
Words: 26560 Length: 96 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 20339371

66). Furthermore, social software will only increase in importance in helping organizations maintain and manage their domains of knowledge and information. When networks are enabled and flourish, their value to all users and to the organization increases as well. That increase in value is typically nonlinear, where some additions yield more than proportionate values to the organization (McCluskey and Korobow, 2009). Some of the key characteristics of social software applications

Integrated Corporate Communication and Corporate
Words: 16981 Length: 52 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 1510916

Corporate communications involves not just the message, but the idea that communications are managed, and are connected to corporate objectives (Cornelissen, 2004). Therefore, when communication possibilities were limited, corporate options were limited, and one did not see communications management perspectives that advocated the type of intimate connection between communications and corporate strategy that one sees in a modern context (Cornelissen, 2004). What this makes clear is that CC is

Phoenix Program Lessons to Iraq
Words: 19225 Length: 75 Pages Topic: Military Paper #: 51380939

(MACV Dir 381-41) This document is one of the first confidential memorandums associated with the Phoenix Program, which details in 1967 the mostly U.S. involvement in counterinsurgency intelligence and activities and discusses the future training and development of South Vietnam forces to serve the same function, that had been supported by the U.S. In civilian (mostly CIA) and military roles. The document stresses that the U.S. role is to