Research reveals that the feminist therapy is normally based on the handling a number of issues and problems that women face in our society. This therapy is said to have brought many oppressed women in the society to seek for counseling regarding their socio-economic and gender discrimination factors that they face on a daily basis and the reason for this is that In many societies we find that men always consider themselves to be given a higher priority in their families where they practice inequality depending on the gender of an individual, we also find that more women and children are forced by men in their families to take the role of the men who are supposed to be the bread winners of the families with the responsibility catering for the families but instead they are said to be proudly taking control over family resources gathered by their women and girl children which they do not participate in their production.
For all these reasons therefore we find that women rights are being dishonored. (Enns, 2004)
In the early years, men were regarded as the bread winners for their respective families and therefore women were only left with marginal roles to play that centered on household chores like cooking, bringing up the children and cleaning activities, this however has evolved over time and men have now taken the role of women while the women take the roles of men in the society. This means that more women are now having greater responsibilities in the family than men. The women in our society are nowadays subjected to domestic violence; such violence’s are believed to be caused by; the psychological factors such as personality and the characteristics of the offender and this may also carry a form of social supposition that normally consider the factors that are created externally in the offender’s surroundings.
This may include the family structure, stress or even social classifications. (Enns, 2004) According to research, domestic violence in the results from poverty, gender inequality and even socio-economic factors, in this case we find that, women are subjected to the following types of violence that is found to be violating their rights; the physical violence under gender inequality is defined as an intentional use of an individuals physical force with an objective of causing injury, harm or death these injuries are usually caused by either using a weapon, hitting or even kicking another person, while sexual violence is known as the physical force used to involve an individual into sexual acts against the persons’ will.
Psychological violence or commonly known as the emotional violence that include the humiliation of an individual, controlling what an individual can do, it may also be practiced by withholding the victims information this act is usually applied to make the victim embarrassed, isolated and denied the right to enjoy his personal rights, in gender inequality we find that most men who regard. The other type of abuse is the economic violence where we find that an abuser takes a complete control over the victims’ economic materials and resources In some communities we find that violence comes up as a result of an individual seeking power or control over other members of the society, here we find that the abuser creates a negative impact on the victims, whereby they end up attributed to low self- esteem. (Worell and Remer, 2003)