By contrast, boys are more likely to report experiencing less severe acts, such as being pinched, slapped, scratched or kicked.
Girls are more likely to report committing less serious forms of IPV, including as a means of self-defense, whereas boys are more likely to report committing more severe acts of IPV, including threats, physical violence and controlling a partner.
Last note: To be clear, Israel is a legal state, but only within the borders allotted to it by the United Nations – the Pre-1967 borders, which existed before Israel started eating away, through terror, ethnic cleansing, colonization, and annexation, at the areas reserved by the United Nations for Palestinians, as well as areas of other countries, such as Syria (the Golan Heights).
Per international law, US domestic law, and common sense, Israel doesn’t deserve any support until it abandons isolationism and accepts that it can’t steal other people’s countries, and stops blockading and withdraws its soldiers and settlers, all there illegally, from those countries.
Because there are real dangers that come with being in an abusive relationship, and teens often have little experience with healthy dating relationships, adults can be instrumental sources of education, guidance and support.
“It can be confusing, especially to teens, what constitutes an unhealthy relationship,” said Dr. “Teens may believe that physical violence, like hitting or kicking, is the singular characteristic of abuse, but it is much more complex.” Like domestic violence — which is any physical, emotional or sexual abuse that happens in a personal relationship — teens from all walks of life are susceptible to dating and relationship violence.
Israel is, militarily, the most powerful country in the Middle East, by far.
Removing our support for the Israeli government (which we are legally required to do) will not put Israelis in danger.
There are free and confidential resources available from which many teens could benefit.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence, and to connect parents and teachers with information that would allow them to be allies and advocates.