The First Strike

1986, 15:00 minutes, English


The First Strike deals with the subject of teenage battering. A recent study taken in a high school indicated that 5 out of 25 teenage women had been battered by their boyfriends.
Contrary to popular myths, these women do not like to be battered. Why does a woman stay in an abusive relationship, and more importantly, why does the abuse occur?
This video deals with these questions by addressing the profile of the batterer and of the victim. Also some of the myths and realities of battering will be explored.

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