Abuse

Abuse:

“a·buse”-verb

1. Use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse. “the judge abused his power by imposing the fines”

synonyms: misuse, misapply, misemploy; exploit, take advantage of; eg.”the judge abused his power”

2. Treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly. “riders who abuse their horses should be prosecuted”

synonyms: mistreat, maltreat, ill-treat, treat badly; molest, interfere with, indecently assault, sexually abuse, sexually assault; injure, hurt, harm, damage; eg.”he was accused of abusing children”

Types and contexts of abuse

  • Abuse of authority
  • Abuse of corpse
  • Abuse of discretion
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Abuse of indulgences
  • Abuse of information
  • Abuse of power
  • Abuse of process
  • Abuse of rank
  • Abuse of statistics
  • Abuse of the system
  • Abuse of trust
  • Abusive supervision
  • Academic abuse
  • Ad hominem abuse
  • Adolescent abuse
  • Adult abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Animal abuse
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Bullying
  • Character assassination
  • Child abuse
    • Parental abuse of children
    • Child sexual abuse
  • Child-on-child sexual abuse
  • Church abuse
  • Civil rights abuse
  • Clandestine abuse
  • Clerical abuse
  • Cyber abuse or cyber bullying
  • Dating abuse or dating violence
  • Defamation
  • Detainee abuse
  • Disability abuse
  • Discriminatory abuse
  • Doctor abuse
  • Domestic abuse or domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Economic abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Employee abuse
  • False accusations
  • Financial abuse
  • Flag abuse
  • Gaming the system
  • Gaslighting
  • Gay abuse or gay bashing
  • Group psychological abuse
  • Harassment
  • Hate crimes
  • Hazing
  • Human rights abuse
  • Humiliation
  • Incivility
  • Institutional abuse
  • Insult
  • Intimidation
  • Legal abuse
  • Lesbian abuse
  • Malpractice
  • Market abuse
  • Material abuse
  • Medical abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Military abuse
  • Mind abuse or mind control
  • Misconduct
  • Mobbing
  • Narcissistic abuse
  • Neglect
  • Negligence
  • Nurse abuse or nursing abuse
  • Online abuse
  • Parental abuse by children
  • Passive–aggressive behaviour
  • Patient abuse
  • Peer abuse
  • Persecution
  • Personal abuse or personal attacks
  • Physical abuse
    • Torture
  • Police abuse
  • Political abuse
  • Prejudice
  • Prison abuse or prisoner abuse
  • Professional abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Racial abuse
  • Ragging
  • Rape
  • Relational aggression
  • Religious abuse
  • Resident abuse
  • Rudeness
  • Satanic ritual abuse
  • School bullying
  • Sectarian abuse
  • Self-abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual bullying
  • Sibling abuse
  • Smear campaign
  • Societal abuse
  • Spiritual abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Stalking
  • Structural abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Surveillance abuse
  • Taunting
  • Teacher abuse
  • Teasing
  • Telephone abuse
  • Terrorism
  • Transgender abuse or trans bashing
  • Umpire abuse
  • Verbal abuse or verbal attacks
  • Whispering campaign
  • Workplace abuse or workplace bullying

Characteristics and styles of abuse

Some important characteristics and styles of abuse are:

  • overt abuse
  • covert (or controlling) abuse
  • unpredictability
  • disproportional (exaggerated) reactions
  • dehumanisation and objectification
  • abuse of information
  • impossible situations (setting up to fail)
  • control by proxy
  • ambient abuse (gaslighting)

Telltale signs of abuse

Telltale signs may include:

  • isolation
  • irrational jealousy
  • subtle presence of physical violence
  • discounting, minimising, and trivialising
  • criticising
  • withholding

Abuse ratio in Bangladesh:

        Family violence:

  • Dhaka (Asia News) – About 87 per cent of Bangladeshi married women are abused by their husband, this according to a nation-wide study conducted by the government that involved a sample of 12,600 women. Only 8 per cent of respondents said that they were never abused by their partner.
  • According to human rights organization Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), 5,616 cases of violence against women were recorded in 2012, mostly rapes (904), followed by murders (900), stalking and death as a result of stalking (662); dowry-related murders (558), and suicide (435).

     Child Abuse:

  • As many as 93.3 percent of all working children in the age group of 5-17 years operate in the informal sector. Agriculture engages 4.5 million (56.4 percent children), while the services sector engages 2 million (25.9 percent), and industry 1.4 million (17.7 percent.
  • During July 2007 to June 2010, BRAC, a nongovernment organization in Bangladesh, reported 713 incidents of rape and attempted rape of children (< 18 years) in rural Bangladesh.
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