Women provoke violence; therefore, they deserve what they get.


No woman deserves to be abused, regardless of the kind of person she is. Provocation is an excuse the offender uses to avoid responsibility for his own behaviour. Many people support his view too by also examining the victim’s behaviour or personality for clues as to the cause of the assault. Excuse-making perpetrates the use of violence as an acceptable method of the problem-solving and leads the offender to believe he is justified in using force to get his own way.