Krista DeCoste wrote:
. However, I think any general discussion on violence in society needs to include the component of gender. The violence perpetrated in relationships, including physical and sexual violence, doesn't seem to fit into the categories outlined in your article...
From my reading of it, it is admittedly a gender-neutral description. Some forms of violence are more subtle than others, and may not have a direct "physical harm" component. I think if we included a definition of psychological harm directly, instead of indirectly ("society"), it would more accurately portray the roots of relational violence.