Domestic violence is considered one of the most widespread and difficult to deal with issues humanity has to encounter. Intersectionality inquires that not every victim of domestic violence is treated equally due to the existence of different kinds of societal privileges. For example, “The White Savior Complex” can be interpreted as a demonstration of those privileges: a white person shows the people of color “the right way,” assuming that those people are incapable of helping themselves. This approach strips the people of their individual experiences and denies the circumstances in which they were born.
The domestic violence rate is higher in cultures where women and children are treated as secondary to men, property rather than independent persons. Within those societies, the victims may experience additional trauma and aggression not only from their abusers but also from other victims or even institutional organizations because of their low status. The inability to report the violence or fear that no one would believe them force the victim to keep silent and suffer further without a chance to gain independence. Intersectionality insists that a more culturally appropriate and strategic approach is needed to provide the victims with both the help and the safety they need.