Feminist theory proponents subscribe to the idea of total equality between men and women in virtually all sectors and societal platforms. It is geared towards bringing to an end the male-controlled domination and majorly seeks to bring to an end women subjugation and abuse in the family setting and the other societal sectors (Klein, 2009). Feminist theory advocates argue that domestic violence is a depiction of an unbalanced power relationship between women and men in the society. Further asserting that domestic violence is a structural and methodical technique of patriarchal dominance of women that is basically made on man superiority and woman inferiority, uncivilized gender-based duties, male political dominance, and socio-economic dominance. Researchers assert that in most cases violence erupts in the family setting because the man wants to assert and maintain his dominance and powers within the family and acts violently when he feels challenged, insinuating that man uses violence as a gadget to maintain social structure within the family and in the society as a whole.
An important factor in any critical examination of domestic violence on women is anchored on gender. Cruelty on women insinuate that once gender plays a critical role in the societal operation system. It means that depending on one gender the society has made up individual functions, conducts, and prospects that are attributed to women and men (Klein, 2009)
. Society teachings on man’s association with dominance also contribute to domestic violence. The interpersonal structural violence created teaching men dominance, virility, strength, superiority, masculinity, and power and weakness, submissiveness, inferiority, and passivity in women contributes a lot in gender-based violence.