But we know that being abusive is a choice and there is no excuse for mistreating a partner.In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people.Below is a list of behaviors seen in people who beat their partners; the last four signs listed are battering, but many women do not realize that this is the beginning of physical abuse.If a person exhibits several of the other behaviors, say, three or more, there is strong potential for physical violence.The film also depicts Winnie Mandela's fall from grace when she is embroiled in murder and human rights violations before her husband is released from prison after 27 years in 1990 and goes on to become South Africa's first black president."It was very intimidating for me, actually," said Hudson, who came to understand the pressure of her role when she arrived in South Africa and heard people talk about Winnie Mandela."This is something they clearly treasure and take very seriously," she added."I thought if I am going to do this I have to be all in…this is a story that I would want to be a part of and tell."She spent four months in Africa for the film, which was shot in 2011 by South African director Darrell Roodt."I had to lose weight for the film and also learn the accent," said Hudson. I was like; I am not worried about the losing weight part.In business, power is often expressed as being "upward" or "downward".With downward power, a company's superior influences subordinates.
Usually battering occurs between a man and a woman, but battering also takes place in same-sex relationships.LOS ANGELES - Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's decision to play anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela in her first lead role was no easy matter, especially when she saw what the former South African first lady meant to the nation.In the biopic , which opens in US theatres on Friday, Hudson plays the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela from the time she met him as a young woman, through decades as the public face for her imprisoned husband's fight against white rule.Abusive partners are skilled at coercion and manipulation.Apologies can be a form of manipulation; they make you think an abusive partner believes that what they did was truly wrong.