Can men experience domestic violence?
Last Updated: 02/10/2020 at 7:01am
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Men can certainly experience domestic violence. Unfortunately it is not talked about as often, however it does happen a lot. There are a lot of stereotypes of the "abusive boyfriend" or the "abusive father" but males can also experience domestic violence. We do need to eliminate the stigma around it, that men should just suck it up or that it's not really domestic violence and they should just deal with it. But it is just as serious as females experiencing domestic violence and it is not okay.
Of course, domestic violence unfortunately is a widespread occurrence that can happen to just about anyone. Although we are presented with the conventional situation in the media of "husband hits wife" or "father hits children" and these presentations are completely valid, we have to acknowledge that these dynamics can shift dramatically, and that domestic violence is not at all exclusive to married women and their children. Sometimes even children grow up to inflict violence upon their parents, or wives abuse their husbands, or grandparents to children- these are all examples of domestic violence, although sometimes overlooked. So yes, men can experience domestic violence. Anyone can.
Ofcourse, it's actually been found that men experience it the same amount or even more than women. Domestic violence can be inflicted upon anyone.
yes it happens, it's not only females that can experience domestic violence ... to give you a statistic the guardian revealed that "More than 40% of domestic violence victims are male"
Men can most certainly experience domestical violence. It is a stereotype that it is typically women who face domestic violence. The fact is that anybody, regardless of gender or any other factor, can be a victim of domestic violence.
Yes they can! Domestic violence is not restricted to just men doing it to women. Women do it to men as well as LGBTQ+ men and women do.
Domestic violence can absolutely happen to men, and it is a lot more common than you may think. Most people probably wouldn't even recognise domestic violence towards a man, because of the way that society has been trained by the media to alienate and demonise men. An attack on a man, unless particularly violent and obvious, is usually disguised as 'self defence' and usually by particularly aggressive and/or narcissistic women. These men who then try and defend themselves can often be accused of harassment, rape, attempted murder and stalking for 'revenge' and 'financial and personal gain.' This is the most common kind of domestic violence towards men, and it is therefore important that women are aware of the importance of their roles in society, do defend these men and stand up to their own sex where abuse of their gender is taking place. However DV towards men is not limited to being started by just women, and can be something that starts between two men.
The notion that men do not experience violence is false. Violence is not restricted to gender and neither is it restricted to a particular age. Anyone can face violence and the perpetrator can be anyone as well. So men are also prone to being subject to violence like women. Also violence can be of various forms both physical and mental. In the domestic scene it is women who experience more violence than men, but men do get subjected to mental harassment and sometimes physical violence as well. Mental violence can be subtle and have a deep impact on the person experiencing it.
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