Friday, November 4, 2016
Violence Against Men
I came across an article in the Huffington Post titled "It’s Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence." When you hear about domestic violence we always think that it is a woman who is the victim. The majority of the time this is true; however men get abused as well. I think the reason why we always hear when a woman is being abused is because the women do not keep it a secret. You will find that the reason we hear less about a man being abused is because men feel like they are too macho to admit that a female abused them. They are afraid of what their friends are going to say because "real men" are strong and powerful. The article addresses the fact that anyone can become a victim of domestic violence and that it doesn't only happen to women. I found it interesting that one of the reason why men fail to report the abuse is because they fear that the police will not believe that a women committed the abuse.