It rarely makes headlines, but men are abused by their female partners as well. We all know domestic violence is a touchy topic, but when it’s the man being knocked down, verbally assaulted and spiritually broken, it often falls on deaf ears and blind eyes.
Men, more often than not, are assumed to be the stronger in a heterosexual relationship. In a traditional sense, they are hunters and gatherers. The providers. The protectors. And this traditional definition of a man is why I believe many men suffer silently, too embarrassed and ashamed to say something or walk away. Or they could just be ignorant to the signs of abuse from a woman.
Women are three times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by their male counterpart than vice versa. Though those numbers suggest a more dire need, they do not connote that women are completely innocent when it comes to domestic violence.
More than 830,000 men fall victim to domestic violence every year. A man is the victim of domestic abuse every 37.8 seconds in America. [mintpressnews.com]
Testosterone and testes do not make he better than she; nor do hormones or a particular time of the month give she the right to put her hands on me! -Phetote Mshairi