The following is a direct transcription from the one of the presenters: Well, you will encounter gender issues, obviously, throughout the whole of society.But around domestic violence, because, well as you know, because over 90 per cent, something like 98 or 97 per cent of perpetrators are male in our society, NSW Health decided to focus their Domestic Violence Policy on women, because we only have so much time and resources.If they are unable to do so and are abused, then it is not uncommon for people to blame the man becoming a victim instead of seeking out just for him. Society says that they are supposed to be the head of their household.
2003), and for perpetrating relationship violence in adolescence (Foshee, Bauman, and Linder 1999; Moretti et al.
And yet, male victims often remain in abusive relationships and do not get the help they need. the comfortable and familiar, that which is not likely to be reconstructed in a small apartment. 506)Like female victims, many male victims come from abusive, dysfunctional family backgrounds and seek to meet their stunted emotional needs with their partners, who may have had similar experiences.
Some of the reasons for staying are similar to those given by female victims, while others are particular to men. These couples ‘‘form a partnership of mutual dependency, shoring up each other’s weaknesses and isolating each other from a world they believe is cruel and stress-laden’’ (Shupe, Stacey, and Hazlewood 1987, pp. Most physically abused men (e.g., 95 percent of callers to the Domestic Abusive Helpline for Men; Hines, Brown, and Dunning in press) also report being controlled, verbally abused, and isolated from friends and family (Graham-Kevan in press).
in press) and adulthood (Kaura and Allen 2004; Langhinrichsen- Rohling, Neidig, and Thorn 1995; Straus 1992).
Clearly, the problem of abused males is a serious one.