Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Men Also Victims Of Domestic Abuse

                              According to a 2010 national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Justice, in the 12 months preceding (the survey) more men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence and over 40% of severe physical violence was directed at men. Moreover, it is likely that men under-reported physical abuse due to embarrassment or shame. Men were also more often the victim of psychological aggression and control over sexual or reproductive health. Well, there’s a shock. Knock me over with a feather. (Please don’t be angry with me, dear. The couch? Not again? Please!).
                Anyway, despite this, very few services are available to male victims of intimate partner violence. Don’t male lives matter? According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) released in December of 2011, an estimated 5,365,000 men and 4,741,000 women were victims of intimate partner physical violence in the 12 months prior to the survey.
                Interestingly, various surveys and studies over the years, by different entities, have shown a consistent drop in the rate of intimate partner violence against females but a steady, if not growing, rate of violence against males. While there are literally thousands of support programs, web sites and public-interest media items for female victims of domestic violence, there are no programs and only a few web sites for male victims.
                 Of the men who did contact the few domestic violence agencies, hotlines, or the police, nearly 67% reported that they were not helpful. Many reported being turned away, and were often doubted, ridiculed, and given false information. This is just part of the vast gender transformation occurring now, and this new sexism is the end result of feminism, secularism, paganism and progressivism. It is easy to see where this is headed. Domestic violence websites will one day list the type of DV incurred. Check one:
*Male on female
*Male on cis-gendered (female)
*cis-gendered (male) on female
*Bi-gendered on non-gendered
*gender queer on gender questioning
*binary on *trans-cis-questioning
*non-conforming on non-conforming

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