Abused Men. The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence by Philip W. Cook

By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist offers a annoying new examine an underreported kind of household violence―the abuse of men.

• the most recent learn figures and updated surveys at the occurrence of intimate associate violence opposed to men

• own interviews and instances drawn from media assurance of politicians and different public figures

• a specific bibliography

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I am not aware of any comprehensive survey of medical personnel about comparative diagnosis procedures and views regarding male victims. The observational research, however, should be plain to everyone. In the doctor’s office there are frequently brochures and small resource cards prominently available to someone with a domestic violence issue. The problem, of course, is that there are no brochures and most likely no local resources for abused men. Domestic violence awareness founder Erin Pizzey is among many who believe that medical personnel do not know what signs to look for and often do not think to ask their male patients about the source of injuries as being possibly inflicted by their mate.

Even when a woman slaps a man, and it doesn’t do any physical damage, it is doing damage to his psyche. From my interviews with the women that do this, it’s not making her feel very good either. It’s an indication that they are out of control. Women do not like to feel out of control. We do not want to be viewed as “hysterical” women. 57 Violence in the home, whether committed by women or men, is a serious social problem. The studies show that violence is damaging in a number of ways, not just in terms of physical injury.

Read my analysis of the government statistics from the [United States] and Canada to see why this is so. (See Counseling Female Offenders and Victims, 2001). Women are not murdering men like they were due to the fact that they were killing out of fear. ”49 First, the reason women murder their husbands is not always due to fear. ) In fact, a comprehensive examination by Coramae Mann and detailed below found that the majority of female spouse killers do not murder out of fear or self-defense. Some murder out of greed, others because they’ve taken a new lover and find murder a way to get rid of the old one, and for a variety of other reasons.

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