It often makes a picture of victim as someone who is weak and do not hold power, most men are brought up not to perceive themselves as the victims. Men are generally not aware of the fact that they may also be the victims of the domestic violence.
Males often think themselves as a tough, masculine and strong. Due to the fact of being toughness, it could account for why some battered men do not report the abuses against them.
A research conducted by the United States Department of Justice brings up that almost 39 per cent of domestic assault victims are men and are being abused by their female partners.
It is to be thought that female victims of domestic violence can suffer from more severe physical injuries, and battered men are more likely to be the victims of less violent forms of abuse. The battered men are similarly assaulted by their abusive female partner when compared to the battered women. Nearly 40-50 percent of men will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives, which is comparative to the numbers for battered women.
It is difficult for some people to understand that their female partners can batter the men. Several people choose to believe that men are only hit or punched by their female partners as a means of self-defense. The numerous studies and reports on battered men have surprised many individuals, groups and organizations. As education becomes available and society begins to embrace battered men, it is likely that more men will come forward to tell of their abuse.
There seems to be various reasons why a man may not come forward to report the domestic violence. Researchers suggested that many battered men might not tell of their partner’s abuse as the only way of protecting their female partner. Other men may choose to stay and keep silent as a means of protecting the children in the home. Many men feel that if they leave their abusive partner, their children would then become the target of the wife’s abuse.
The report show that men are more likely to have a knife used on them or to be threatened with a knife, hit with an object, kicked, bitten or have something thrown at them. Women are more likely to beaten up, threatened with a gun, choked, victims of drowning attempts, have their hair pulled or be pushed, grabbed or shoved.
Help for Battered Men
If you are a victim of domestic violence help is available.