Men are also abused.
You are a man in your 40s. Your wife regularly beats and berates you. She once deliberately drove over your foot. You give her everything you can manage to earn (and anything else friends and relatives will let you borrow). But she spends all the money on herself or gambles it away. She has falsely accused you of abuse. You now have a police record as a result. Yet you cannot break free.
Some 830,000 men were victims of domestic violence last year [1A]. Many men do not recognize that they are victims. Many more are ashamed to acknowledge the fact.
We are all familiar with the image of the “macho” male. Society defines men as strong and dominant. But men of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and all occupations may be subject to abuse. Nor is abuse confined to heterosexual relationships.
Mary Todd Lincoln was known to…
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