In other words, people show domestic violence in different ways, they can physically or mentally try to hurt or harm their partners. Most people who was experiencing domestic violence kept it a secret, because they were ashamed. However, nowadays people are becoming more vocal about the issue and they are defending themselves by speaking
Psychological: Minimize or hold accountable the person for the abuse, intimidation, and or threats obliterating property and or loved ones. Many of the victims don’t even recognize that they are even being abused. In reality, they contemplate this behavior as normal. Domestic violence not only occurs to women or children, men suffer from this as well. It doesn’t even matter what color our skin is, whether we are rich or poor, and amongst other issues.
Domestic violence is a serious problem in society and there are misconceptions that men are seen as the abusers and cannot be the abused. There are stereotypes that women are seen as the gentle gender, so they cannot be violent. Most domestic violence cases involve women being the victims, and it leaves men often overlooked as a victim, so they are not taken as serious as if a woman was the victims. Male victims are more likely not to report their abuse because of societal norms that men are seen as strong and can take care of themselves. All these misconceptions that men cannot be victims are problems men face, from gender stereotypes, to not having domestic violence services catered towards men, and societal norms that men can take care of
However, the difference in female victim reports and male victim reports could be because men would likely be more hesitant to report abuse due to social implications that a man being abused by a woman signifies cowardice or weakness (Rempel). Not everyone believes this implication, though. There are some that even believe that women are more responsible for domestic violence than men. Carey Roberts believes that, “There is an epidemic of women who pummel their husbands and boyfriends.” He mentions Amy Winehouse admitting that she beats her husband when she gets drunk. There is even a website where women sign up and brag about beating up men and enjoying it (Roberts).
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose only which is to gain and maintain total control over the other person. An abuser doesn’t like to play fair because they fear guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Domestic violence also includes threats, hurting you and hurting those around you as well. Domestic violence and abuse doesn’t discriminate. It happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex couples.
As Allan Johnson states this is related to the fact that “male dominance creates power differences between men and women” (248). So because of the fact that men hold positions of power they seem more superior to women creating these stereotypes about each gender. The reason this is importa... ... middle of paper ... ...n though domestic violence is frowned upon men use it to instill fear in a woman. It is a strange concept but largely in part while domestic violence is performed as I stated earlier. Violence is the way men gain control and they use this in many different areas.
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The majority of violence against men is committed by other men. Of men who reported that they had experienced physical violence, 73.7% said that the perpetrator was a male, but that doesn’t mean women don’t abuse males just as much. Women are much more sympathised than men when it comes to domestic violence. People just assume that if a male is getting physically or emotionally abused, they’re a wimp and can’t fight for themselves. Whereas if a women was the victim, people automatically blame the abuser.