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Abuse is Equal Opportunity

By Jesse Fruhwirth
Posted // November 24,2010 - It’s commonly held that nearly all domestic violence is committed by men on their female partners, but a new support group exclusively for men demonstrates that reality is more complicated [see “Abuse Is Abuse: Male victims of domestic violence participate in a pioneering support group,” Nov. 18, City Weekly].

“... [L]ike women who have been abused, the men find it difficult to start or follow through with the steps necessary to protect themselves,” wrote online commenter Kimberly Clements. “The problem is even greater for men [because of] the lack of available resources to help them follow through.”

Those resources are lacking because of a lack of focus, wrote Heather F, of the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women.

“The mere mention of male victims in a gathering of traditional domestic-violence advocates creates great controversy,” she wrote.

Tom M, across multiple posts, ranted against a local domestic-violence group that he says is ignoring male victims and is biased against men when they become accused of violence. In response, Hilary Madsen, the therapist who leads the group profiled in the article, hopes to equalize and reduce gender’s importance.

“I work with many women leaving violent relationships as well as with men,” she wrote. “I believe in true equality when it comes to fighting abuse and injustice.”

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Posted // November 29,2010 at 20:57

I'm still not hearing what it is that is specifically lacking in resources for male victims. It just seems to be more of the usual ranting and posting about how negaitve resources are, specifically those who also help female victims of domestic violence. That doesn't mean (or explain) that men don't have resources, it just seems to be more than trying to find "equality" for men and is some sort of angry rant/vendetta about groups that help women. If this was about equality, we shouldn't be discounting or hating the women who are victims by men (or taxes or people who help them either).


Posted // November 24,2010 at 09:57

The biggest batterer is the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry that batters innocent men. Domestic violence will never end as long as the whole truth about it is misrepresented to comply with feminist ideology. Women's domestic violence against men is grossly under reported, while male victims are still routinely being ignored by the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. Go to Fiebert Bibliography. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70% of domestic violence incidents, where the d.v. is not mutual, it's women who initiate the d. v. Go to Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. Click on the link under the red & blue pie chart. D.v. law follows a gender feminist agenda over facts & does great harm to many innocent men & also many violent women. Go to Youtube, “Los Misandry”@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Time@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Sectio