Essay about Domestic Abuse And Sexual Abuse

1077 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 null Page
One in three. One in three victims of domestic abuse and violence is male (Robinson & Segal). When asked what they know about domestic violence, most people will describe something along the lines of a man hitting a woman. That is not always the case. Although the general public does not hear about it nearly as often, men experience the same types or abuse almost as often as their female counterparts, but are much less likely to seek help or support (“One in Three Campaign”). This may be because they feel as though they have done something wrong to deserve the abuse they receive or that they are need to maintain a strong exterior. What makes their situation worse is that there are very few resources out there for them. Despite the considerable deficit in awareness, male victims of domestic abuse deserve the same awareness and support as their female counterparts. The first important step in raising awareness for the male victims of domestic abuse is to understand exactly what domestic abuse is. According to the United States Department of Justice, domestic abuse is a “pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner”. This may include any or all of the following: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and psychological abuse. Physical abuse can consist of hitting, shoving, biting, slapping, and even denying a partner medical treatment or the forced consumption of drugs or…

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