Domestic Abuse Against Women

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There have been countless cases of domestic abuse in the U.S., but what most people treat as a joke, or pay no attention to at all, is when the victim turns out to be male. When looking up domestic abuse statistics or anything of the like, the results usually come up as ‘this percent of women are abused every year’ or ‘this number out of these many women are victims of domestic abuse’. Yet, there are few sources that point to men being victims of domestic abuse rather than as the abusers. Despite the little realization that abuse on males is happening, there are statistics on the matter, such as, “40% of domestic abuse victims being male, and for every five victims of domestic abuse, two will be male.” While this may defiantly be a lesser …show more content…
As the artist Saint Hoax created a campaign called “Happy Never After” to spread awareness of domestic violence against women by using the images of Disney princesses, Hoax created another project, called “Prince Charmless”, which instead depicted Disney princes bruised and bloody with the caption, “when did she stop treating you like a hero?” Hoax understand that domestic abuse towards women is not the only problem, and this projects supports and encourages men to speak up against the abuse done to them. As his previous campaign supported women and young girls to speak up, the male version can help young boys know it is okay for them to speak out as well. Women and men are humans alike and should be respected as such. An emotional appeal to this argument would be how men are affected by the abuse given to them, from the abuser, and even from society. Any sort of abuse inflicted one someone should not be taken lightly, yet when a man cried for help after he shares about what happened, he often gets more apathy than sympathy. “Research has shown that abused men suffer from difficulty sleeping, nightmares, depression and lowering of self-esteem.” They also experience panic attacks, anxiety and live in fear; even when they are no longer in contact with their abuser. Just as any woman would feel after being hurt physically or emotionally, men feel …show more content…
Men cannot be abused by women because physically, they are stronger, and should be able to easily overcome whoever is attacking then whether they are a spouse or girlfriend. If the so-called victim was really being abused, he could have easily told the abuser to 'stop ' or just said 'no '. The victim could fight back, it would not be considered wrong if used in self-defense. While it is true that men are the ones that usually the ones causing abuse to females as they are of the higher percent who are victims to domestic abuse, and males have someone have a privilege of being stronger and more dominant. However, this does not exclude men as being victims of domestic abuse, no matter how many more women there are than men. Many men in relationships want to stay with their partner - even despite them being abusive - so they feel that they may deserve any abuse given to them, or think that being hurt is normal in a relationship. There is also a possibility of women being physically stronger than men. The victim could have told their abuser to stop or have told them no, but that does not mean that the abuser is going to listen and comply, it is highly unlikely that domestic abuse would be just an accident. Fighting back can backfire on the victim. Whether the victim has bruises or any injuries on their body, there is the

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