In our society today the thought of a male becoming a victim of Domestic Violence is happening more frequently than many people are aware of. When speaking of a typical victim of domestic violence the first assumption is that one is referring to a female but fact of the matter is men are also victims inside their own homes. As a society we have trained ourselves into believing that all men are strong and very domineering. Men are defined as tough, macho, brave, strong, and powerful.
Even as young children boys are brought up to believe that crying is not manly and it is frowned upon. Male victims can be abused by their female partners or by their male partner involved in a same-sex relationship. Some women abusers have the same mentality as male abusers and believe that they can control their mate. Many people I have spoken with regarding this topic believe the idea of a man being battered by a woman is a sign of weakness in the man and will not have any issues with the woman that abused him.
There are many men all across the world that are experiencing some form of domestic violence right now!! The important thing to know is that they are victims too and deserve to be taking seriously. Male victims experience the same feelings of guilt, hurt, shame, loss of confidence, and feel totally alone when dealing with abuse. They need the same support and help that is available to women and men victims should not be ignored.