More than 830,000 men fall victim to domestic violence every year.A man is the victim of domestic abuse every 37.8 seconds in America.Women and girls make up 98 percent of the victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation globally, per a 2005 report, though a 2008 report revealed that boys make up half of those who are sexually exploited commercially in the United States.
I approach this writing with some trepidation because it will run counter in some areas to the current debate regarding domestic violence.
When wading in these highly volatile and controversial waters, one finds that disclaimers – like life jackets – must be affixed to the body of the argument.
Women are three times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by their male counterpart than vice versa.
Though those numbers suggest a more dire need, they do not connote that women are completely innocent when it comes to domestic violence.
That, however, fails to be a compelling reason not to discuss the role of women in domestic violence.
For example, an honest discussion about Israel’s occupation of Palestine need not devolve into anti-Semitism.
Further, while injury was more likely when violence was perpetrated by men, in relationships that featured reciprocal violence men were injured more often (25 percent of the time) than women (20 percent of the time).
Great Britain’s Office of National Statistics also showed that while 1.2 million women experienced domestic violence, 800,000 men did as well — in the U.
These numbers are not inconsequential and the frequency is far from insignificant.
Jan Brown, executive director and founder of the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men, stated that “domestic violence is not about size, gender, or strength.
K., men comprise 40 percent of those who suffer from domestic violence.