Dating domestic violence stories
But in many countries, battered men’s shelters remain without any public funds.
In October 2008, the National Coalition For Men won a landmark appellate case in California that held it is unconstitutional to exclude male victims of domestic violence from the statutory funding provisions or from state-funded services. Most programs claiming to help men just refer them to a far-away program that actually does help men.
Most of these stories are from women in heterosexual relationships, but some are from women in lesbian relationships, and some are from men in heterosexual relationships.
People have told their stories in the hope that they will help others who are being abused.
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gov/ncipc/dvp/ipv_Feminists often claim the studies showing women initiate domestic violence as often as men are based on the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS) which, they say, is not contextual enough and does not account for self-defense.
At the outset, this is a hypocritical argument because these same critics have used CTS-based studies for decades to cite figures on female victims and they only criticize CTS when it applies to .
The women reported similar rates of female-to-male violence compared to male-to-female, and women also reported they were as likely to initiate the violence as were men.” “The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence; Male Victims,” 1999, The Women’s Quarterly, re-printed with the author’s permission at the National Coalition For Men Los Angeles Chapter blog. Two large-scale studies found that a substantial proportion of both women and men report using physical aggression when the partner did not (Brush, 1990; Straus & Gelles, 1988). California State University surveyed 1,000 college women: 30% admitted they assaulted a male partner. D., “Why Women Assault; College Women Who Initiate Assaults on their Male Partners and the Reasons Offered for Such Behavior,” 1997, Psychological Reports, 80, 583-590.The federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) explicitly excludes American Indian men from its provisions on Native American.It is also implemented in a discriminatory manner nationwide and funds educational programs that spread one-sided misinformation about domestic violence. Richard Gelles, “Male Victims: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence.” The very title of VAWA discriminates and stigmatizes male victims by leaving them invisible and downplaying the seriousness of male victimization, making them an afterthought at very best.Even the Do J, which most feminist groups cite, uses CTS.