Why does Domestic violence Service's exists for men?
I don’t get it
- YetiLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
Uh, because they're abused as well.
The statistics get thrown off because men don't report it. The physical abuse statistics get skewed, and people start saying it's only men that abuse. Then the other ways women can abuse (emotional, physical, financial, social, alienating kids, etc.) are harder to track and don't show up in statistics as well.
Even if men report it, they're less likely to want to testify against the mother of their kids in criminal cases, and so on.
And the services that do exist out there tend to be skewed to women, or talk of abuse solely as that occurring to women. So men aren't comfortable accessing the resources out there. Most men wouldn't feel comfortable going to a domestic violence shelter, for example. And most places would expect men being abused to simply sleep outside or in their car or similar -- which would be outrageous to expect of women.
Anyway, there's usually a huge lack of DV services for men. I don't get to what services you're even referring.
- W.T. DoorLv 79 months ago
In the USA, about 1/3 of domestic violence complaints involve a woman as the alleged offender.
- Jake No ChatLv 79 months ago
Any one can be abused. It is not limited to just one gender.
- ConnorLv 49 months ago
Because it does happen and CAN happen. Although most cases happen against women it had been the other way round.
1/4 women experience Domestic Violence while its 1/10 for men.
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- blankLv 69 months ago
Men are human too. MOST DVS for men would be along the order of anger management, counseling, etc to help them not be abusers... however men are also VICTIMS of domestic violence too and rightly deserve all the same victim's support women receive.
Equality means exactly that: it goes both ways for both sides.
- MarkLv 79 months ago
Because men get verbally and more rarely physically abused, too. Did you think those silly old films and cartoons with woman hitting their husbands on the head with their purses or (worse) a cast-iron frying pan came out of vaudeville? Think again.