Dating violence against men
60)) If one adds in rape (606,000 victims) the total is 5,427,000 women-but there is an issue of double-counting of an incident as both rape and intimate partner physical violence.
2 Of the lifetime rape victims, 82.8% were also victims of physical violence.
California State University Professor Martin Fiebert summarizes almost 200 of these studies online.6.
Journal of Family Violence: A recent study in the Journal of Family Violence found many male callers to a national hotline experienced high rates of severe violence from female partners who used violence to control them.7.
“The nature of criminality has been changing for females, and this change is reflected in intimate relationships as well.”4.
Men may have a difficult time recognizing and identifying abuse in a relationship.
They may also feel shame and for that reason keep the abuse to themselves.
We cannot break this intergenerational cycle by ignoring half of it.
That's why a global coalition of experts has formed to support a research-based, inclusive approach, and their website has solid data showing women initiate the violence as often as men.2.