Male Victims of Abuse

 

Men are victims of domestic violence.

Although male victims are often underreported and underrepresented, they are still victims of domestic violence alongside with women.

Sadly males who experience abuse, especially when the abuser is female, feel too ashamed to report being “abused by a woman” therefore many believe that males aren’t victims of domestic violence.

If you’re a man in an abusive relationship, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Abuse of men happens far more often than we might expect—in both heterosexual and same sex relationships. It happens to men from all cultures and all walks of life regardless of age or occupation.

Domestic violence has no gender, race, socioeconomic status, 
sexual orientation, it can happen to anyone

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If you are a male some signs to look out for when it comes to identifying toxic abuser behavior are:

  • Verbally abuse you, belittle you, or humiliate you in front of friends, colleagues, or family, or on social media.
  • Be possessive, act jealous, or harass you with accusations of being unfaithful.
  • Take away your car keys or medications, try to control where you go and who you see.
  • Try to control how you spend money or deliberately default on joint financial obligations.
  • Make false allegations about you to your friends, employer, or the police, or find other ways to manipulate and isolate you.
  • Threaten to leave you and prevent you from seeing your kids if you report the abuse.

Male victims can be of any sexual orientation (gay, straight, bi-sexual, pan, etc.).

Whether your abuser is female or male you deserve to be treated with respect!

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For male victims of abuse there are resources to help!

Check out: https://www.womenslaw.org/find-help/federal/male-victims

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