I have covered attitudes towards male victims of female domestic abuse several times before and have highlighted how they are not taken seriously by society or by the authorities. There is always the attitude that men should be able to defend themselves.They are silent sufferers and far from receiving the sympathy and help they need – they are often laughed at. This week on the Jeremy Kyle Show, the host berated an audience for doing just to a man who had suffered prolonged abuse at the hands of a female partner.
It’s shocking in this day and age when people are more aware that men can and do suffer domestic abuse at the hands of female partners, that we still have this attitude that men are able to defend themselves so what’s the problem?
Hats off to Kyle, but I doubt it will make much of a difference.