• Men Can Be Domestic Violence Victims Too | Tina Royles

    Domestic Violence is not just confined to women and children but men can be victims too. Unfortunately there still appears to be lots of debate in society as a whole and also within a number of organisations around the subject of male victims of domestic violence.

    There has been the opinion amongst some members of society and from professionals, that male victims are often perpetrators attempting to even things out with a female victim, or there is the opinion that in the case of female perpetrators when the victim is male, that the female perpetrator is only acting out of self defence.

    I read an interesting news item recently which was quoting statistics around domestic violence as reported by the Office Of National Statistics.

    Read the article

    My own personal opinion is a victim of domestic violence should be treated as a victim of domestic violence regardless of what gender they are. Yes, there are going to be differences of experiences, but there will be some similarities involved regarding the nature of domestic violence, but that is the same for all of us regardless of gender or any other perceived difference or experience.

    What does continually upset me, is the fact that these male victims are someone’s son, brother, and father. Do we really want a male relative or friend to be suffering in this way, and yet advocate that domestic violence against them is not as important as it is when the victim is female – seriously?

    If you are a victim of domestic violence, a genuine victim of domestic violence, would you seriously want someone else to be suffering, when you know how bad it can be yourself?

    Equally for professionals working in the field, if you have seen the horrendous damage that domestic violence perpetrators can inflict on victims whether physically, emotionally, psychologically, or sexually, are you seriously going to ignore the same plight of the male victim or do you a magic wand that will lessen it’s impact? I think not.

    Later this year,I will be releasing my  first book ‘When the Apple of Your Eye is Rotten at the Core’ from which this extract was taken. Keep an eye on my blog for its release date.

    In the meantime please contact me if you have any concerns regarding domestic violence or require any materials on 01244 760 113 or arrange a call back

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    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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