LETTERS: Violence not gender myopic

It’s long overdue that we recognize the fact that men too suffer from domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a huge issue, but lets deal with the whole issue of domestic violence, and not just part of it.

I worked with three men (who were brave enough to admit to it) that left their wives because their wives were violent.  They had nowhere to turn for support and I saw firsthand the terrible impact that the violence had on them. Search “More than 200 studies have found that women initiate at least as much violence against their male partners as vice versa” to see the true nature and scope of domestic violence. Also search “domestic violence against men” for countless studies and articles that prove this fact.

Domestic violence is not gender specific and there are virtually no services or support for men who suffer from domestic violence.

It’s long overdue that we recognize the fact that men too suffer from domestic violence and start to deal with the whole issue, without a gender myopic view of the problem.

Peter Martin

Penticton

 

 

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