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Mar262010

Can men be victims of domestic violence? (USA)

Many organizations are studying the incidence of domestic violence among heterosexual and homosexual couples and finding that men can absolutely be victims of abuse, with male and female partners as perpetrators. The fact is, male-victim domestic violence is easy to miss, particularly among hetero couples – common stereotypes make it incredibly difficult for a man to admit that his partner has abused him in any way.

Women can hit just as much as men can. In fact, according to one source , the overwhelming mass of evidence indicates that half of all domestic violence cases involve an exchange of blows and the remaining 50% is evenly split between men and women who are brutalized by their partners.

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