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Nov032013

Australia. Quando la vittima porta i pantaloni (When the victim wears the pants)

Many thanks to Daniela Bandelli for posting this piece about One in Three on the unimondo.org website. Unfortunately the text is in Italian, but we have posted the link to the Google Translation here. Here is an excerpt in English...

One out of three victims of domestic violence in Australia is a man. In most cases it is a man abused by his partner, a woman. Which is explained by the fact that most of the couples are heterosexual.
These partners, boyfriends, husbands receive punches, scratches, bites or kicks from their "sweet" half. For others dishes are flying, hurt by stiletto heels or metal pipes, threatened with knives or pierced with hurtful words. Even in bed women are capable of doing harm: non-consensual sex, humiliation and pregnancies by deception. There is plenty of blackmail, such as: "if you do not let me see the kids" or "I swear I'll kill you." And there are false allegations of abuse to gain custody of their children after separation and preventing their ex-husband from being a father.

Read the full article here.

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