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Domestic violence strikes men hard

By Graham Mabury, 882 6PR - Nightline, weeknights from 8pm

It’s almost 30 years since I took a call on Nightline I will never forget. A distraught woman was in a public phone box, having fled into the night, battered and fearing for her life.

We linked her with services to ensure her safety and provide some assistance.

I’ve tried ever since to speak against domestic violence by males and to advocate for support services for survivors and rehabilitation resources for perpetrators.

Now a new journey is beginning – supporting male victims.

We’ve had awareness campaigns regarding abuse of women and children, and that’s vital.

We must now embrace another reality.

In the words of former Governor-General Bill Hayden: “Men, too, are victims. Women, too, are perpetrators.”

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Domestic violence study reveals gender stereotypes

Most cases of domestic violence are initiated by men, but studies show females can be physically violent as well.

Ongoing ASU research may create more understanding of female perpetrators of “intimate partner violence” and encourage services for both the perpetrators and male victims.

Kellie Palazzolo, an assistant professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, is the adviser for the research project that began fall 2009.

One goal of the research is to understand how college students perceive female and male perpetrators, she said.

“We can take what we’re learning and turn it into some sort of prevention campaign that treats both male and female equally as having the potential to be aggressive in their relationship,” Palazzolo said.

She said she ultimately wants to prevent violence in intimate relationships.

So far, the research is bringing to light that women can be aggressive.

“It’s often been taken for granted that women can’t really do that much damage, so it’s OK to maybe slap your boyfriend or do something of that nature,” Palazzolo said.

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ABC Radio - Nightlife - 26th May 2010 - Domestic Abuse of Men

Nightlife with Tony Delroy is eclectic and companionable talk radio at its best. From the cult quiz The Challenge to news, current affairs, advice and stimulating chat with guests from around Australia and the world; there's a lot to keep you awake into the smaller hours. Human and family issues, spiritual questions, inspiring stories, talks by best-selling authors, and experts in science, computers, finance and health are all part of the mix.

On May 26th, Tony spent the first hour of his show talking about the issue of domestic abuse of men - a situation that turns the traditional “male as the abuser, female as the victim” scenario on its head. Sadly, domestic abuse of men in Australia is regarded as significant, but hidden. A new report called Male Victims of Domestic Abuse was commissioned by the Men’s Advisory Network in Western Australia and over the last 18 months, researchers from Edith Cowan University have interviewed a range of people impacted by the abuse of men.

Joining Tony in the ABC's Perth studios were the Executive Officer of the Men’s Advisory Network, Gary Bryant, and Dr. Elizabeth Celi, a psychologist with experience of working with male victims.

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6PR News Talk 882 - Nightline - May 2010 - Intimate Partner Abuse of Men

Graham Mabury talks about what matters to you and the decision makers listen. Hear what’s happening around the world first from people who care.

Back in 2008 we chatted to Gary Bryant from the Men's Advisory Network about a research program that was just getting underway - research into intimate partner abuse of men. At the time we were looking for people who would participate in this research. The work has now been done, the findings are in, and the launch of those findings is coming up next week.

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720 ABC Perth - Gillian Oshaughnessy - When women hurt men

If we think of a couple whose relationship has become so destructive, one lives in fear of the other, what gender do you imagone to be the victim? And who do you imagine to be the perpertrator?

While women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence, there are also men who are victims of abuse by their partners.

They often feel ashamed and isolated, and unlikely to be believed or supported.

Family violence of any kind is so tragically destructive for everyone involved, especially for children. So it's important we talk about all of it.

Relationships Australia has programs to help both men and women.

Today we spoke to the author of the report, Intimate Partner Abuse of Men, Professor Alfred Allan, and psychologist and author Dr Elizabeth Celi.

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