A very interesting article in the Daily Mail out of the UK touches on an issue we hear about via emails to CAFE regularly:

Why are so many MEN becoming victims of domestic violence? It’s one of Britain’s last remaining taboos, but abuse against men in the home is on the rise

  • More married men suffer abuse from their spouse than married women
  • These days, women move more in men’s worlds
  • They earn and compete with as much aggression as their male colleagues
  • Women are also fast catching up with men in the alchohol stakes

Also consist is a recent comprehensive survey from the Centers for Disease Control and US Department of Justice published in the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research

US National Survey: more men than women victims of intimate partner violence

Findings: In the last year, males are more often the victim of intimate partner physical violence, psychological aggression and control over sexual/reproductive health. 5.4 million men report being victims of IPV, compared to 4.8 million women.