October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I invite you to take a look at some of the information on this page that highlights some statistics of the abuse against women AND MEN.
I have been a victim of domestic violence, and my closest friends know I will promote awareness until my last breath, but I really want you to think about the information you read.
The reality is that men are just as abused as women, and are also, unfortunately, overlooked. Men, on average, don’t report domestic violence due to the stigma that is attached to it. The men that DO report domestic violence are typically belittled or disgraced. I know the same thing happens to women, but the reality is this: Women get the advocacy, where men don’t.
There are a ton of women’s shelters, and domestic violence safe houses for women. Men cannot typically get help in these locations unless they have children, and even then, they are treated with distrust.
The world will not be free of domestic violence without first taking the steps to ensure that ALL victims of domestic violence are given a voice.
Sorry for the rant, thank you for your time, consider donating to a cause that promotes assistance for men, or men and women equally please. Everyone deserves a chance to get away from their abuser.