Abused Men. The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence by Philip W. Cook

By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist offers a aggravating new examine an underreported form of household violence―the abuse of men.

• the newest examine figures and up to date surveys at the incidence of intimate companion violence opposed to men

• own interviews and situations drawn from media insurance of politicians and different public figures

• a particular bibliography

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41 In fact, McLeod says, 84 percent of the men who were injured by domestic violence required medical attention, with 50 percent of these being hospitalized overnight or longer. Straus, in reviewing this report, says that while the facts are fine, he does not agree with the interpretation that women engaged in more dangerous attacks and therefore inflicted more serious injury. Straus says, “My interpretation is that this is an artifact of what gets reported. 5 Facing a Deadly Weapon (Guns and Knives) Note: Adapted from M.

Contrary to common perception and TV shows, some officers can go their entire careers and only display their weapon a few times. So, this was extraordinary. Later, the veteran officer explained that another officer had been severely burned in the face when a woman threw a pan full of lye-laced oatmeal (lye was a common household ingredient for soap and washing clothes at the time) at the officer. Apparently, it was not uncommon for women wishing to kill or incapacitate their husbands to feed them the lye-laced oatmeal.

Fathers are keenly aware of this fact. Fear of losing day-to-day contact with one’s children (perhaps forever) can certainly be viewed as an inhibitor against leaving a violent relationship. ” 66 Lack of Power Gregorash says all of the men she studied suffered from low levels of perceived coping efficacy; they felt they had tried every method of dealing with the situation without success. ” Those who work with abused women will recognize this perception on the part of the victim as a common one.

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