Dating violence against men
A Safe Place (Zion, IL) As the leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois, A Safe Place provides information and training about domestic violence to students, professionals and the general community.A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois.All services are free and available to survivors regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status.A large proportion of Apna Ghar’s clients are immigrants from India, Pakistan and other Asian and African countries." and "I don't want to be laughed at; no one would believe me." Another distinguishing factor is that while women who are abused are more likely to be pushed or shoved, beat up, or threatened with a gun, the women who do the abusing are more likely to throw something, kick or bite, hit with an object, threaten with a knife, or actually use a knife, according to the National Violence Against Women Survey.
"We'll provide options and support and help a man understand that the abuse is not his fault and it is not acceptable." The Domestic Abuse Helpline can be reached from anywhere in the US and Canada, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 1-888-7HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754)."Can you imagine being so embarrassed that your wife hits you that you do that?" That is a distinguishing factor between battered women and battered men, explains Brown: Men -- like this one -- are more likely to be embarrassed by their abuse, making them less likely to report it, according to the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men web site, which states men often worry, "What will people think if they knew I let a woman beat up on me?"It can come in the form of physical abuse, emotional, verbal, or financial." As with abuse against women, Brown explains that abuse against men can mean a partner or spouse will: Withhold approval, appreciation, or affection as punishment In one instance, Brown received a letter from a woman who said her brother was being abused by his wife, who would scratch him, throw things at him, point a gun at him, break his eyeglasses, and flush his medications down the toilet -- among other things."The sister said in her letter that her brother stitched a cut on his arm himself, with a thread and needle, because his wife had cut him and he didn't want to go to the hospital," says Brown.