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Domestic Violence in Australia - Male Victims
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Domestic Violence in Australia - Male Victims
According to the ABC Australia news this morning 24/5, there have been 21 female deaths here in
Australia due to domestic violence perpetrated by male partners, spouses, boyfriends, or other
male family members.

Family violence inquiry leaves more questions than it answers.

"At the time of writing, 21 women have been killed by a violent act in the 21 weeks since the start
of the year. That's according to the bluntly-named research project Counting Dead Women, which
recorded 19 deaths for the same period last year."

According to the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), on average, one woman a week is murdered
by her current or former partner.  The 2017 National Homicide Monitoring Program report by the AIC
showed that over a 2-year period from 2012-13 to 2013-14, there were 99 female victims of intimate
partner homicide. Women continue to be over-represented [?] as victims of intimate partner homicide,
accounting for 79% [?] of all intimate partner homicides.

Okay... those are the cold hard facts of domestic violence here in Australia, supported by verified statistics
from all states, and of course should be regarded as deplorable in a purportedly socially enlightened 21st
century Western society.

But... what about male domestic violence deaths in Australia?

Well, yes there have been this year, also in the first 21 weeks of 2020.

Included below are all Australian male victims of a domestic violence related  death—that being a male
killed by a former or current partner or spouse,  girlfriend, housemate, or family member with  intention
to harm or kill using violence:

• Veton Musai (29) Jan 1st
• Mark Ward (55) Jan 24th
• Daniel Surtees (36) Jan 26th
• Jari Wise (26) Feb 28th
• Unnamed (26) Feb 28th (Nanango, QLD)
• Noel Joseph Taylor (59) Mar 8th
• Anthony Beck (42) Mar 14th
• Paul Hughes (77) Mar 21st
• Unnamed (63) Mar 25th (Gold Coast QLD)
• Michael Wayne Taylor (65) April 28th
• Frank Puglia (59) May 19th

So... we have 21 female deaths and 11 male deaths attributed to domestic violence, which equates to
one male death for every two female deaths.  The vast majority (94%) of perpetrators of intimate partner
violence against males are female, (which reflects the fact that the vast majority of intimate relationships
are heterosexual). Males make up a significant proportion of victims of family and sexual violence, yet
are excluded from government anti-violence programs. And one male is a victim of domestic homicide
every 10 days in Australia.  Historically, government policies have been based on the assumption that
the vast majority of perpetrators are male and the vast majority of victims are female, and the policies
of current governments are still based on this erroneous position.

This is a confirmed story from one male victim of domestic violence, "John":

"I have been a victim of countless attacks by more than one woman but mostly my current partner.
In the last incident she smashed a pot plant on my back dislocating my shoulder while I was curled
up on the ground. She then beat and kicked me until I ran upstairs and called the police but she
pulled the phone cord out of the wall. A call registered at the station and a police car came. She
saw it out the front and began punching herself in the face. The police thought I did it and didn't
believe I was the victim. I lost custody of our son and fear for his life every day. This was all because
I didn't order pineapple on her vegetarian pizza.
"

Much international research demonstrates that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive,
than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. For a bibliography examining 286
investigations with an aggregate sample size of 371,600 see http://web.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm
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Domestic Violence in Australia - Male Victims
I guess that the dichotomy will resolve itself eventually. I cured my wife of kicking me by kicking her back the first time she did it. We had a discussion about respect and physical violence after that. Then again, I'd been in enough fights growing up that I knew that tolerating the bullies would only escalate the issue. Some women rely on the fact that guys have been trained to not hurt them.

ETA- at the time, I could dead-lift over 300 pounds and lift automatic transmissions and put them in lying on my back without a jack, and my wife weighed (at the time 98 pounds). I'm far from a bully, but I don't take abuse.

I'm kind of ambivalent about this report, BTW. Bruises shouldn't have shown up before the police got there, and the bruises are kind of like a fingerprint, in that a female's hand bones are finer that a man's, and closer together. Seems like some shoddy detective work, to be honest. I hope that guy didn't go to prison over it. If I hit someone with one of my ham-hands, it's going to be pretty obvious. It's why I use other implements.  Tongue
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Domestic violence against males has been a big issue for a very long time, and is only slowly becoming recognized here in the UK and around the world.

Part of the problem is the "stigma" around it - IE the whole "men should be tough" or it's somehow "funny" to be beaten up by a women or mentally/financially/other forms of abusive actions for that matter. Because of that many men are afraid to say/do anything through fear of ridicule from other men/people.

A documentary was shown here recently where a male victim was being beaten, mentally abused, financially abused [he earned all the money, yet was never allowed to see it/buy literally anything] and even starved by her as well. He finally did reach out when the Police officer who had attended spotted the signs of abuse and finally got him to admit he was being abused. She was later arrested and jailed for her actions.
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(05-26-2020, 08:24 AM)OakTree500 Wrote: Domestic violence against males has been a big issue for a very long time, and is only slowly becoming recognized here in the UK and around the world.

Part of the problem is the "stigma" around it - IE the whole "men should be tough" or it's somehow "funny" to be beaten up by a women or mentally/financially/other forms of abusive actions for that matter. Because of that many men are afraid to say/do anything through fear of ridicule from other men/people.

A documentary was shown here recently where a male victim was being beaten, mentally abused, financially abused [he earned all the money, yet was never allowed to see it/buy literally anything] and even starved by her as well. He finally did reach out when the Police officer who had attended spotted the signs of abuse and finally got him to admit he was being abused. She was later arrested and jailed for her actions.

Let me state that some women are stronger than some males. And anyone can wield a baseball bat or something. And I would NEVER suggest something illegal like pushing someone out a high window even in self-defense. But if you even THINK you are in a situation where violence might occur, run like hell!
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