According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ncadv.org), one out of every nine men in a relationship in the United States is a victim of domestic violence. So often in our culture, we forget that men can be victims of this form of aggression. As with male victims of rape and other sexual violence, men are much less likely to report the crimes.
First Response Post: Regardless of your personal background, heritage culture or ethnicity, you are all members of our shared American culture and your voice and perspective is as relevant as anyone else’s in this regard. Answer the following question:
Taking a larger national perspective (rather than a personal heritage or ethnic cultural perspective), why is our national culture so much more likely to ignore domestic violence against men than against women? When women are the perpetrators, why are we so much more likely to excuse the crime?