Ben Way, 33-year-old British millionaire tech entrepreneur, opens up about ‘vicious beatings he suffered at the hands of his ex-girlfriend’ and how he ‘hid the knives’ in their San Francisco home for fear she’d stab him

It’s good to see men prepared to go public with their experiences of suffering domestic violence:


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • What I found particularly infuriating about this, apart from the fact that this bitch faced no consequences for her abuse, was that she used the threat of a false rape allegation to keep him in line and also tried to paint him as the abuser.

  • A part of the problem is that a true gentleman is not supposed to hit back. And if he does,the gentlemen’s court system will punish only him,because punishing women is un-gentlemanly.
    So what’s a man to do in a gentleman’s world? 🙂

  • Telling such stories are important. Men face a strange alliance of Chivalry and Feminism . Both require Gentlemanly behaviour of self sacrifice and protection. Thus Ben has to protest he isn’t a sissy ( by expressing his physical and emotional hurt). A protective role with his ex., hiding, excusing and assuming some sort of responsibility of the abuse. Finally facing the fact that his society will assume he is what his girlfriend needs protection from. At least Ben realised that he needed recorded evidence in the face of this prejudice. Ben deserves praise for sharing his story and so clearly showing the barriers ( internal and external) to males who find they are victims of abuse. And victims of the social conventions and public service ideology  that force them to suffer in silence and isolation. Though the social conventions are hard to shift , public policy should not be sexist.