Our thanks to Mike for this. The focus on female-on-male domestic violence as a ‘very middle class problem’ is unfortunate. An extract:
Disturbingly, it seems domestic violence against men has become a very middle-class problem. As women work, earn – and in many cases drink – as much as their menfolk, the dominant force in many relationships is no longer male and some women are lashing out.
Mark Brooks of the Mankind Initiative provides some balance:
‘Domestic abuse is no respecter of class or status. It crosses all social boundaries: we get calls from solicitors, bankers and GPs, as well as builders, dustmen and bus drivers.’