Contrary to popular opinion, domestic abuse and violence (‘DA/DV’) aren’t gendered issues where almost all the victims are women, and almost all the perpetrators men. Hundreds of academic studies show that in their relationships with intimate partners, women are at least as aggressive as men:
Across the world, the support available for male victims of DA/DV is miniscule compared with the support available for female victims, and often non-existent. We don’t want abused women to receive less support than they do currently. We simply want abused men to receive the same level of support.
I’m planning to write a book about men who are (or who have been) victims of DA/DV. Their identities will, of course, be kept confidential. I would ask men with an interest in contributing their experiences of DA/DV to contact me, along with any women who have perpetrated DA/DV, whose identities will also be kept confidential. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you.