‘Woman’s Hour’ – an excellent discussion on male victims of domestic violence

Yesterday I attended the second National Conference for male victims of domestic violence, hosted by Mankind Initiative http://mankind.org.uk. A most interesting day, and the 120 people who attended now know about J4MB and our interest in this subject.

One of the presentations was a very moving account by a survivor of DV, Ian McNicholl. A most inspiring man, he was left registered disabled after his partner attacked him with a hammer. She received a jail sentence of seven years and was released after just 18 months. Ian was the prime advisor to Coronation Street with respect to the DV suffered by one of the leading characters, Tyrone.

Two of the most interesting presentations were given by the psychologists who’d appeared earlier in the day on Woman’s Hour, and given a very good account of themselves. The audio file has just been loaded onto our YouTube channel:


It was a most interesting discussion, even if preceded by a truly nonsensical statement by the presenter about the relative incidence of DV suffered by men and women. The psychologists were Dr Nicola Graham-Bevan (University of Central Lancashire) and Dr Erica Bowen (Coventry University). This is the well-received presentation which Dr Nicola Graham-Kevan gave to the Mankind Initiative conference later in the day:

140514 Mankind Conference Slough 2013, Female Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

It’s only possible to attend such events, make people aware of who we are and what we do, and provide literature, because of donations from supporters. If you’re able to help us meet some of our campaign costs, we should be truly grateful. The link’s here:


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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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  • Reblogueó esto en Los españoles se merecen saberlo, por la Paz y la verdadera Igualdad en España!y comentado:
    un excelente debate sobre las víctimas masculinas de la violencia doméstica

  • vadark

    Wow, this is by far THE most excellent interview I have ever heard on prime time TV/Radio let alone Woman’s hour! This is hugely encouraging, especially as someone finally made a link with the media being a vehicle of influence on our young generation. Fantastic news that people are beginning to wise up!

  • The evidence from psychology has been suppressed over decades. Well done for alerting us to this all too brief airing of the real evidence in DV.