Another excellent piece by HEqual. An extract:
Contact denial of course isn’t the only form of domestic abuse and it’s rather convenient that BBC policy allows the organisation to obsess on the cases of fatal domestic abuse where violence by a partner is the cause of death, yet it ignores any such victims driven to suicide. One has to wonder if this is because the number of men killed by domestic abuse would in fact be higher than the number of women killed were we to take into account all the victims drive to suicide.
We should also not forget that, for men in particular, being victims of domestic abuse is a major route into homelessness, because there are so few refuge places and so little social housing available to men. The suicide rate of homeless people is, of course, much higher than in the general population – and the life expectancy of the street homeless (90% of whom are men) is 30 years lower than the general population. None of this information will be considered as being in the “public interest” by the BBC.
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