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While we certainly don’t want to minimize this violence, focusing on only one type of situation renders invisible the many scenarios that do not fit this definition, including abusive relationships among homosexual, bisexual, and trans* men.
According to the CDC, one in seven men age 18 in the U. has been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in his lifetime.
Men may feel discouraged to talk about what’s going on in their personal lives, or they feel like no one will believe them.
They may not even realize that they are being abused, or they might assume they should just deal with the abuse on their own.
It's a warm spring evening in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and nothing is happening whatsoever. The local community college just hired a new women's basketball coach (Go, Lady Aggies! A local man died after crashing his Ford F-150 into a freight train.
The biggest news in town is still the county's liquor-by-the-drink law, passed several weeks ago by popular vote, which makes it legal for bars to sell shots and mixed drinks in addition to beer.
Although they make up a smaller percentage of callers to the Hotline, there are likely many more men who do not report or seek help for their abuse, for a variety of reasons: Men are socialized not to express their feelings or see themselves as victims.