I think the information in this post is important, and worth reading. In Germany, men who are abused by their spouses (regardless of their gender) may find the Männerberatungsnetzwerk useful.
25 November is not just one month to Christmas, it’s also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. When I checked to see if there was a similar day to mark violence against men, I discovered that there isn’t.
Now, as someone who believes in equality, this has annoyed me immensely. Why shouldn’t men have a day that acknowledges that they, too, can be victims of violence? Violence sometimes perpetrated BY women? So, in a fit of pique, I decided to hijack the day.
Men are abused too
Remembering this will help:
- You are not alone – many men experience abuse
- The abuse isn’t your fault
- There are professionals and organisations that can help you
- You can’t change your partner’s behaviour
- Domestic violence is against the law
You have the same rights as an abused woman. The police will take you seriously and arrest your abuser…
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