In this installment of a five part series titled “Things Men Don’t Want to Talk About”
for the Manlihood ManCast, Josh Hatcher of Manlihood.com talks about Domestic Violence.
There are two kinds of domestic violence I’d like to address. Neither of them get talked about much.
Men abusing women and/or children.
This is unacceptable. If you’re caught in a cycle of this, you need to get help. Not talking about it is making you a monster. Because that’s who abuses women and children – monsters. You’re not a man, you’re a beast, or a little boy with beer muscles. Get help.
Men abused by women.
There’s got to be a tremendous amount of shame involved with this. Despite the fact that our culture has completely upended gender roles, there’s still a prevailing mindset, that a man is strong and that he is stronger than she is.
We also teach boys that it’s always wrong to hit a woman. So a man is actually trained to be susceptible to abuse because he’s trained not to fight back.
If you’re being abused, get out. Get safe.
Don’t be a victim.
You don’t HAVE to talk about it with anybody you don’t want to talk about it with. But you do have to talk to someone to make sure it stops happening.
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