WOW | Men Speak
Are men always the perpetrators of domestic violence or do they become victims as well?
Sabin Karki (Beest)
In our society when we pose the word abuse, many tend to associate it with physical assault. The topic of mental and emotional abuse is still not discussed as much.
I personally believe that men tend to become the victims of mental abuse and torture. Emotional abuse in men is the same as emotional abuse of women: It includes verbal assault that makes a person feel less self-worthy or strips him of his dignity. Many male victims are called cowards, impotent or a failure and although they may be very much affected by the remarks, they tend to suppress their feelings. Unfortunately, due to lack of awareness, the topic of violence against men is almost nonexistent. Men or women, there should be a mutual understanding between both partners and violence is a big NO!