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Saturday, June 10, 2017

First Texas Shelter For Male Victims Of Domestic Violence Opens In Dallas | KERA News

First Texas Shelter For Male Victims Of Domestic Violence Opens In Dallas | KERA News
“The thing you [hear] the most is they only serve women.
‘We’re sorry to hear you’re in the position you are, we’re here to
support you but we only serve women.’”
In 2014, The National Domestic Violence Hotline recorded about
6,960 interactions from people identifying as male victims.

Seeing beyond gender
Men and women perpetrate violence at roughly the same rates, yet there are far fewer resources to help men, according to Emily Douglas,
an associate professor of social work at Bridgewater State University
in Massachusetts. She’s one of a few academics in the country to study
male domestic violence victims.
“As a society we don’t necessarily see that men are capable of being the targets of partner violence,” Douglas says.

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