The vast majority of people associate abuse with women, without taking into account that it is something that many men in this country also suffer. The cases of abused men hardly have visibility and the measures or penalties are much less severe than in the case of abuse of women.
In the following article we will talk about it in a more detailed way. of mistreatment of men.
abuse in men
Although abuse is considered exclusive to women, It must be said that there are many cases of men who receive physical and emotional abuse from their partners. There are a number of factors that make the lack of visibility in male abuse quite apparent:
- There is a lack of credibility on the part of the authorities regarding the abuse of men.
- Another factor is the fact that many men are ashamed when it comes to recognizing that their partner mistreats them.
- Society is not able to relate abuse with the fact that it can be suffered by a man.
- At the legal level, mistreatment of a man is totally unbalanced regarding mistreatment of women.
- There is a lack of obvious and clear resources regarding the mistreatment of men.
What are the consequences of mistreating men?
Although in the vast majority of cases, mistreatment of men does not usually result in fatalities, it should be noted that the damage at the mental level is quite important. There are many men who suffer significant damage in terms of self-esteem and confidence. They become much more pessimistic in life, something that directly affects their daily lives. In the most serious cases, the abused man will suffer a certain deterioration in the different areas of his life, from the personal to the work. The abuse can be so severe and so continuous that it is not uncommon for them to end up opting for suicide when it comes to ending everything.
The data is clear and enlightening and it is that the suicide rate it is much higher in battered men than in the case of battered women. Given this, it only remains to address the problem head-on and giving it the importance it really has. One thing does not take away from the other and although the mistreatment of women is punished, this is not the end of the mistreatment suffered by many men at the hands of their partners.
In short, although a part of society is completely unaware of it, it must be pointed out that unfortunately, Many men are abused by their partners. We must condemn any type of abuse, whether towards men or women. There is a need for greater visibility and for the authorities to be aware at all times that some men are suffering physical or emotional abuse from their partners.