CDC Study - Hides Violence Against Men [1 Attachment]
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:34 am (PST)
"All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is for good men to do
nothing." Sir Edmund Burke
"Let our children judge us for the fight we engage in on their behalf."
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Subject: [ncfm] Fw: CDC Study - Hides Violence Against Men [1
Date: 2/12/12 3:17:09 AM
From: "Ray Blumhorst"
[ Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Ray Blumhorst included below] FYI
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From: Bert Hoff <email@example.com
To: Bert Hoff <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sat, February 11, 2012 11:27:44 PM
Subject: CDC Study - Hides Violence Against Men
Last month the CDC released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual
Violence Survey. The media coverage stressed the harm to women from
intimate partner violence. A lot of the controversy surrounds its
expanded definition of rape to include sex while high or drunk. But
in the meantime, nobody noticed the data it hid about male victims
of physical violence.
I've put up an article on http://batteredmen.com
<http://batteredmen.com> to refute that. (copy attached - feel free
to use). My summary highlights the data they hid:
According to a 2010 national survey by the Centers for Disease
Control and Department of Justice, in the last 12 months more men
than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence and
over 40% of severe physical violence was directed at men. Men were
also more often the victim of psychological aggression and control
over sexual or reproductive health. Despite this, few services are
available to male victims of intimate partner violence.
They tried to define some new areas of domestic violence,
psychological abuse and control over sexual / reproductive health
("refused to use condom, tried to get pregnant") Guess what - more
men than women were victims of these two forms of violence.
Their summary stresses how much women are victimized, and barely
Please spread the word - get the info out that men are abused.
Bert H. Hoff
WebMaster, MenWeb and MenWeb Battered Men http://www.batteredmen.com