Over the last couple of months I have witnessed my father become a victim of domestic violence. I have heard recordings of violence and have witnessed violence from my father's wife. I have watched as the people and authorities around us ridicule him and push him to the side because he is a male. There is hardly any support for these men out there and there isn't any at all in the state of Alabama. My father has been forced out of his home and has been ridiculed by police personnel and judges. He has been told by a lawyer that to even prove any of this it would cost an extreme amount of money. I started this page in hopes of raising money to get the help he needs to win against his abuser! She has pushed him out of his home, broken his personal items and has tried selling things out of his home. Please help us by donating whatever you can to get him the help he needs!
"Domestic violence is considered one of the most pressing issues in American society. Everyone quotes the statistics given by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, 1.3 million women are assaulted by their partner every year, 85% of domestic violence reported is against women. However, in a conflicting surve...y taken by the CDC in 2010, it was found that 40% of the victims of severe, physical domestic violence are men."
"Although there has been an increase in the number of fatal domestic violence incidents against women, men are more likely to be victims of attacks with a deadly weapon. According to one study, 63% of males as opposed to 15% of females had a deadly weapon used against them in a fight with an intimate partner."
"What is worse than the statistics, however, is the fact that there has been little research in the area of domestic abuse against men because neither the Justice Department nor any other agencies will fund such research. Because they refuse to do the research, people are able to perpetuate such myths as women are only violent when defending themselves, or that men could more easily leave a violent relationship."
"About two in five of all victims of domestic violence are men, contradicting the widespread impression that it is almost always women who are left battered and bruised, a new report claims."
"Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, says a study by the men's rights campaign group Parity."
"Campaigners claim that men are often treated as "second-class victims" and that many police forces and councils do not take them seriously. "Male victims are almost invisible to the authorities such as the police, who rarely can be prevailed upon to take the man's side," said John Mays of Parity." http://domesticviolencestatistics.org/men-the-overlooked-victims-of-domestic-violence/ http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/sep/05/men-victims-domestic-violence http://www.ncadv.org/files/MaleVictims.pdf