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Isn’t domestic violence largely a problem for female victims?

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2018 | Divorce

That above-posed query in today’s blog headline is not a loaded question, so trust your instincts.

To wit: There won’t be many inside analysts or subject-matter commentators bracing to argue against a response that, yes, domestic violence is predominantly an issue for women dealing with male abusers.

There is a caveat to that, though, which can render any abuse-linked opinion instantly more thoughtful and accurate when it is noted.

And that is this: Although a clear majority of family violence victims are female, legions of males, too, report suffering from abusive acts committed by a partner — often a wife or another woman. A recent national article on the sheer complexity and misconceptions surrounding domestic violence reports that about “one in seven men in the United States have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.”

That media piece points to much about the topic that is “shrouded in misinformation.” Errors in assessment range from the women-only myth and notions that only acts of physical violence qualify for a domestic abuse tag to many other fallacy-laden assumptions.

One common example of incorrect information noted by a domestic abuse expert in the above Washington Post article is the view that family violence is “a crime of the poor and uneducated.”

That is patently not the case. Domestic violence is a scourge that cuts across all American demographics. We note on our family law website at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., in Wellesley that family-connected abuse “occurs in all types of households — rich, poor and middle-class.”

In fact, domestic violence is a stark and growing problem in all pockets of the country. A proven family law attorney with experience representing violence victims can answer questions and advocate diligently for a client in a given case.

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