Yesterday I shared Karen’s post from Mended Musings.
I have to say I suffered no abuse as a child or as an adult. The closest to that would be my metal work teacher hitting me on the head with a rubber mallet when I was about 12 and calling me “a spastic” in front of the whole class. I felt so small and hated him so much but frankly in the scheme of things if that is the worst case of anything I can remember then boy I’ve led a lucky life.
But really shouldn’t everyone really be able to expect what I have had? The level of coverage of historic abuse scandals and the issues we seem as a country of being incapable to deal with is frankly more than a little disturbing.
But also adults. I read online the other day a plea from a man who was in an abusive relationship with a female partner and felt he had nowhere to turn. Others more qualified were counselling him on the organisations he could approach to seek help. I think that male abuse by females is probably a much much larger problem than we as a society are willing to admit to. I think it is belittled etc. and if you are a man being abused that can’t help you look around and feel any degree of confidence that you can start to ask for help .
To that end here is a very interesting video recently posted up. Watch it through and note the different reactions of those around to these two scenarios.