Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. was in private practice for more than thirty years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states
Fact: The history of domestic violence and abuse of all kinds clearly shows that, if ignored, it will become more violent and in some cases, ending in death.
When you stop and think about it why shouldn’t it be obvious that men as well as women would suffer from verbal and physical abuse. There are many men who are dependent, fearful, passive-aggressive and fearful just as their are women with these characteristics. In addition, men have no monopoly on violence. History clearly shows that women have committed horrendous acts of violence and murder just as men. The difference might have more to do with the percentage of violent acts committed by men compared to women.
It seems to me that domestic violence is wrong whether committed against women, children or men. This posting is not presented in order to thumb noses at women but rather to focus on the fact that family violence is always wrong and needs to be addressed.
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