Both women and men may experience violence and abuse by intimate partners or former partners. Men are a visible, although small, proportion of adult victims of intimate partner violence. What are effective and appropriate ways to respond to male victims? In this XY collection, we have gathered resources and guides on this area. Unfortunately, much of the public commentary on male victims of domestic violence is driven by anti-feminist political agendas rather than by a genuine concern with male victims' needs. Here, we have tried to make available materials which are well informed and evidence-based. Additions, and corrections, are most welcome.
Please see below for the full text of these items, in PDF. Other, online resources include:
- Respect UK. (2019). Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse.
There are debates over gender and domestic violence. For XY materials on this, see e.g.:
- A collection of key academic articles on domestic violence and gender, documenting that the claim of gender symmetry in domestic violence is not supported by the evidence;
- A detailed discussion of gender contrasts in women’s and men’s experiences of domestic violence victimisation and perpetration (Seminar, Flood, 2012);
- A short Australian piece debunking claims of gender symmetry (Flood, 2006).