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Men Can Be Victims!

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Men Are Victims Too
Domestic Violence does not just happen to women. Men can also be victims of DV. Unlike women, though, many men suffer in silence rather than telling someone of the abuse they are going through by their spouse, girlfriend, or lover. There are women who abuse the ones they love, through the same means as a male abuser, with hitting, spitting, kicking, threatening, using the children as leverage, etc.

Men can be treated unfairly by the police, court systems, friends, and associates because of being involved in Domestic Violence. It is hard to convince the police or court system that this 6'2" man was beaten up by his 5'2" spouse. In a lot of cases where men are actually the victims, they get labeled the abuser.

A good person can lose his children, his home, his job, and his money because of the abuse of a woman. Domestic Violence is sometimes a very tricky call, to say the least. Who is right and who is wrong sometimes is hard to say.

Domestic Violence in any form is wrong. And for male victims it is even harder. We do not have the support groups for male victims like we do for female victims. We do not have the shelters needed to house a man and his children. We do not have the counselors and counseling centers to help the male victim.

I have received many letters from men who were actually the victims and ended up being treated like an abuser, while their abusive wives walked away with the kids, the home, the car and everything else.

Domestic Violence destroys lives. It affects everyone. No one has the right to harm you in any way.

Sharlene's Angels On Earth Inc. is trying to change the laws that govern the way Domestic Violence is treated. We are trying to make a difference for the victim, whether they be male, female, a child, or the elderly. We are also looking for men to help us form the nationwide support groups needed and to set up shelters in their areas for men and their children. We want to network to attorneys willing to get to the bottom of DV in a household and protect the victim whether it be a woman or a man.

We can make a difference with everyone's help. It is time that all victims and survivors of Domestic Violence, whether you are female or male, to take a stand and say "Listen to Us. We are the Victims."