Posted by David Mendelssohn
Why should I care about domestic violence and dating abuse? Good question. I’m a young man, physically and emotionally strong, so I could never be the victim of abuse, right?
In 2008, the CDC reported that 11.5 percent of men experienced being a victim of domestic violence. That is about one in every nine men. Still, I might think that I am safe; I could avoid abusive relationships. If I take care of myself, I do not need to worry about domestic violence, right?
The other half of that CDC statistic is that 23.6 percent of women reported being a victim of domestic violence. That is about one in every four women. While this statistic holds great significance for women, it has large implications for men as well.
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