The Hen Pecked Husband or Battered Men? Persuasive Essay by Master Researcher

The Hen Pecked Husband or Battered Men?
A look at abuse of men within relationships.
# 36143 | 900 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Women Studies (Marriage) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper explores husband abuse and state that it is a matter that is overlooked due to the gender stereotypes that our society presents. The paper reveals the extent of the abuse of men and argues that a society that wants to reduce violence must provide services for all victims and deplore battering by any offender, irrespective of sex.

Statement of Purpose

From the Paper:

"When hearing about the topic of battered men many people are surprised and then they become an object of joke. The cartoon image of a woman chasing her husband with a rolling pin is not that far fetched. One researcher noted that wives were the perpetrators in 73% of the depictions of domestic violence in newspaper comics (Saenger 1963). The issue of battered husbands has either been ignored or ridiculed. In 18th-century France, a battered husband "was made to wear an outlandish outfit and ride backwards around the village on a donkey" (Steinmetz & Lucca 1988). One of the reasons that the researchers in society do not investigate husband battering is because it is supposedly a rare occurrence. Police reports seemed to bear this out (Steinmetz 1977), with in some cases a ratio of 12 to 14.5 female victims to every one male victim."

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