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Alternatively, female-on-male violence is treated the same way as BatmanGrabsAGun. Women are often considered to be [[MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication inherently nonviolent]] as well as [[WomenAreWiser morally superior to men]], therefore any time a woman hits a man, [[TheUnfairSex he must have done something to deserve it]]; because how could a sweet, innocent woman ''ever'' be violent towards ''anyone'' unless they were seriously provoked?

The trouble is that because of stereotypes and double standards like these, often men don't fight back, sometimes because they are afraid, but equally as often their abusive partner may threaten them with calling their self-defence domestic abuse. Indeed frequently when women are reported, the man who reports this abuse is arrested along-side her as it is assumed the women are acting in "preemptive" self-defense, meaning male victims can be arrested ''without ever laying a finger on the woman'', even if ''they'' were the ones who called the cops on ''her'' - and in many cases even if they have injuries to show for it. This also includes, in some cases, defending a child or pet. Abusive mothers have attacked their children and accused the father of it and won. ''Children are suffering''. Abusive girlfriends have ''murdered their boyfriends'' and brag about it and walk free. Neighbours may hear a woman screaming insults and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. And if the woman actually ''is'' convicted - rare - even if her partner has been physically injured her sentence will be more lenient, statistically speaking. Ultimately if a crime goes unreported it won't be recorded.

Additionally if a man constantly emotionally abuses a woman, she will be sympathised with and supported, while if a woman emotionally abuses a man - say, throwing plates at him and screaming insults over a minor disagreement - it is seen as her standing up for herself. And of course, there's more help for abused women.

It's true that men can punch harder, but women are more likely to use other methods of abuse - such as screaming insults and threats, throwing plates - and in one case a fully adorned Christmas tree - using weapons, attacking while sleeping, cutting up clothes, using their children as a means of extortion, and isolating their partner from family.


Domestic abuse is a horrible experience to go through, and all too often the attackers manipulate their victims with emotional abuse as much as physical abuse. When an abusive woman threatens a man that he will go to prison for his self-defence, she is also manipulating the sympathies of society. Double Standards will persist until they are acknowledged, and this will not happen unless you can come forward and tell your story. It's true that there's a lot more support for women, but if you want things to change, you have to take action. Maybe you will be arrested. Maybe she will get off lightly. But that's not fair, and there are a lot of people who will agree with you on that. Please read [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes: Abuse]] for help and resources. YouAreNotAlone.

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Domestic abuse is a horrible experience to go through, and all too often the victims are shamed by their attackers manipulate their victims with emotional abuse as much as physical abuse. When an abusive woman threatens a man that he will go to prison for his self-defence, she is also manipulating the sympathies of society. Double Standards will persist until they are acknowledged, and into silence. If this will is you, you need not happen unless you can come forward and tell your story. It's true that there's a lot more support for women, but if you want things to change, you have to take action. Maybe you will be arrested. Maybe she will get off lightly. But that's not fair, and there afraid. There are a lot of people who can and will agree with you on that.help you. Please read [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Useful Notes: Abuse]] for help and resources. YouAreNotAlone.


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** A different girlfriend once managed to convince him that [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou he had made her stab him]] because [[InsaneTrollLogic he'd left his keys on the table after locking the door]].


The trouble is that because of stereotypes and double standards like these, often men don't fight back, sometimes because they are afraid, but equally as often their abusive partner may threaten them with calling their self-defence domestic abuse. Indeed frequently when women are reported, the man who reports this abuse is arrested along-side her as it is assumed the women are acting in "preemptive" self-defense, meaning male victims can be arrested ''without ever laying a finger on the woman'', even if ''they'' were the ones who called the cops on ''her'' - and in many cases even if they have injuries to show for it. This also includes, in some cases, defending a child or pet. Abusive mothers have attacked their children and accused the father of it and ''won''. Abusive girlfriends have murdered their boyfriends and brag about it and walk free. Neighbours may hear a woman screaming insults and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. And if the woman actually ''is'' convicted - rare - even if her partner has been physically injured her sentence will be more lenient, statistically speaking. Ultimately if a crime goes unreported it won't be recorded.

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The trouble is that because of stereotypes and double standards like these, often men don't fight back, sometimes because they are afraid, but equally as often their abusive partner may threaten them with calling their self-defence domestic abuse. Indeed frequently when women are reported, the man who reports this abuse is arrested along-side her as it is assumed the women are acting in "preemptive" self-defense, meaning male victims can be arrested ''without ever laying a finger on the woman'', even if ''they'' were the ones who called the cops on ''her'' - and in many cases even if they have injuries to show for it. This also includes, in some cases, defending a child or pet. Abusive mothers have attacked their children and accused the father of it and ''won''. won. ''Children are suffering''. Abusive girlfriends have murdered ''murdered their boyfriends boyfriends'' and brag about it and walk free. Neighbours may hear a woman screaming insults and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. And if the woman actually ''is'' convicted - rare - even if her partner has been physically injured her sentence will be more lenient, statistically speaking. Ultimately if a crime goes unreported it won't be recorded.



It's true that men can punch harder, but women are more likely to use other methods of abuse - such as screaming insults and threats, throwing plates - and in one case a fully adorned Christmas tree - using weapons, attacking while sleeping, cutting up clothes and isolating their partner from family.

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It's true that men can punch harder, but women are more likely to use other methods of abuse - such as screaming insults and threats, throwing plates - and in one case a fully adorned Christmas tree - using weapons, attacking while sleeping, cutting up clothes clothes, using their children as a means of extortion, and isolating their partner from family.


Neighbours may hear a woman screaming and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. It's true that men can punch harder, but women are more likely to use other methods of abuse - such as screaming insults and threats, throwing plates - and in one case a fully adorned Christmas tree - using weapons, attacking while sleeping, cutting up clothes and isolating their partner from family.

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Neighbours may hear a woman screaming and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. It's true that men can punch harder, but women are more likely to use other methods of abuse - such as screaming insults and threats, throwing plates - and in one case a fully adorned Christmas tree - using weapons, attacking while sleeping, cutting up clothes and isolating their partner from family.

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Neighbours may hear a woman screaming and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. It's true that men can punch harder, but women are more likely to use other methods of abuse - such as screaming insults and threats, throwing plates - and in one case a fully adorned Christmas tree - using weapons, attacking while sleeping, cutting up clothes and isolating their partner from family.


The trouble is that because of stereotypes and double standards like these, often men don't fight back, sometimes because they are afraid, but equally as often their abusive partner may threaten them with calling their self-defence domestic abuse. Indeed frequently when women are reported, the man who reports this abuse is arrested along-side her as it is assumed the women are acting in "preemptive" self-defense, meaning male victims can be arrested ''without ever laying a finger on the woman'', even if ''they'' were the ones who called the cops on ''her'' - and in some cases even if they have injuries to show for it. This also includes, in some cases, defending a child or pet. And if the woman actually ''is'' charged, even if her partner has been physically injured her sentence will be more lenient, statistically speaking. Conversely, since stereotypically MenAreTough, these women may shame their partners with the trope "IWasBeatenByAGirl". Ultimately if a crime goes unreported it won't be recorded.

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The trouble is that because of stereotypes and double standards like these, often men don't fight back, sometimes because they are afraid, but equally as often their abusive partner may threaten them with calling their self-defence domestic abuse. Indeed frequently when women are reported, the man who reports this abuse is arrested along-side her as it is assumed the women are acting in "preemptive" self-defense, meaning male victims can be arrested ''without ever laying a finger on the woman'', even if ''they'' were the ones who called the cops on ''her'' - and in some many cases even if they have injuries to show for it. This also includes, in some cases, defending a child or pet. Abusive mothers have attacked their children and accused the father of it and ''won''. Abusive girlfriends have murdered their boyfriends and brag about it and walk free. Neighbours may hear a woman screaming insults and assume she is the one being attacked - while, of course, still not bothering themselves to get involved. And if the woman actually ''is'' charged, convicted - rare - even if her partner has been physically injured her sentence will be more lenient, statistically speaking. Conversely, since stereotypically MenAreTough, these women may shame their partners with the trope "IWasBeatenByAGirl".speaking. Ultimately if a crime goes unreported it won't be recorded.

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