First-of-its-kind domestic violence shelter for all-male victims opens in Arkansas

  • metta

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    Feb 23, 2016 6:54 PM GMT
    First-of-its-kind domestic violence shelter for all-male victims opens in Arkansas

    The Taylor House Domestic Violence Shelter for Men could be the first registered, stand-alone shelter for men in the country, said Patty Duncan, executive director of the non-profit Family Violence Prevention in Batesville, a city in northern Arkansas.

    “Many people do not realize that domestic violence also affects men,” Duncan told Arkansas Online. “It’s not just male-female relationships. Domestic violence includes intimate partners, family and household members.”

    The new shelter opened in October. It’s already housed five men.

    “We know there are more victims out there,” Duncan told the paper. “Those that we have housed are receiving good services, I feel.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/first-of-its-kind-domestic-violence-shelter-for-all-male-victims-opens-in-arkansas/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 23, 2016 9:04 PM GMT
    In ultra conservative, impoverished Arkansas the shelter for battered and troubled men opens and already has clients. I wonder why ultra liberal places like California, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Maryland, etc. have not opened any shelter facilities for male victims of abuseicon_question.gif Why did an underdeveloped, southern Bible Belt state beat them to the punchicon_question.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 23, 2016 9:08 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIn ultra conservative, impoverished Arkansas the shelter for battered and troubled men opens and already has clients. I wonder why ultra liberal places like California, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Maryland, etc. have not opened any shelter facilities for male victims of abuseicon_question.gif Why did an underdeveloped, southern Bible Belt state beat them to the punchicon_question.gif

    Good question!
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 23, 2016 9:22 PM GMT
    We hear a lot about how hard is it for female victims of sexual assault and domestic violence to come forward, but it's 1,000 times harder for men, and the stigma is so much greater, because for a man to admit to being a victim is emasculating, especially in the eyes of other men. It's harder than coming of out the closet, I think.
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    Feb 23, 2016 10:44 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob saidIn ultra conservative, impoverished Arkansas the shelter for battered and troubled men opens and already has clients. I wonder why ultra liberal places like California, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Maryland, etc. have not opened any shelter facilities for male victims of abuseicon_question.gif Why did an underdeveloped, southern Bible Belt state beat them to the punchicon_question.gif

    Good question!

    If you watch American Crime, you'll find the answer in the multitude of gay stereotypes being perpetuated by Liberal Hollywood such as:

    -Masculine gay males are gay because they're Father molested them as a child.

    -Gay males want rough anal sex so it isn't possible that they can be a rape victim.

    -Men don't rape other men.

    -Masculine gay males are suicidal.

    -Masculine gay males are homicidal.

    -Masculine gay males are psychopaths.

    -Masculine gay males are drug addicts.
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    Feb 24, 2016 4:44 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIn ultra conservative, impoverished Arkansas the shelter for battered and troubled men opens and already has clients. I wonder why ultra liberal places like California, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Maryland, etc. have not opened any shelter facilities for male victims of abuseicon_question.gif Why did an underdeveloped, southern Bible Belt state beat them to the punchicon_question.gif


    Just a guess...redneck women are rough, tough, and beat their men? icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2016 2:07 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIn ultra conservative, impoverished Arkansas the shelter for battered and troubled men opens and already has clients. I wonder why ultra liberal places like California, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Maryland, etc. have not opened any shelter facilities for male victims of abuseicon_question.gif Why did an underdeveloped, southern Bible Belt state beat them to the punchicon_question.gif

    There are certain group of activists or political, who are concern by doing this for men, meaning it will take the focus away from the other gender. It's all about keeping the power and resource where they want it to be. I don't have to tell you what kind of political group/activists that I'm talking about, do I?

    In Australia, there was a female MP (I think, or I don't what her title is), who recently finally allowed the discussion of male domestic violence victims, but said "please don't take it at the expense of women". She said, most of the time, these things only happen in self defense. So with that statements, she said helping men would mean helping women less, and the reason women being violent, was mostly because the men deserve it (as in the men are the violent ones). I mean that's how I take it.