Domestic violence victims are often women, but not only women.In Texas, one in three men report facing intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. I know you threw your glasses at me, but it’s for better or worse, right?“I went and got cash out of the ATM [...] as much as I could pull, filled up the gas tank. ‘We’re sorry to hear you’re in the position you are, we’re here to support you but we only serve women.’” Seeing beyond gender Men and women perpetrate violence at roughly the same rates, yet there are far fewer resources to help men, according to Emily Douglas, an associate professor of social work at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
Most of the time I respond because they're just looking for advice/ perspective and as everyone knows, I have publicly lamented about dating in this country so I am more than happy to pass on what I have learned, if anything.
There are many things I love about Scotland and Scottish people (humour, landscape, friendliness) but the one thing that really makes me fall for this country is their sheer delight at a good chat/ rant session.
Whereas we Canadians are a lot more utilitarian when it comes to words, the Scots are playful and cheeky.
However, I still think there is some hang over from the "olden times" when it was generally encouraged for men to be the "strong and stoic" type.
Clearly I don't approve of such encouragement because I think it's important to remember that men are a lot more complicated and dare I say it, delicate than we let them be.