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Old 09-29-2011, 12:42 AM
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I'm not going to comment on the specific instance, but I've noticed that ignoring female-on-male abuse is definitely a common thing in the dominant culture. It seems to spring from sexist ideas about strength and power: since men are always "strong" and women are always "weak," a woman hitting a man is a joke (because she can't do any real damage) while a man hitting a woman is a crime (because she doesn't stand a chance against him). The same applies to emotional abuse. This makes it harder for men to find support and be taken seriously when they suffer abuse from a female partner.
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