The Monster Within by Marty Embry
Domestic violence: The willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another.
The focus of my book is to bring more awareness to domestic violence against men. My research proved that very little concern is given to abused and battered men who cry out for help. Because of the stigma that is attached to abused men, law enforcement simply do not appear to take the complaint seriously. In many cases, their rights are diminished even more in the judicial system.
Domestic violence against men appears to not be addressed with a sense of urgency as it is for women. The number of shelters for women more than quadruples the number of shelters that are available for men. Limited resources are available for the abused men and minimum funding is provided for assistance of any kind.
Statistics show that domestic violence reported by men is low because men tend to hide the abuse due to pride and society stereotype. Equal opportunity for the abused male simply doesn’t exist across the board.
Violence and domestic abuse is very serious and is slowly becoming more acknowledged by the masses. Males are gradually coming forward to tell their stories. Violence against men is becoming more commonly accepted as a problem that needs to be dealt with.
Domestic violence includes pushing, slapping, throwing objects, slamming a door, hitting the other person with or without an object, or using a weapon. Domestic abuse can also be mental or emotional. For some men, being called a coward or a failure can have a major psychological impact when abuse is a concern. Unkind and cruel words hurt and linger in different ways. In many cases, it appears that men are more deeply affected by emotional abuse than physical abuse.
Although studies of domestic abuse against men are sparse, the available information suggests that the rate at which male victims of abuse report the incident to police is not only lower than the rate at which female abuse victims report the crime to police, but that it is even lower than the overall rate at which crimes of any kind against either gender are reported to police. This low level of male reporting is one statistic that has remained fairly constant over the years.
The fact that female victims are more likely to report that they have been victims of domestic abuse is well known. According to the data, male victims of abuse are at least four times as likely to decline to report domestic abuse to police out of a desire to protect the abuser from having to face the consequences of her actions as female victims are.
Male victims are also more likely than female victims to regard domestic abuse as a “private” problem of no legitimate concern to anyone but themselves. Male victims who don’t report an incident in which they have been abused cite this point as one of their principal reasons for not reporting the incident.
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“Eye-opening and empowering”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Nosey Woman
This novel is an eye-opening look at the subject of domestic violence against men. Before I read this story I had no concept of what that would even look like, but I now know that many men obviously suffer in silence. Thanks goes to the author, Marty Embry, for shedding light on a sensitive and even tabu topic. It’s my hope that someone is helped and empowered through your book.
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