Effects of Domestic Violence on Male Victims​​

Harshita Bhatt
Advocate, India.
Samridhi Bhatt
Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida, U.P, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

Domestic Violence has prevailed in the society since the beginning. In the early Roman era, a wife was considered to be the ‘property’ of the husband. He could hit her, divorce her, kill her for the offences that were committed by her. None of the women could take any action here as this was considered to be a private matter. The common law of England gave the husband the right to beat her wife for maintaining a discipline in the family. Women, from the beginning have faced many problems. The act of a husband hitting or torturing or even killing the wife is still stays constant. Till date, this is a common practice which finally is being talked about and steps are being taken to protect the people from facing such atrocities. Since the women have always been presumed to be inferior, it is fair to say, that majority of the males have often taken this as an advantage to be dominant. Due to this, many of the males saw this as an opportunity to manipulate and brainwash the society. They made them to believe that the females are mere “properties” and are not worthy of being in power or, in some cases, even being treated as a ‘human’. Seeing such injustice, people began to be vocal about the issue which was gradually becoming an unfortunate state of affairs. We, as a society took as many measures as possible to stop the females being the victims of such an abuse. There is no doubt that such an abuse faced by women is in a larger number than the men. But somewhere along the way, we have overlooked the men that are being crushed.​

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.25664