Everyone keeps going on and on about the girl child. It is common to hear people say: protect the girl child, fight for the girl child, and speak up for the girl child. They forget however, that the boy child is equally as endangered as the female child. Men are reluctant to say that they have been abused by a woman because it is seen as unmanly and weak.

A Report states that about two in five of all victims of abuse are men, contradicting the widespread impression that it is almost always women who are left battered and bruised.

Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police. They see their attackers go free and have far fewer refugees to flee to than women because the very thought of a man being physically or sexually abused is “funny” to many. Indeed many are almost never taken seriously. Both men and women can be victims, and men are under immense pressure to keep up the pretense that everything is okay.

The sooner we all get to understand the importance of this issue the better for both sexes. Domestic, sexual and emotional abuse against a man is just as abhorrent as when a woman is a victim. We all need to Fight for both sexes, protect both sexes, and most importantly, speak up for both sexes!

What do you think about the progress of the ongoing struggle for men rights?