Ummm...color me skeptical but 546,000 men out of 13,000,000 male Canadians over the age of 15 seems a bit much. Still, if it would help, I'd like to extend an offer for Canada to ship four or five of its more muscular women to live with me. It's the least I can do.
Terry is like any other spouse who has suffered physical abuse at a partner’s hands. The shame, the stigma, the sticking it out in the hopes that things will change — all these are part of Terry’s experience.
“I couldn’t believe it was happening to me,” says Terry in a phone interview. Terry is not his real name. Yes, you just read a masculine pronoun.
He is one of Canada’s 546,000 male victims of domestic abuse. His wife’s behaviour escalated into physical violence within their first year together. Identifying factors about Terry’s story have been altered.
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