One of the great un-talked about social issues of our time is domestic violence ... towards men. Most men don't talk about because they are too embarrassed. No man likes to admit it can even happen. It's the sort of thing that if it happens, it happens to other people. There are 500 refuges for female victims of domestic violence. How many refuges are there for male victims? Twelve.
I've been reading up on this subject after getting an email from Mark Brookes, the chairman of Mankind, a charity whose remit is to help male victims of domestic violence. If you're interested, read THIS and THIS to gain a wider perspective on the issue. And THIS thread on HAVE YOUR SAY is deeply worrying.