More than 830,000 men fall victim to domestic violence every year. A man is the victim of domestic abuse every 37.8 seconds in America. These numbers are not inconsequential and the frequency is far from insignificant.
Jan Brown, executive director and founder of the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men, stated that “domestic violence is not about size, gender, or strength. It’s about abuse, control, and power, and getting out of dangerous situations and getting help, whether you are a woman being abused, or a man.”
It’s not uncommon for well-intentioned observers to inquire about the fuss being made over pornography. Many of them assume that pornography consumption is a victimless pastime. Their line of thinking generally supports the notion that a man who views pornography in isolation is not hurting anyone. They even debate the question of whether or not this same man is hurting himself by viewing pornography.
I would like to challenge these assumptions by sharing how pornography use damages not only the individuals who view it, but especially wives and girlfriends of these same men. I will also include suggestions for how women affected by their partner’s pornography use can cope as they begin the journey toward wholeness.
All child abuse statistics point to the fact that more often than not, the culprit is a trusted insider with clear access to the child. 93.0% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker, 34.2% of attackers were family members and 58.7% were acquaintances and only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.
A high school teacher in Maplewood has been charged with sexually assaulting three 15-year-old students on school property and in her car multiple times, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert J. Cimino announced today.
Nicole Dufault, 35, of Caldwell, has been accused of assaulting the three boys during the 2013-2014 school year and during summer school in 2013 and 2014, authorities said.
The lawyer defending a former Glastonbury man on charges that he and his former husband abused boys they adopted through the state Department of Children and Families finished presenting his case Friday, but did not rest.