Richard Blackmore Posted 7 months ago Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue Jamie, I just wanted to say that there is at least one man (me) who agrees with you. Abuse of anyone in any form is wrong, and I don't think that Katz or anyone else who discusses this issue in the context of women victims is attempting to argue that abuse of one gender is any "worse" than abuse of the other. I think that it is correct and right to have different forums for each gender because each gender has slightly different factors that need to be covered. When women are the victims you have the usual sexist issues. Violence against men by women undoubtedly occurs more often than is reported as there is a social taboo against such a thing occurring and therefore victims often feel as though they can not get help because doing so is "unmanly". In a forum about men as victims of abuse this would be the factor that would need to be discussed at length: the fact that men who are abused by women have the right to get help. Having said this, even if we increase the number of male victims of abuse by women substantially, female victims still outnumber them. There is an obvious problem with violence against women. The fact that there is also a problem with violence against men by women does not, in reality, negate this.