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"Det som inte hörs, syns inte..." - En studie om kvinnors våld mot män

Lirakis, Alexandra LU and Källkvist, Evelina LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The main goal with our paper was to examine women's violence against men in relationships, and if the subject is taboo. The study we used is qualitative based on eight interviews with professional personnel which in their work have been in contact with abused men in the region of Skåne. We also interviewed one man who has been a victim for abuse by his partner.
To be able to analyze our qualitative interviews we used a gender perspective and different violence concepts. We also used previous research and other literature about the subject.
Our result showed that women often use mental abuse, but they are also engaged in physical and material violence. The real figure for men who are abused is large, one reason could be society's views... (More)
The main goal with our paper was to examine women's violence against men in relationships, and if the subject is taboo. The study we used is qualitative based on eight interviews with professional personnel which in their work have been in contact with abused men in the region of Skåne. We also interviewed one man who has been a victim for abuse by his partner.
To be able to analyze our qualitative interviews we used a gender perspective and different violence concepts. We also used previous research and other literature about the subject.
Our result showed that women often use mental abuse, but they are also engaged in physical and material violence. The real figure for men who are abused is large, one reason could be society's views on the roles men and women are expected to fulfil. The men find it embarrassing and feel shame for being abused by their female partners. They are also afraid of being distrusted if they tell about their experiences, by authorities such as the police for example. This could prevent the men from reporting the abuse.
It is a fact that society doesn’t know how to handle this kind of social problem, because there are no efforts made to help the abused men, nor efforts to help the women with aggressive behaviour either. (Less)
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author
Lirakis, Alexandra LU and Källkvist, Evelina LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
domestic violence, victim, shame, abused men, abuse
language
Swedish
id
1414676
date added to LUP
2009-06-09 17:23:14
date last changed
2009-06-09 17:23:14
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  abstract     = {The main goal with our paper was to examine women's violence against men in relationships, and if the subject is taboo. The study we used is qualitative based on eight interviews with professional personnel which in their work have been in contact with abused men in the region of Skåne.  We also interviewed one man who has been a victim for abuse by his partner. 
To be able to analyze our qualitative interviews we used a gender perspective and different violence concepts.  We also used previous research and other literature about the subject.
Our result showed that women often use mental abuse, but they are also engaged in physical and material violence. The real figure for men who are abused is large, one reason could be society's views on the roles men and women are expected to fulfil. The men find it embarrassing and feel shame for being abused by their female partners. They are also afraid of being distrusted if they tell about their experiences, by authorities such as the police for example.  This could prevent the men from reporting the abuse. 
It is a fact that society doesn’t know how to handle this kind of social problem, because there are no efforts made to help the abused men, nor efforts to help the women with aggressive behaviour either.},
  author       = {Lirakis, Alexandra and Källkvist, Evelina},
  keyword      = {domestic violence,victim,shame,abused men,abuse},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det som inte hörs, syns inte..." - En studie om kvinnors våld mot män},
  year         = {2009},
}