It does happen and must more prevalent than the society believes. What stops men reporting is firstly, pride, second still some degree of loyalty, third hope that things might improve an lastly and in equal measures fear that the whole story will be turned around, ” I am doing it or did it to protect myself”.

Again, abuse is not just physical but emotional, financial and threat of withdrawing privilege and the right to access to children.

Solution, I am afraid none. There are more votes to be gained by taking up women’s issues than men’s.

State sopnsored tyranny against men, especially separated male partners where by they are denied access and yet are asked to pay the maintenance does not help either.