Our congratulations and thanks to Keith, Jeff and Carrie for this thought provoking drama.Domestic violence against men has been around for centuries but has largely been a hidden issue.Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected.Most children in these homes know about the violence.The proportion of women consuming more than the recommended limit of 14 units a week has grown by a fifth in a decade.'Domestic abuse against men is one of Britain's last remaining taboos, but every year our helpline is seeing at least a 25 per cent increase in the number of men seeking help,' says Mark Brooks, chairman of Mankind, a charity for male victims. Michelle had a young son and daughter who were living with their different fathers and with whom she had only sporadic contact.She also had a predilection for alcohol.'When she'd drunk too much she would find fault with even the smallest things Eddie did,' says Sara.
By Jennifer Gaboury The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was recently reauthorized after an unexpected delay — a delay that extends beyond, now routine, Republican obstructionism — attributed to opposition to the extension of protections to groups such as immigrants and Native American women.
Behind closed doors she was a volatile character, prone to irrational behaviour and violent outbursts, as her boyfriend Edward Miller would discover.
Michelle subjected Edward to an onslaught of abuse.
Her gentle nature and diminutive, 4 ft 11 in stature seemed perfectly suited to her career as a children's nursery worker.
But Michelle's pleasant demeanour masked an altogether more disturbing personality.