12 doctors weighed in:
Why do some guys think domestic violence is ok?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Top 10 Answers...
1. It used to be (ie, quietly accepted/expected by society in past) 2.
Denial is a powerful influence 3. Guys are usually not the victims 4. Provides a (false) sense of superiority/power 5. Hurt is turned into anger/aggression 6. Observed in childhood home or elsewhere 7. Bigger, stronger-they use resources that are most available &apparent 8. Lack insight 9. Unhealthy psyche 10.(they don't really).

In brief: Top 10 Answers...
1. It used to be (ie, quietly accepted/expected by society in past) 2.
Denial is a powerful influence 3. Guys are usually not the victims 4. Provides a (false) sense of superiority/power 5. Hurt is turned into anger/aggression 6. Observed in childhood home or elsewhere 7. Bigger, stronger-they use resources that are most available &apparent 8. Lack insight 9. Unhealthy psyche 10.(they don't really).
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Complicated
Domestic violence has been renamed intimate partner violence.
It can be physical, sexual, psychological or threats. This is an issue of power and control. In many cultures and communities it is acceptable to treat women as property. Perpetrators can themselves be victims of physical or sexual abuse. It is a worldwide problem. There are programs to increase awareness.

In brief: Complicated
Domestic violence has been renamed intimate partner violence.
It can be physical, sexual, psychological or threats. This is an issue of power and control. In many cultures and communities it is acceptable to treat women as property. Perpetrators can themselves be victims of physical or sexual abuse. It is a worldwide problem. There are programs to increase awareness.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Several reasons
When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable.
Also, if violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill.

In brief: Several reasons
When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable.
Also, if violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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