Men can be victims of domestic abuse. It is under-reported because there is still a stigma àttached. Men don’t want to admit that their partners, male or female, have physically, verbally or emotionally abused them. They might think it makes them look weak. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one out of fourteen men have been assaulted by their spouse, domestic partner or boyfriend/girlfriend.
The CDC National Survey in 2010 results say that the percentage of male victims of severe domestic violence is 40 %.
MenWeb (www.batteredmen.com) is a website with many resources and articles about domestic violence against men.
Anyone that needs help can call the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (1-888-7HELPLINE).
One of the signs of an abusive relationship is isolation. The abuser will isolate the victims from anyone who might help the victim. If the abuser feel threatened by the victim’s family, they will not hesitate to keep the family away. They will use any excuse and even lie about why the victim shouldn’t be with their family or friends. I have an acquaintance going through this right now. I hope he realizes what is happening. I don’t think he sees it yet. His mind has been warped by this abuser. His family would like to have a relationship with him. They haven’t given up although it has been a difficult time.
I have included links to several sites. If you know anyone in a domestic violence situation, please don’t hesitate to try to help. Thanks!
Personally, I am a big fan of corn on the cob. I don’t even need the holders. When I was a little girl, I learned how to shuck the corn. My grandma would buy corn by the barrel when she had guests. No one ever went hungry at her house. So we had to pitch in and shuck the corn and clean it. My grandma had a specific brush for cleaning the corn. She used a brush meant for cleaning pots and pans. It worked though. We didn’t have to spend all day getting the silk off of the corn. Any brush similar to this will work for cleaning the corn. I would rather shuck corn than peel potatoes any day.
The runner-up for favorite summer food is watermelon.
I’m at what they call a C&Eer. I like to go to church on Christmas & Easter. Why don’t I go any other time? I’m not really sure. When I say I’m not sure, I mean I’m not sure what denomination I am anymore. According to the Internet quizzes, I’m a Quaker. Or maybe it was a Shaker.
Regardless, I haven’t found my religion. That reminds me of the REM Song “Losing My Religion,” which doesn’t mean what we think it means. It means “at wit’s end,” with something. I think I might be losing my religion in a general sense. Or I just might need a vacation in a serious way.
Although I don’t go to church, I do like Gospel music and movies about church choirs. I love “Sister Act” – I & II. There is a movie, “The Fighting Temptations,” with Beyonce and Cuba Gooding, Jr. that has a good soundtrack. The movie is ok but the music makes it worth watching. It’s the closest that I’ve come to going to church, unless having a conversation with a nun counts.
If you were one part human, two parts something else — another animal, a plant, an inanimate object — what would the other two parts be?
I would like to have wings so that I can move quickly. Flying wouldn’t be so bad. Maybe I wouldn’t be so afraid of heights if I had some wings. Have you ever tried to photograph a butterfly? They are exceptionally fast. They can also sense when someone or something is invading their space. I think they are introverts even though their wings are colorful. Some people are introverts with loud clothes – like me. 🙂
It would be awesome if I could have a built-in clock, either in my eye or on my glasses. A pair of goggles would be okay, right? Cyclops wears a pair of goggles and he’s a mutant. If I’m going to be flying, I need goggles anyway.
In theory, eating outside on a nice summer day sounds like a lovely idea. However, there are mosquitos,bees and seagulls waiting to pounce on their target. I have learned to adapt to eating outside. Picnics can be wonderful if you are prepared.
So if you are having a picnic, bring the bug spray to keep the mosquitos at bay. If you want a natural bug spray, there are recipes on Pinterest. If it doesn’t work, I hear that the Repel with Lemon and Eucalyptus works. Also, if you don’t mind using deet, use it because it definitely works.
I also found a bee deterrent on Pinterest. Apparently, bees do not like cloves and lemons. The post says to put about 10 cloves on half of the lemon. I’m definitely going to try it this summer.
As for the seagulls, we save our bread crust until the end of the meal. Then we throw it as far away from the picnic tables as possible. It's not fool proof by any means but it does distract the birds for awhile.
Can I put in my order for the go-go gadget door? I want the model that I can program the location that I would like to visit. It would be so much easier to get to work or a variety of social functions on time.
My family and I could travel the world. It would be less stressful than a road trip. Would it be less fun? It’s debatable.
I can spend more time on my hair and make-up. Maybe I’ll have time to find all of the missing socks in the universe. Maybe. . .