This is the text of a talk given in 2004 by Eugen Lupri Ph.D. This text was was updated in 2005 by the author and a link has been updated from that original. Links to references point to the original web document but the full list of references is given below. Reproduced here with kind permission of the author, who retains copyright.
Institutional Resistance to Acknowledging Intimate Male Abuse 1
(Revised paper presented at the
Counter-Roundtable Conference on Domestic Violence,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2004.)
Eugen Lupri, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
The University of Calgary
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Sought out medical assistance, (10) 2
Respondent claimed spouse abused children as well, including the use of weapons
Source: Migliaccio, 2001 (Table 1, p. 8)
Six Years Later: Statistics Canada's 1999 General Social Survey
It was not until 1999 that Statistics Canada's General Social Survey (GSS) made its first attempt to measure spousal violence through detailed questions on a traditional victimization survey, including both man-to-woman and woman-to-man abuse (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 2000
). Statscan and its collaborators must have finally realized that violence in any form, by either gender, is morally and legally wrong.
Respondents were asked 10 questions concerning violence and other forms of abuse by their current and/or previous spouses