Domestic abuse is often talked about in terms of female victims and male perpetrators — and not unjustifiably so. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. In two out of three female homicide cases, women are killed by a family member or partner. The statistics show that women overwhelmingly suffer from such domestic violence and abuse.
But a large number of men are victims of abuse, too, both physically and emotionally.
For those outside looking in, abusive relationships aren't always easy to spot, particularly if there are no visible wounds. Men suffering from emotional abuse unfortunately also face the added obstacle of gender stereotypes to overcome.
Though they may suffer in silence, through the Whisper app, male victims of emotional abuse shed light on their heartbreaking circumstances, showing that abuse isn't a gender-specific experience.