Ben Way, 33-year-old British millionaire tech entrepreneur, opens up about ‘vicious beatings he suffered at the hands of his ex-girlfriend’ and how he ‘hid the knives’ in their San Francisco home for fear she’d stab him

It’s good to see men prepared to go public with their experiences of suffering domestic violence:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616514/British-tech-entrepreneur-opens-vicious-beatings-suffered-hands-ex-girlfriend-hid-knives-San-Fran-home-fear-shed-stab-him.html

 

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a British writer, publisher, and men's human rights advocate ('MHRA'). My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them). We've launched a public consultation exercise to help us develop our manifesto for the 2015 general election, at which we'll be contesting a number of seats. I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and Anti-Feminism League In 2014 I launched two new campaigns. Men shouldn't marry seeks to raise the consciousness of unmarried men about the extreme risks they'll face if they marry, while The Alternative Sexism Project aims to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more damaging consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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4 Responses to Ben Way, 33-year-old British millionaire tech entrepreneur, opens up about ‘vicious beatings he suffered at the hands of his ex-girlfriend’ and how he ‘hid the knives’ in their San Francisco home for fear she’d stab him

  1. Paul Jackson says:

    What I found particularly infuriating about this, apart from the fact that this bitch faced no consequences for her abuse, was that she used the threat of a false rape allegation to keep him in line and also tried to paint him as the abuser.

  2. sanity2014 says:

    A part of the problem is that a true gentleman is not supposed to hit back. And if he does,the gentlemen’s court system will punish only him,because punishing women is un-gentlemanly.
    So what’s a man to do in a gentleman’s world? :-)

  3. nrjnigel says:

    Telling such stories are important. Men face a strange alliance of Chivalry and Feminism . Both require Gentlemanly behaviour of self sacrifice and protection. Thus Ben has to protest he isn’t a sissy ( by expressing his physical and emotional hurt). A protective role with his ex., hiding, excusing and assuming some sort of responsibility of the abuse. Finally facing the fact that his society will assume he is what his girlfriend needs protection from. At least Ben realised that he needed recorded evidence in the face of this prejudice. Ben deserves praise for sharing his story and so clearly showing the barriers ( internal and external) to males who find they are victims of abuse. And victims of the social conventions and public service ideology  that force them to suffer in silence and isolation. Though the social conventions are hard to shift , public policy should not be sexist.

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