“She controlled how much food I was able to get and when I was able to eat”
When lockdown began, Professor Nicola Graham-Kevan and Deborah Powney decided to research Coercive control of male victims. They were hoping to get 50 participants. 2086 Participants came forward. This is their report.
“I became very skinny, doctors were worried as she controlled how much food I was able to get and when I was able to eat” See page 19.
The report says…
Men are victims of coercive control by women as frequently as women are victims of coercion by men. Men experience a particular form of coercive control through threats to deprive them of contact with their children by women making application to the family court. This can be described as legal and administrative abuse.
Economic coercion is also common as a result of women taking control of finances. Cultural factors seem to lead to men often failing to recognise that they are subject to coercive control and Deborah discusses how this pattern of behaviour is best described, defined and recognised. Deborah describes the research and its results and discusses its significance and how it should influence understanding, education, training and policy about domestic abuse.