Often it is heard that the life of a daughter-in-law has been ruined due to the harassment meted out by husband and mother-in-law. But why is it not common to hear that a wife has ruined the life of her husband and mother-in-law. Well, it does happen but these incidents are suppressed and never make it out of the house owing to male domination in the society. Men become victims of domestic violence and compromise in order to protect the reputation of the family. This is the reason that social organizations are sprouting up for men victimized by domestic violence.
As per these organizations the poor man, if he hits his wife he is violent and if he gets beaten up by her, he is a coward; if he fights after seeing his wife with someone else then he is jealous and if he does not react then he is indifferent; if he goes out of house, he is a wanderer and if he stays at house, he is useless; if he scolds his children he is torturous and if he does not then he is irresponsible; if he stops his wife from going to job then he is of suspicious nature and if he does not stop then he lives off his wife; if he listens to his mother then he is mama’s boy and if he listens to his wife then he is a henpecked husband.