In many abusive relationship stories, society assumes that the men are the aggressor and abusing the woman. However, assuming that it’s always one party in every situation is a closed-minded way to view the world.
In many relationships, men are the victims of abuse. While it may not be physical, emotional abuse is as destructive to individuals and relationships overall. Women, of course, have campaigns and support all across the media spotlight, whereas men just don’t. A recent hashtag trending on Twitter, #maybeshedoesnthityou, has shined a light on all the ways women can be the aggressor in abusive relationships. Ladies, you should listen up, you may be doing this to your man.
#maybeshedoesnthityou but when you try to talk to her about something she always yells and belittles you
— Clark Kent (@samu3l36) May 14, 2016
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she makes damn sure you know she doesn’t care about you and then ignores you when you ask questions and try to smooth things over
— Oliver (@twocentstoomuch) February 10, 2018
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she makes sure you don’t have any friends outside of the ones she dictates as okay
— Joshua (@transgaymes) May 28, 2016
#MaybeSheDoesntHitYou but she threatens to end the relationship so that you “get it” when it comes to an argument.
— Pickman93 (@MarcusFlack1) July 18, 2017
#MaybeSheDoesntHitYou but when you know she’s doing something wrong, you feel like you have to agree with her because “that’s what a good boyfriend would do”. #MaybeSheDoesntHitYou but when you finally break away from her she threatens to ruin your life.
— Bōsōzoku Ippongo (@Snapai_Taro) February 10, 2018
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she threatens to hurt herself if you leave her.
— ya boi Sam (@samthem3m3) March 27, 2018
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she tries to tell you who you can and can’t have in your life and she likes to say it’s out of love
— Josh (@nacc_arato) March 20, 2018
#MaybeSheDoesntHitYou but you can’t just be human – you have to be the perfect husband/father or else you are the terrible husband/father who does nothing around the house, ignores the kids, and takes her for granted.
— Rob Freundlich (@rob_freundlich) March 30, 2018
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she ia constantly trying to break up with you and manipulating your personality and trying to make you feel bad
— Daniel V. (@Pandi_Riqui) March 28, 2018
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she constantly invalidates your interests as not masculine enough, guilts you into sex, says she’s more manly than you, and blames you when your mental health is acting up.
— Super K(Commie)ami Guru Daddy (@WeightsnTattoos) February 12, 2018
#maybeshedoesnthityou but she falsely accused you of abuse. That takes away credibility from real victims. Abuse and lying about it are bad.
— Aaron Lewis (@AaronLewis97) October 27, 2016