Excerpts from this Wikipedia article offer insights into just how imbalanced the reporting and understanding of Domestic Violence Against Men (DVAM) really is….!
Violence by women against men is widespread and underreported. The official figure in the United Kingdom, for example, is about 50% of the number of acts of violence by men against women, but there are indications that only about 10% of male victims of female violence report the incidents to the authorities, mainly due to taboos and fears of misunderstanding created by a culture of masculine expectations.
A report from Canada even found men to be more than 22% more likely to be victims of spousal violence than women. Sexual violence by women against men is even more taboo and even less studied or recognized.
Men who are victims of domestic violence are at times reluctant to report it or to seek help. There is also an established paradigm that only males perpetrate domestic violence and are never victims. As with other forms of violence against men, intimate partner violence is generally less recognized in society when the victims are men.
Violence of women against men in relationships is often ‘trivialized' due to the supposed weaker physique of women; in such cases the use of dangerous objects and weapons is omitted. Research since the 1990s has identified issues of perceived and actual bias when police are involved, with the male victim being negated even whilst injured.
Writing for TIME, Cathy Young (http://time.com/3432838/emma-watson-feminism-men-women/) criticised the feminist movement for not doing enough to challenge double standards in the treatment of male victims of physical abuse and sexual assault.