WHY DOES HE DO THAT? HERE’S EXACTLY WHY!
People who work in the field of domestic violence get frustrated whenever someone asks of a victim, “Why does she stay?” Why, they wonder, isn’t the question for the abuser, as in “Why does he do that?”
Finally someone asked the question, and it was Chuck Derry, director of the Gender Violence Institute in Clearwater, Minnesota. The answers are not unexpected, but they are disturbing, revealing, and clearly paint a picture of abusers and their motivations when they decide to abuse. The benefits to them are so numerous, maybe the better question is, “Why would he ever stop?”
Derry has helped to end men’s violence against women for thirty years, first as men’s program coordinator with male offenders in Minnesota, then as a founder of the Gender Violence Institute. That organization provides training and assistance nationally and internationally on the dynamics of domestic violence, criminal justice system reform, effective coordinated community responses to DV, and rehabilitative programs for men who batter.
Join us as we discuss why abusers do it and how they benefit by being abusive.
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