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Don't trust what your misandric humanities professor tells you about domestic violence. There was no general acceptance of wife-beating throughout U.S. history; on the contrary, wife beaters were subsequently beaten to death by neighbors or other members of the community.

Other men were subject to near-drowning as a form of punishment. Some were flogged, some were lynched, others were run out of town, some were shamed in public, and others were tarred and feathered. In other cases men were beaten personally by judges and magistrates, some were by order of the legal system bound to posts and flogged, beaten with the same weapon the offender used on the victim, and in one sensational case an abuser was ordered to kiss his victim’s feet.

Most of these public actions taken against both male abusers and male victims were not singular acts committed by isolated individuals who were uninfluenced by supportive or acquiescent peer groups, but by groups of commoners or prominent public figures (such as judges) exerting actions predicated upon shared beliefs and carried out in a symbolic and sometimes brutal manner.

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