I met Alex Skeel last year at the Mankind Conference in Manchester. A quiet, unassuming man, his story is one of extreme abuse and violence. His abuser is now in prison – the first woman in the UK to be imprisoned for coercive and controlling behaviour. Every story is unique but this type of abuse by a woman is by no means isolated – despite what the mainstream media and women’s groups would have us believe. At Mencasa we’re hearing stories of abuse from men regularly and increasingly as they are finding their voice in a world that encourages silence and compliance from them.
Alex is lucky to be alive, it could have ended – like it has for others – so differently.
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