Male-bashing is indeed real

Re: Chris Kempling’s letter of Feb. 5 (‘Don’t forget about violence against men’):

To the editor;

Re: Chris Kempling’s letter of Feb. 5 (‘Don’t forget about violence against men’):

I can attest to this from first-hand observation, as it was a repeated occurrence I witnessed during childhood.

Sadly, my mother had a sometimes uncontrollable temper that she unleashed verbally and physically against my father and me. I do not recall my father ever retaliating  as he usually just left the house.

Strangely, when my father remarried after my mother’s death, it was to another  aggressive woman.

Having left home by this time, I was not aware of the extent of her aggression, but, after he died, I found a letter (unmailed) detailing a beating from his second wife and her daughter.

Although it is rarely considered seriously in our politically correct society, male-bashing in word and deed is a fact.

Tonia Howell

Kamloops, B.C.