Fox host Tucker Carlson has a message for male victims of domestic violence: "That is embarrassing, getting beaten up by your girlfriend."
But domestic violence against men, carried out by women, is no small problem. In 2013, the CDC reported that 29% of heterosexual men in the U.S. reported being victims of domestic violence at the hands of their female partners. And that doesn’t account for the number of assaults that go unreported.
If anyone should be “embarrassed,” it should be Fox, given Tucker Carlson’s repulsive behavior. Rhetoric like his is a perfect example of why male victims may be less inclined to speak out about their abuse.
Carlson’s minimizing abuse of men in no isolated incident. In early June, the same host said that teenage boys think that sexual harassment from a female teacher is the "greatest thing that ever happened." A month later he attacked a kid for reporting statutory rape as "whiny."