n. excuses which try to rationalize why men beat their women. Most men who physically abuse their wives or domestic partners usually claim that they were provoked into anger and violence. In their eyes or in their culture, this makes wife battery more acceptable.

BATTERING MEN'S EXCUSES: "Far from being the truth, battering men's excuses are simply rationalizations for their violent behavior."
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