Wives beating up their disobedient or wayward husbands was once perceived as downright hilarious. Maybe it was the shock of the role reversal (wife-battering was a commonplace in those days) or that men who submitted to female authority were viewed by Victorians as snark-worthy fools, but it's no laughing matter: those attitudes remain at the heart of our culture today.
The abuse of men and trans by partners is largely ignored, hushed up, or dismissed. Worse, the victims themselves often feel too embarrassed or unempowered to report such crimes. In some cases, they don't even realize that they are even being abused, so ingrained in our culture is the notion that it's not as meaningful when a trans or a man is assaulted or raped as it is when it happens to a bio woman. The unfairness of that attitude has always burned me up.
I've had clients in my practice who literally refused to believe they were in an abusive relationship until I asked them "what would you say about this relationship if your kid or your best friend was in it?" Even when they know they are being abused, many men won't report it to the cops. A close friend of mine, who was assaulted by his long-time partner, told me, "The cops won't take me seriously because I've got two strikes against me: I'm male and I'm gay." I get it. I know.