Monday, August 27, 2012

National differences in female partner violence

In this WHO study of ever-partnered women in 10 countries, Ethiopia has the highest percent ever being physically or sexually assault by a partner--71 percent. Japan has the lowest with 15 percent. The authors chalk it up to differences in economic development. I'm not so sure.

10 comments:

princenuadha said...

It's so intellectually dishonest to exclusively look at one genders violence within a relationship.

Basically, they loose all context (how many men are abused, and how much abuse is mutual) which makes the findings mostly useless.

Anonymous said...

"It's so intellectually dishonest to exclusively look at one genders violence within a relationship."

No it isn't.

Of the thousands of couples I have ever known, I cannot think of a single example where the man is at greater risk for genuine physical injury than the woman.

Men who think violence against men by women is a problem worth our attention are delusional.

What is a genuine problem is women being so purposefully provocative that men snap, do something, and get in big trouble. There goes the chance to see the kids.

Anonymous said...

There is little violence against men, except for maybe prison rape.

There is far more violence and molestation against teenage boys (younger men) by (older) men though. But even that is not a huge proportion (it's a minority).

I'd say there's more injustice done by feminist modern women against men, but not violence.

There's a lot of injustice against men nowadays.

CH said...

"What is a genuine problem is women being so purposefully provocative that men snap, do something, and get in big trouble. There goes the chance to see the kids."

this is why it was understood, back before feminism and equalism fouled the culture, that the occasional slap a wife might receive from her husband was no grounds for a felony charge. there was tacit acknowledgement that women often wielded their own particular brand of power in malignant ways.

of course, pummeling-style abuse a la rihanna is in a different league, and something you find endemic in the lower classes.

princenuadha said...

"Of the thousands of couples I have ever known, I cannot think of a single example where the man is at greater risk for genuine physical injury than the woman."

Hundreds of scientific studies say otherwise. http://csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm

Women will injure men by using surprise, weapons, or just rage.

And of course you won't have as much experience with men being attacked by their girlfriends. Do you think guys come foreword with kind of stuff, especially when most people are going to tell them they don't have real problems.

You must know that people react very differently when a man is attacked than a woman. Recently on "the talk" one of the host said that it was lovely when referring to a guy who got his dick cut off in his sleep by his bitch girlfriend. Pretty sick, right? Well, the whole audience started laughing and applauding...

Aeoli Pera said...

princenuadha,

While I'm truly surprised that women are as violent as men in the context of a relationship, I'm open to the idea. After all, men are the disposable sex, so we (as a society) aren't upset when they're killed.

Which means we under-react to the news that a woman assaulted her husband (plus he can take care of himself, right?). Under-reaction usually means under-reporting.

Dr. Helen (PJ media) often talks about the double standard of laughing at male genital mutilation. But the same biological principle holds: men are disposable.

There's plenty of sperm to go around.

Vito said...

No surprise here. Anything to do with violence, the negro will always be at the top of the list and the asian at the bottom.

Anonymous said...

male-female:
Tropics
Sub-tropics
Mid-latitude muslim
Mid-latitude non-muslim
Euro
East asian

male-male:
Tropics
Sub-tropics
Euro
Mid-latitudes
East asian

as male-female is a mixture of both a natural inclination to violence and a cultural desire to control whereas male-male is mostly just inclination to violence.

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"Hundreds of scientific studies say otherwise"

Women lose their temper and hit men all the time. Mine does it now and then especially when she's menstruating. As it mostly just bounces off i don't take it seriously.

On the other hand if i lost my temper and hit her she'd go flying across the room hence why the two are treated differently (on average).

I agree the anti-male feminist nonsense should be ignored but men (on average) do *need* to be more restrained for practical reasons.

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"and something you find endemic in the lower classes."

No you don't.

You find it more maybe but it's only endemic among the left side of certain specific ethnic and cultural groups.

Anonymous said...

Off topic:
Is there any evidence that sorority sisters have more children and/or get married at a greater rate than non-sorority coeds? What about fraternity brothers vs. non greek males?

Erica Thompson said...

Off topic: Is there any evidence that sorority sisters have more children and/or get married at a greater rate than non-sorority coeds? What about fraternity brothers vs. non greek males?