Gender & DV: the key facts
- The problem of domestic/family intimate partner violence is largely a problem of violence by men against women and children.
- Comparing men’s violence against female partners & ex-partners and women’s violence against male partners & ex-partners, men’s violence:
- Is far more common
- Has much worse impacts
- Is far less likely to be self-defence
- If we only ‘count violent acts’, males look like 1 in 3 or 4 of victims. But as soon as we look at impact, meaning, context, & history, we find profound gender contrasts.
Note: In the past we have steered away from discussing statistics about domestic abuse on this blog, especially stats about gender and DV. But because people perennially share questionable stats about gender and DV on social media, we have decided to publish this post.
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