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War of the Genders

A confrontational soapbox for rants and politically incorrect manifestos regarding feminism, chauvinism, dating and gender issues.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Survival of the Loudest

Even I was speechless when I read this amazingly researched and well-argued chapter by Warren Farrell that proves that women are more violent than men. I figured that at the very least, physical aggression (as opposed to other forms of abuse) is a realm ruled by men and that women are by far the more obvious victims of the fist. But no.

Of course, a search for words like 'domestic violence' on the internet produces only stories of battered women and organizations that synonymize domestic violence with men, but that was to be expected.

Since he presents such a strong and comprehensive case, I have nothing more to add except an amusing scene I witnessed the other month: I was at a rock concert where two girls were running around biting men (biting as in hard enough to leave huge ugly bruises). Of course this was all ascribed to crazy fun but when I asked one of her shocked victims why he didn't simply punch the girl that was biting him, he said: 'I can't - it's wrong to hit girls'.



There has been extensive resarch on the topic that proves that "domestic violence" is at least equally shared among sexes, despite the mainstream media coverage.


"SUMMARY: This bibliography examines 174 scholarly investigations: 138 empirical studies and 36 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. The aggregate sample size in the reviewed studies exceeds 163,800."

October 30, 2005 11:37 pm  

What about child abuse:


"Data on perpetrators from 21 States indicate that, of the 554,047 perpetrators identified, 61.8 percent were female and 38.2 percent were male. As shown in figure 3-1, female perpetrators were typically younger than male perpetrators. Of female perpetrators, 41.5 percent were younger than 30 years of age, but only 31.2 percent of male perpetrators fell within this age group. [...]

As shown in Figure 3-2, the most common pattern of maltreatment was a child victimized by a female parent acting alone (44.7%). Both parents were identified as perpetrators for 17.7 percent of the child victims, and male parents acting alone were identified as perpetrators for 15.9 percent of the victims"

October 31, 2005 12:05 am  

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