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On The Genderedness Of Domestic Violence

An English judge

Apparently Sonia Sadha hasn’t got the message yet:

We treat the victims of male violence – traumatised women and children – appallingly. Domestic abuse is a gendered crime and female survivors need refuges run by women – those who understand its victims’ trauma because they have lived it themselves.

Once domestic violence was made a proper crime – an independent one, not just the usual common law stuff against assault and all that – then folks had to start collecting accurate statistics upon it. Because the law, as opposed to politics, never was going to say that men assaulting women is a crime and women assaulting men is not.

The numbers thus being collected proving to be of interest:

the Crime Survey for England and Wales showed that an estimated 2.3 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year (1.6 million women and 757,000 men), a slight but non-significant decrease from the previous year

About two to one. Interesting difference but not quite what we’d think it is if we listened to the more hysterical voices out there:

And that the murder of women in public spaces is taking place within the context of an epidemic of male violence against us, most of which takes place behind closed doors, often by men already known to the police.

Ms. Sadha for example.

Of course, the domestic bit does mean that gender is likely to be involved. Even given the very much more exciting lifestyles of some of today’s young the average (modal, mean and median) shared household is two adults each of one sex and one each of each sex. Thus if there’s violence gender is likely to be involved…..

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Spike
Spike
6 months ago

Calling something an “epidemic” means they don’t have to prove their assertions with statistics (nor defend their proposed remedies).

jgh
jgh
6 months ago
Reply to  Spike

120 in a year out of a population of 65,000,000. 1.8×10^-4 percent.

Reed
Reed
6 months ago
Reply to  jgh

You and your hate facts.

Reed
Reed
6 months ago

Dear me, I never took you for a virtue signaller ….. until now.

Reed
Reed
6 months ago
We treat the victims of male violence – traumatised women and children – appallingly.

So what do “we” do to victims of male violence (all by implication) which is so appalling?

Reed
Reed
6 months ago

Domestic violence always was a proper (whatever that means) crime.

Reed
Reed
6 months ago

We don’t need to make domestic violence a “proper” (again, not sure what that means) crime in order to collect statistics on it.
“Hate crime” is not a crime. That doesn’t stop the police reporting incidents as a crime (and collecting statistics) when noone is ever convicted of a crime.

johnd2008
johnd2008
6 months ago

As a young constable I attended many domestic assault cases,particularly on a Friday or Saturday night after closing time Almost without exception, the woman refused to press charges or even have the man removed from the home.Without a complaint, the Police cannot charge and they know that the woman will not give evidence. As usual most of the campaigners are spouting forth without a true appreciation of all the circumstances.

Michael van der Riet
Michael van der Riet
6 months ago
Reply to  johnd2008

I did volunteer work for a shelter for abused women and by the time a woman decides to take the shelter option the abuse is pretty bad. Then by whatever means (pre cellphones) the women would tell their husbands/boyfriends where the shelter was and smuggle them in for a midnight beating-up. And THEN the other women would say that it proves how much he loves her. Laying a charge with the police — never happened.

Martin Sewell
6 months ago

Among heterosexual couples in the Western world, women use acts of physical aggression on their partners more frequently than men.
https://doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.126.5.651

Boganboy
Boganboy
6 months ago
Reply to  Martin Sewell

So the argument is that the girls are weaker so they can’t do as much damage when they strike?

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