In fact, in the 71 percent of nonreciprocal partner violence instances, the instigator was the woman.
This flies in the face of the long-held belief that female aggression in a relationship is most often predicated on self-defense.
That, however, fails to be a compelling reason not to discuss the role of women in domestic violence.
For example, an honest discussion about Israel’s occupation of Palestine need not devolve into anti-Semitism.
The study also asked subjects to answer questions about romantic or sexual relationships in which they had engaged during the previous five years and whether those relationships had involved violence.More than 830,000 men fall victim to domestic violence every year.A man is the victim of domestic abuse every 37.8 seconds in America.Let’s put this into perspective: a significant amount of the findings regarding male-as-victim intimate partner violence came about as the result of studies and surveys that were aimed at understanding domestic violence against women.
These are not studies conducted by rabid anti-women men’s groups or right-wing think tanks.Women and girls make up 98 percent of the victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation globally, per a 2005 report, though a 2008 report revealed that boys make up half of those who are sexually exploited commercially in the United States.