Tags Why are men more likely to be violent than women? Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. By Ian Hughes Thursday 26 Feb1: But why is this?
I approach this writing with some trepidation because it will run counter in some areas to the current debate regarding domestic violence. When wading in these highly volatile and controversial waters, one finds that disclaimers — like life jackets — must be affixed to the body of the argument.
Violence against women Inan estimated 19, rapes and sexual assaults — overwhelmingly against women — took place in the military.
Girls younger than 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s. And pregnancy is consistently among the leading causes of death for girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide. Incidents of domestic violence against women occur every 15 seconds in the U.
Yet, although violence against women and girls includes domestic violence, not all domestic violence features women and girls as the victims.
Sometimes, the woman is the abuser. Let me be clear, the hesitance in speaking about female-initiated domestic violence is rooted in a very real concern about what the discussion can give way to: That, however, fails to be a compelling reason not to discuss the role of women in domestic violence.
Neither does a hard look at real terrorism, perpetrated by entities such as the Islamic State, have to degenerate into Islamophobia. So, conversely, a sincere critique regarding the totality of domestic violence does not have to be reduced to a capitulation to misogyny and sexist insensitivity.
Female-initiated domestic abuse Women are three times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by their male counterpart than vice versa.
Though those numbers suggest a more dire need, they do not connote that women are completely innocent when it comes to domestic violence. A man is the victim of domestic abuse every These numbers are not inconsequential and the frequency is far from insignificant.
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. From this information researchers found that of the 18, relationships, 76 percent were non-violent and 24 percent were violent.
Of the 24 percent that were violent, half had been reciprocal and half had not — reciprocal meaning there was violence inflicted by both partners. Although more men than women 53 percent versus 49 percent had experienced nonreciprocal violent relationships, more women than men 52 percent versus 47 percent had taken part in ones involving reciprocal violence.
This statistic was undoubtedly the most striking: 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.
Further, while injury was more likely when violence was perpetrated by men, in relationships that featured reciprocal violence men were injured more often 25 percent of the time than women 20 percent of the time.
And yet, these numbers prompt a resounding backlash. No person — female or male — is asking for it, and no victim — female or male — should be blamed for what is done to them.
If we are serious about addressing domestic violence, then we must deal with all of the incarnations of the realities of domestic violence. Mixed messages This writer does not pretend to have all the answers when it comes to this issue, but this can be said with a great deal of certitude: Confusing the very people one is trying to affect is not a sound strategy for change.
If only one person in the relationship is supposed to exercise control, if both partners are not equally responsible for keeping a relationship respectful and free of violence, we will have succeeded in changing nothing. Their confusion reflects our societal misunderstanding of domestic violence and our muddled perceptions about gender.
Just as we have done with women, we are trapping men in certain gender-based stereotypical straightjackets. This leads to two very important questions that are rarely asked: Is a woman ever responsible for a physical altercation that takes place between her and her male partner?
Does a man ever have the right to tell a woman to not put her hands on him and expect her to respect that?
Statistical and anecdotal data says the first question is barely acknowledged, and the second is treated by and large as an April Fools joke. The same protocols that are used to address domestic violence against women are used to handle domestic violence against men, and the research tells us that the same abusive behaviors and tactics demonstrated by men physical, verbal and emotional threats and intimidation are also demonstrated by women.
And the fear and shame that is felt as a result of being abused, as well as the excuses made to cover up the abuse, are not gender-specific. Additionally, some researchers estimate that about 20 percent of men who call law enforcement to report an abusive spouse or partner, are, in turn, arrested for domestic abuse.
There are signs, at least in the health care field, that these perceptions about men being the victims of intimate partner violence are beginning to change. The world-renowned Mayo Clinic has posted helpful information for men who have been victims of domestic violence.
I have practically lived at Mayo this year and can attest that the same questions that were once asked only of women in regard to domestic violence, are now being asked of men with great frequency. Child abuse Courtesy of recent revelations surrounding NFL players, child abuse — another form of domestic violence — is also grabbing headlines.
According to child welfare studies, mothers are almost twice as likely to be directly involved in child maltreatment as fathers.Why do most abusive partners resort to domestic abuse? That so many children are willing to live with their parents again suggests they have closer relationships with parents than previous generations did.
While the numbers do show that Blacks are over-represented in acts of murder and violent crime in the U.S. and other countries, Dr. Amos Wilson says the reasons they resort to violence and crime. Why do men resort to domestic violence One of the most overlooked forms of violence in today's society is domestic violence.
Domestic violence is most likely to occur behind closed doors, which is one of the main reasons why domestic violence is not given that much attention. Why do men in the United States resort to domestic violence?
Domestic violence is an intense or furious often-destructive action or force within the household. Domestic violence is measured by any physical or verbal abuse. This abuse could be used against any person within the family, or .
Why are men more likely to be violent than women? Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic.
Sep 03, · Why do men resort to violance against women? they are more caring n nurturing, they are more organised n gentle, show more As a man i never understood why do men harass women, act violent and aggressive towards them, Women are at least 1/2 the perpetrators of domestic violence towards men, and the majority of child abusersStatus: Resolved.