Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Domestic violence: male or female?

Despite what the plethora of domestic violence posters on government building walls might suggest, women don't hit partners less. They just don't hit with as much of a wallop:

"This bibliography examines 209 scholarly investigations: 161 empirical studies and 48 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 201,500."
References Examining Assaults By Women On Their Spouses Or Male Partners: An Annotated Bibliography

RADAR: Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting

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