Violent Women Redux

The following are excerpts from and links to a few articles on the subject of violent women.

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…Miss Laframboise neatly turns the MacKinnon ravings (such as “Compare victim’s reports of rape with women’s reports of sex. They are a lot alike”) upside down by comparing them with “flesh and blood” reports in the Landers column. The latter run the behavioral gamut. Some men behave badly; some are criminal abusers; others behave honourably. Still others write to praise their mothers, wives and daughters, and are praised by them. Since Miss Dworkin has stated that any woman who enjoys sexual relations with a man is a “collaborator,” and Miss Faludi believes that any man who wants to be a “good provider for his family” really intends only to oppress his wife, it’s doubtful they will accept such testimony.

The book takes aim at the studies NACSOW and other government agencies use to “prove” that Canadian men are engaged in a “war against women.” To back the claim that 29% of women have been assaulted by spouses, Statistics Canada included those who have been “grabbed” during an argument (a deplorable action but hardly a vicious one). The Panel on Violence went StatsCan several steps better by discovering that 98% of women have been assaulted. “Since obscene phone calls qualified as ‘violence’,” Miss Laframboise comments, “it’s surprising that the total wasn’t 100 percent.”

The results have been skewed, she charges, by such techniques as surveying unrepresentative populations (residents of battered women’s shelters), and extrapolating to the general population. Moreover, for the data to mean anything, women’s experiences had to be set beside men’s. Therefore StatsCan conducted a two-part study, but then refused to publish the figures on male victims of female violence. A shocking 17.8% of men “admitted to behaving in a ‘violent’ manner toward their spouses.” But so did 23.3% of women, and 6.2% acknowledged actually “beating up their partner” – compared to 2.5% for men….

Source: Alberta Report, 29 April 1996, p. 38
Review by: Nathan M. Greenfield
Title: “The distorted view of radical feminists: can Sunera Thobani, et. al, like the fabled princess, ever escape the tower?

Additional excerpts from Donna Laframboise’s book The Princess at the Window

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REFERENCES EXAMINING ASSAULTS BY WOMEN ON THEIR SPOUSES OR MALE PARTNERS:

AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Martin S. Fiebert
Department of Psychology
California State University, Long Beach
Last updated: September 2008

SUMMARY:  This bibliography examines 246 scholarly investigations: 187 empirical studies and 59 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 237,750.

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Debunking Domestic Violence Statistics

The following is a copy of a letter written by Eeva Sodhi in response to a Globe and Mail article, 2002 02 23:

The Globe and Mail: Child-welfare time lost on paperwork, report says
By SIMON COOPER INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
[A summary of the article is appended —WHS]

The article bemoans the lack of social services workers in Ontario, for which reason violence against women, so it is alleged, cannot receive the full attention it deserves from the government of Ontario.

Sir,

The problem is not that there are insufficient numbers of social workers. Rather, it is the allocation of those resources. What is needed is to re-educate social workers and reassign their priorities.

It is of grave concern that the entire, and I mean entire, emphasis now is on the so-called family/domestic, etc. violence, which in the social worker lingo means “violence against women”. Children are linked as appendices to women and only receive attention when they can be used as propaganda tools.

Though the scientific community now has to admit that females are at least as violent as males, even if they may express it in a slightly different manner, often perpetrating their acts of aggression by proxy, all counselling is based on William Glasser’s Reality Therapy.

    Men’s therapy groups – to stop the violence that exists in relationships between men and women. Therapists use a discussion format to explore men’s violence in relationships and to propose non-violent alternatives for solving problems. Responsibility for one’s actions and consequence of choice are emphasized.

Women’s therapy groups – to increase women’s understanding of violence between partners and to provide them with strategies for protecting themselves against that violence. Therapists encourage open and frank discussion about past violence and explore methods of avoiding violence in the future.

The Ontario government spends $145 million [a year] in direct contributions to combat violence against women, yet there is no evidence to support the hypothesis that we are in the grips of an all out epidemic of wife beatings and homicides. Rather, all the available data point to the other direction: women are the aggressors, not the aggrieved, especially when it comes to child abuse, often fatal.

Health Canada is currently compiling ER data on injury admissions….(Full Story)

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Male and Female Domestic Violence Rates

The implications of the report from which the excerpt shown below was copied are mind-boggling….(Full Story)

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Last but not least,

Violent women

It is a good thing that not all women are violent, but many women are.

It is a good thing that not all men fight back when women attack them, but some men do. They sometimes live to fight back. If men do fight back, they will live to regret that they did.

In our society it is alright for a woman to attack a man. It is never alright for a man to defend himself against an attacking woman.

If it does not sit right with you that there is never an excuse for men to fight back against a woman, you better have a look at the video accessible a bit farther down….(Full Story)

Make sure that you see the video on violent women identified in that article.

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