Proxy violence is a common phenomenon in which a person incites others to commit a violent act against another on their behalf. It is common for women to use proxy violence to harm men. Typically other men will heed the call of the woman to harm the male victim. Women will generally make claims, false or otherwise, against the intended male victim and other men will respond with violence against the victim without seeking any proof of the woman's claims. This form of proxy violence is classified as male on male violence even though it was instigated by a woman. The woman inciting the proxy violence avoids personal risk of injury and often entirely avoids punishment.