The common perception of domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) is as something men perpetrate against women. Data suggests this is an inaccurate picture.
Teaching that men should not hit women but that no such prohibition exists for women hitting men violates the social principal of reciprocity and threatens the social fabric. The solution to this is to teach that all violence is unacceptable.
One in five intimate partner homicides in Australia is a woman murdering her male partner.
One of the key indicators of whether a woman will be a victim of IPV is whether she is a perpetrator of DV/IPV. "Reciprocity was associated with more frequent violence among women". Women are more likely to be injured as a result of IPV so it follows one key way that women could avoid being a victim of IPV is to not be a perpetrator. To be clear this is not about provocation in the moment. Rather this a long term trend in which a man and a woman initiate IPV against each other. If the woman initiates IPV research clearly shows she's more likely to be a victim of IPV as well.
Women Initiate More IPV
- Women show higher rates of physical violence against partners
Women's violence against children
- Good discussion on /r/science
- Harvard study says 70 percent of domestic violence is committed by women against men
- More on the Harvard study says 70 percent of domestic violence is committed by women against men
- Still more on the Harvard study says 70 percent of domestic violence is committed by women against men
- When DV was one sided, women were perpetrators 70% of the time
- Media Radar
- Dunedin Study
- Dunedin Study article
- Meta analysis in to female violence on male partners by Martin Fielbert
- Partner Abuse State of Knowledge project (PASK)
- Domestic Violence Studies - Equal Justice Foundation
- CDC Study more Men than Women Victims of Partner Abuse
- The Woozle Effect
- Intimate Terrorists
- Family Violence in Canada - A Statistical Profile
- See tables 1.2 and 1.3 on pages 16 and 17
- Processes Explaining the Concealment and Distortion of Evidence on Gender Symmetry in Partner Violence
- partner Abuse journal
- More men than women victims of DV, according to CDC
- The Mayo Clinic
- Women more controlling than men
- IPV Hospitalisation
- Disproving the DVDRT
Over 200 studies from universities and organizations like the following have PROVEN Domestic Violence is gender equal and NOT gender specific.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY - The Harvard Health study found that when violence was one-sided, meaning unprovoked, both men and the women themselves who took the study said 70% OF THE TIME IT WAS THE WOMEN WHO COMMITTED VIOLENCE AGAINST THE MEN.
- Domestic violence Not always one sided
- Harvard Study says 70 percent of domestic violence is committed by women against men
- Thirty Years of Denying the Evidence on Gender Symmetry in Partner Violence
DV in Lesbian Relationships
Denying sex is IPV when men do it
- When men do it, it's IPV
- When someone suggests the same for women, all hell breaks lose
- The Cut mocks a man denied sex
- Domestic Violence against men
- male domestic violence victims often arrested due to false accusations by their abusers study finds
- Hate Movement
Sources used to claim that M->F is the majority of DV/IPV
This report from the AIHW is used to claim that women are the majority of victims. In reality all it says is that women are over-represented among those more seriously injured, which is widely recognised in the literature. This report entirely fails to mention reciprocal IPV.
- Homicide between intimate partners in Australia
- AIC Homicide Report 2007-2008
- AIC Homicide Report 2008-2010
- AIC Homicide Report 2010-2012
- AIC Homicide Report 2012-2014
- Domestic/family homicide in Australia 1 July 2002 through 30 June 2012
- EXPERIENCE OF PARTNER VIOLENCE SINCE THE AGE OF 15, 2012
- Shows declining rates
- No.90 Homicide between Intimate Partners in Australia
- Ex police officer says that domestic violence is not a gendered issue. At 11:41 she says that "the statistics are basically a fraud."