Necessary but not sufficient

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The term necessary but not sufficient originated in mathematics but is widely applicable elsewhere. It describes a situation in which a certain condition must be true but that condition alone will not provide the solution. In the case of men's rights, this is important when it comes to addressing claims that DV/IPV is gendered. It is necessary for MRAs and anti-feminists to present solid and verifiable evidence that DV/IPV is not gendered. But due to the emotive aspect of this topic prevalent in a large proportion of the population evidence alone is not the solution, but it is part of the solution. The evidence is necessary but it is not sufficient. Along with the evidence other approaches need to be undertaken to achieve the desired outcome.