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By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist offers a nerve-racking new examine an underreported kind of family violence―the abuse of men.

• the newest examine figures and updated surveys at the incidence of intimate accomplice violence opposed to men

• own interviews and instances drawn from media assurance of politicians and different public figures

• a specific bibliography

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Another significant study in this area was published in the Journal of Sex Research and found that 12 percent of gay males studied reported being victims of forced sex by current or most recent partners, and 31 percent of lesbians reported forced sex. 6). The contributors to Naming the Violence: Speaking Out about Lesbian Battering made it clear that they feared the revelations might harm the battered women’s movement. This was certainly not their purpose, nor is it the intent of this book.  K.

Certainly, there are factors that help to explain this finding (such as women more often being the primary caretakers of children), but it is clear that one kind of violence prompts other forms of violence. If it is permissible for a woman to slap or hit her mate, is it not then permissible by the same reasoning or standard for her to slap or hit her child? Increasing the Chances Another important reason why advocates for female victims of domestic violence should be concerned about female perpetrators is that when a woman strikes her male partner, she greatly increases her chances of becoming a victim herself.

If advocates for battered women had to limit their numbers to the 188,000 women a year who are assaulted with severe injury-producing results (as Straus estimates), the totality of the problem would be underestimated. Use of this figure alone would certainly hamper public education and funding for services. Use of only the DOJ’s National Crime Victim Survey results, which has fluctuated but is trending downward for women at one million to 840,000 intimate violent victimizations against women and 143,000 to 150,000 equally violent male victimizations a year, also underestimates the problem.

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