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By Philip W. Cook

An award-winning investigative journalist presents a aggravating new examine an underreported form of household violence―the abuse of men.

• the newest study figures and up to date surveys at the incidence of intimate companion violence opposed to men

• own interviews and circumstances drawn from media insurance of politicians and different public figures

• a specific bibliography

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Read my analysis of the government statistics from the [United States] and Canada to see why this is so. (See Counseling Female Offenders and Victims, 2001). Women are not murdering men like they were due to the fact that they were killing out of fear. ”49 First, the reason women murder their husbands is not always due to fear. ) In fact, a comprehensive examination by Coramae Mann and detailed below found that the majority of female spouse killers do not murder out of fear or self-defense. Some murder out of greed, others because they’ve taken a new lover and find murder a way to get rid of the old one, and for a variety of other reasons.

From my interviews with the women that do this, it’s not making her feel very good either. It’s an indication that they are out of control. Women do not like to feel out of control. We do not want to be viewed as “hysterical” women. 57 Violence in the home, whether committed by women or men, is a serious social problem. The studies show that violence is damaging in a number of ways, not just in terms of physical injury. There is ample evidence that victims of domestic violence suffer grave damage to their self-esteem, thus reducing the opportunity to be productive citizens.

I do not necessarily disagree with Tjaden’s statement that since neither side was happy, it must be a good survey. The data from the Violence Against Women Survey is interesting and valuable and is—curiously—fairly consistent (though a considerably higher per­ centage) with the average number of actual arrests of women. As the title of the survey suggests (The National Violence Against Women Survey), it certainly cannot be construed to be a survey designed to be favorable to reports of male victimization.

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