Way back in 1999, Stats Canada did a survey of 11,607 men1 over the age of 15. Out of all of those blokes, between 1994 – 1999 – seven percent experienced some type of spousal abuse on at least one occasion, compared with 8% of their female counterparts.
Feminists and men-haters out there always yap on about how the overwhelming majority of domestic abuse perpetrators are men. The Stats Canada survey clearly sends a loud and clear message to feminists which is:
IN YOUR FACE!
Another study of 12 married blokes between 25 – 47 showed that the men sustained injuries such as multiple bruises and abrasions, dislocated ribs, injured genitalia, minor head trauma, numerous lacerations, and internal injuries. Weapons used by the wives included clothes hangers, steak knives, scissors, screwdrivers, cellular phones, fingernails, metal pots and pans, rolling pins, keys and other thrown objects. This study provided some insight into the respondents’ feelings about their situations and the effect those situations had on their self-identity:
The surveyed blokes indicated that they were often met with reactions of disbelief, surprise and skepticism from the staff of domestic abuse shelters, legal-based institutions and hospitals, as well as friends and neighbours.
Of the 495 American couples in the 1995 National Family Violence Survey for whom one or more abusive incidents were reported by a female respondent, the husband was the only violent partner in 25.9% of the cases, the wife was the only one to be violent in 25.5% of the cases, and both were violent in 48.6% of the cases.
Decreased Walloping Rates
According to the Department of Justice2, an estimated 7 percent of Canadian women and men aged 15 years and over who were in a current or previous, marital or common-law relationship, experienced some form of spousal violence between 1999 – 2004. This includes a rate of 7 percent for women (653,000 women) and 6 percent for men (546,000 men).
If you’re a feminist – quit with your sexist bullshit. These are the facts. Not my opinions. Instead of being female rights campaigners, become equal rights campaigners.
Domestic violence is abhorrent and should not be tolerated for one single second. Neither should sexist women who try to minimize the importance and gravity of abuse that men suffer at the hands of women.
Lastly – sorry feminists, but the Duluth model is flawed. It is severely hampered by its rigid insistence on a gendered concept of violence, defined as something done only by men, and only to women. I think I’ve showed here that that is not the case.