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i) Woman abused by her girlfriend. Kicks and punches. Victim was 6`1", athletic build. Abuser was a head shorter and far less strong. Victim sheltered by friend. Abuse never reported because it didn`t fit the "man bad, woman good" pattern that feminism has imposed on how DV is treated.
ii) Man abused by his girlfriend. Kicks, punches, weapons, hospitalised 3 times with broken bones, genital injuries, etc. Abuser was a foot shorter than victim, maybe half upper body strength. Victim arrested from hospital because he`d slapped the abuser to shock her enough for him to run out the doorway she was blocking while beating him with a baseball bat. She was completely uninjured (even then, he didn`t use full force), he was hospitalised again (broken arm this time). But he was the one arrested, because he was a man.
The anti-male sexism regarding DV is so extreme and so ubiquitous that facts are difficult to find.
Considering DV only, it is far from clear that more women than men are on the receiving end of physical violence. People are trained to assume so, but it`s far from clear it`s true. Studies have been done asking the same questions of large numbers of people of both sexes and the results were extremely similar for men and women.
Relative strength may seem relevant, but it is largely irrelevant - what matters most is the will to do harm. Extra physical strength is not armour.
as jimmy carr once said, i dont understand hitting your wife, its like keying your own car
Needed to be said.
But what do I know? Me only know fists are for wacking.
It already has, but hardly anyone gives a damn. After all, it`s only men. It`s not like they`re people or anything. Besides, everything is men`s fault anyway, didn`t you know?
Feminism has been particularly successful in the area of violence.
Much the same as the reasons why someone might want to beat a man, plus a disregard for the social norm that violence against a woman is many times worse than the same violence against a man.
As for domestic violence, abusers are usually violent in other contexts as well. Probably right back to being a bully at school. They`re that sort of person, on the whole.
Is there anyone who is capable of rational thought and who thinks she has a point? If so, I`ll be happy to explain why she`s so wrong.
I had one friend who was victim to all of those things. Fiance excerted a great deal of control over him, isolated him from his friends, family, dictated what he could or couldn`t do...even kicked him in the nuts when he screwed up.Both genders do this.
There are many reasons people in that situation might give to themselves as a reason to stay, especially when the violence is irregular and relatively minor *in a physical sense* (which is more common - advocates deliberately use unrepresentatively extreme cases to create a bigger effect).
But many people do stay, for various bad reasons that made sense to them at the time. Men have nowhere to go for support or shelter, so they have more reason to stay, but even for men it really isn`t enough reason if you look at it objectively. And that`s the key - it`s not objective to the people involved. Maybe they believe the abuser who is genuinely sorry and says it won`t happen again. Like the last time. Maybe they still love them (mad, but it happens). Maybe they fear being tracked down if they leave (which is much rarer than the scare stories would have them believe). Maybe the abuser has messed with their mind first and they believe it was their fault.
Because violence ALWAYS makes sense. Realize that there are people out there who get violent at the drop of a hat. And a woman might stay with a man who does that because she does know how/can`t get out. And she might have stuck around because she knew it would be worse if she ran.
"Plus, it goes against the whole "Men-over-women" stereotype of hardcore Christians."
You think that comes from christianity? Boy, you need to take a history AND an anthropology class.
Not to mention this was banned in the UK not US, where christianity is hardly as prevalent and pervasive. Nice try with the whole christian bashing thing though!
there are worse things on tv everydayi dont get it.........."
Not as adverts in the UK.
Actually, not at all in the UK.
Have you read the ruling by the body that screens adverts for broadcasting on UK TV?
there are worse things on tv everydayi dont get it..........
Is there anyone who doesn`t? It`s been a big political issue for decades, everyone knows about it. It`s been a political issue for centuries, actually, it`s just that mass media is a fairly recent thing.
Except when the victim is a man and/or the abuser is a woman, of course. Hardly anyone wants to know about it then, because domestic violence as an issue is totally dominated by feminism and therefore by the idea that abusers are male and victims are female (moderate) or that "males" are abusers and women are victims (extremist).
Violence deemed offensive is generally banned in UK adverts. So you can use women beating men in adverts, because that`s generally deemed to be OK, but not the other way round. Gratuitous, excessive violence deliberately meant to be offensive is generally banned too, so this would fall foul of the rules on two counts.
I also think it`s stupid. They`ll air Criminal Minds, where people getting slaughtered like animals is aired. They`ll air CSI, where people investigate bodyparts in dumpsters.They`ll air Fringe, where deformed skeletal remains are running around biting people`s heads off at dark.
But they won`t air this, because it`s political.Plus, it goes against the whole "Men-over-women" stereotype of hardcore Christians.
@ Nath2k8 - A lot of women stay in abusive relationships. Many of them do not know how or are to scared to get out of them.
in any case, i`m guessing this is only aired in europe since its a bit too graphic and disturbing to make it on american tv...
personally, i really don`t like seeing stuff like this...so bad to think that this is such a common thing nowadays...they should cut these a-holes balls off...
Yes, because the important thing is how attractive the victim is. I mean, why would you care about an unattractive woman that was being abused? Ugh. Your comment pissed me off.
im usually a pretty big douche but even i found that to be in poor taste
the beating wasnt believable tho, after one stomach kick someone wouldnt continue with the kicks.. maybe a stomp but after that they would move to sumthin else.
lol...my ex used to drive me crazy after 3 years but id never hit her...and she REALLY annoyed me sometimes..lol.
Play it safe, guys! Use protection! Handcuffs and a cage at the minimum before full-on abuse!