Domestic Violence "Epidemic" Afflicting Women? Hardly....

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    Great article; sources in link following quote:

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    http://www.soundpolitics.com/archives/006217.html
     
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    100% of all human beings suffer verbal abuse at some point. What a bunch of crap.
     
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    How the hell would you know that 100% of humans suffer verbal abuse, you idiotic piece of crap? I bet you can't even spell "5-string bass," let alone play one!!!

    :D :laugh: Just kidding dude. I agree with you.
     
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    I haven't had my second coffee yet....is this based on self-reporting? if so, self-reporting surveys are notoriously dodgy.

    Is there an epidemic of domestic violence against women?

    Let's put it this way. In any given period of 24 hours where I live there are usually quite a few reports of men biffing their female partners either in the house or chasing them down the street with some sort of weapon or stabbing them in the house or in the front garden or out in the street. I don't know about epidemic, but it's very common. In the working class suburbs the cops get called. In the posh suburbs she says nothing until she can see her doctor.
     
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    There's these things called hope and pride . . .

    Hope the bastard will change one day and too much pride to tell.

    Working in a busy Casualty (ER) dept. you see it all too often. Used to happen fairly regularly on station too. The RAF Wive's Clubs are like the jungle drums - if one of the wives is being abused you can bet all the others will know about it.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand what message the article was trying to make.
    Are we for or against abuse? :D
     
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    I'm for it but only ocassionally---more than that get's boring. :funnyface
     
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    Maybe if you mixed them up a bit.

    Really tho', this is serious stuff.
     
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    My take on it is that the article is trying to minimise domestic violence. Of course it's bullshit. I don't give a rat's arse about the so-called declining rate of domestic violence. I've seen enough of it over the years to know it's not going away.

    But to be fair I also get very cranky with those who seek to use the fact of domestic violence as some sort of political propaganda. The fact that it exists is obvious, squabbling about the rate for political reasons is really stupid.
     
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    You are right, it isn't going away. But why do you suppose that is? I mean what is making people so angry that they have to hit, humiliate or devalue someone they have vowed to love? Or their child? There are a few women on this board who understand what domestic violence is first hand.
     

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