Any study that says that men are predominantly batterers and women are predominantly victims you accept. Any study that says that men and women are equal you reject.
I would support an agency that catered to battered people. There doesn't seem to be any.
Resources for and about Survivors of Abuse and Trauma
The links below open Excel files listing websites that provide resource and referral information for the support of men who have experienced childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, etc) or sexual assault as an adult, as well as for battered men and partners, family members, and friends of male survivors of those experiences.
You can open an extensive list with 75 sites or an abbreviated list with 11 of the sites that we feel are most useful.
At the tops of the columns you will find the headings for Organization, Phone, and Website, followed by categories of information:
Who is served by this site?
What kind of information is available on this site?
What will I find on this site?
The top row and first column of the spreadsheet are frozen so you will always know what organization and topic are referred to.
follow this link to open the full survivors' resource file (75 sites)
follow this link to open the abbreviated survivors' resource file (top 11 sites)
Advice and support helplines for abused men
In the U.S. and Canada: Call Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women at 1-888-7HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754).
In the UK: Call ManKind Initiative at 01823 334244 or Men's Advice Line at 0808 801 0327.
In Australia: Visit One in Three Campaign for advice and hotlines.
Worldwide: Visit SAFE for a list of crisis hotlines, shelters, and other resources or International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies.
"What people should know is that abuse is about power and control, and regardless of whether the victim is a man or a woman, it is never OK," says Havilah Tower-Perkins, media relations coordinator for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. "We urge anyone whose relationship scares them to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or the TTY line for the deaf: (800) 787-3224. The Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, year round with live advocates who can answer questions, discuss safety options, and connect callers to resources in their local area. Every call to NDVH is anonymous."
You are cherry picking studies from a single researcher that neither of us can read.
The final paper you cherry picked doesn't have anything to do with domestic violence, it has to do with rape (and clearly in the case of rape the majority of perpetrators are men).
You apparently have your mind made up.
This would mean that we would treat all cases of domestic violence seriously (rather than just half of them).
But on the bright side, it would be fact-based
What do you think.
half? none of the studies suggest that
In a 2002 review of the research presenting evidence of gender symmetry, Michael Kimmel argued that more than 90% of "systematic, persistent, and injurious" violence is perpetrated by men. He was especially critical of the fact that the majority of the empirical studies reviewed by Fiebert and Archer used the conflict tactics scale (CTS) as the sole measure of domestic violence, and that many of the studies used samples composed entirely of single people under the age of thirty, as opposed to older married couples. Although the CTS is the most widely used domestic violence measurement instrument in the world, it is also one of the most criticized instruments, due to its exclusion of context variables and motivational factors in understanding acts of violence. For example, the National Institute of Justice cautions that the CTS may not be appropriate for IPV research at all "because it does not measure control, coercion, or the motives for conflict tactics." Similarly, a paper issued by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse writes
we stress that while the number of studies finding gender symmetry is ever growing, we consider their reliance on the CTS inherently limits the robustness of information produced. We argue that practitioners should have confidence that data available from multiple sources support claims of gender asymmetry in domestic violence. What the data presented here demonstrate is that both men and women perpetrate a range of different forms of aggression in relationships but may have different motivations, including self-defense. Both men and women can experience violence by an intimate partner but their experience of this is likely to be different in terms of the forms of violence experienced, its severity and impact. The severity of physical injury and levels of coercion from all forms of violence in relationships appear to be greater for women than for men.
Kimmel argues that the CTS is particularly vulnerable to reporting bias because it depends on asking people to accurately remember and honestly report incidents which have occurred up to a year previously. He argues that men tend to underestimate their use of violence, and women tend to overestimate their use of violence, whilst men tend to overestimate their partner's use of violence, and women tend to underestimate their partner's use of violence. Thus, men will likely overestimate their victimization and underestimate their perpetration, while women will underestimate their victimization and overestimate their perpetration.
He is clearly a critic of gender symmetry.
Another methodological problem is that interobserver reliability (the likelihood that the two members of the measured dyad respond similarly) is near zero for tested husband and wife couples. That is, the chances of a given couple reporting similar answers about events they both experienced is no greater than chance. On the most severe CTS items, husband-wife agreement is actually below chance: "On the item "beat up," concordance was nil: although there were respondents of both sexes who claimed to have administered beatings and respondents of both sexes who claimed to have been on the receiving end, there was not a single couple in which one party claimed to have administered and the other to have received such a beating."