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Real Men Don't Hit! by poasterchild Real Men Don't Hit! by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

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One out of four women will be assaulted by a man, one in five will be raped, and one-third of women who are victims of homicide will be killed by an intimate partner. Almost three-quarters (73%) of women who are victims of sexual violence are victimized by someone known to them. It is estimated that domestic violence occurs in approximately 25-33% of same-sex relationships. Boys who witness their fathers' violence are 10 times more likely to engage in spouse abuse in later adulthood than boys from non-violent homes. Somewhere in America a woman is battered, usually by her intimate partner, every 15 seconds. A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or both, during dating relationships.

Real men don't hit. Men can end violence against women. If you're involved in an abusive relationship, call your local department of social services, the police, or a local women's shelter, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233).
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you saying that men as a gender are violent towards women as a gender?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I am citing statistics that demonstrate that 90% of domestic violence incidents involve men battering women.
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have doubts about those statistics. I am not questioning the morality of assault, just the statistics.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You have doubts, I have facts:

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 1998 and 2002:

➢ Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
➢ 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse at were female.
➢ Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers.
➢ 50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.

Matthew R. Durose et al., U.S. Dep't of Just., NCJ 207846, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances, at 31-32 (2005).

Of those victimized by an intimate partner, 85% are women and 15% are men.2 In other words, women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner.

Lawrence A. Greenfeld et al. (1998). Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. Bureau of Justice Statistics Factbook. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice. NCJ #167237.

Researchers looking have concluded that the true rate of man-on-woman intimate partner violence exceeds 90% because of the high rate of non-reporting.  Only about half of domestic violence incidents are reported to police.

Lawrence A. Greenfeld et al. (1998). Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. Bureau of Justice Statistics Factbook. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice. NCJ #167237.


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Hbomba Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the millions of unreported cases?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think I covered that.
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Hbomba Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do we gotta say violence against women? Patriarchy against women? 
WHY NOT VIOLENCE AGAINST HUMANITY? HMM? THAT WOULD BE THE PERFECT UMBRELLA TERM!
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've addressed this.  The focus on violence against women is due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of incidents of intimate partner violence involve violence against women.

If you wish to express another view, please create some art of your own and post it rather than debating me.
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