The psychological phenomenon in which we divide people into “actors” and “acted upon” is called “moral typecasting”.
‘Women and Children’ first indicates both gender-specific care for women and the association of women with vulnerability and weakness.
‘Benevolent sexism’ or ‘chivalry’ is the tendency for people to regard women as both weak and more moral than men.
The reason why some studies find 90%+ rates of male perpetration and female victimization is that they rely on statistics that aren’t even measuring the rate of rape in the general population, they’re statistics regarding _who feels empowered to report their rape to the police_. Using them to say anything about rape prevalence is a flat out lie.
Other statistics vary based on the time window they’re using. A twelve month time window finds parity in male and female rape victimization. A five month window finds that men have dropped to 30% of the victims from 50% and a lifetime window sees an even greater drop to 20% of the victims. All because men make their memories conform with the social narrative that female-on-male sexual violence doesn’t exist over time.
According to the CDC’s 12-month statistics (Table 2.0 and 2.1) on sexual violence(the most accurate statistic on prevalence, 50% of the rape victims were male. According to the CDC’s lifetime statistics(the most accurate statistic regarding who is raping who) on who is perpetuating sexual violence, 80% of the men were raped by women.
The studies on relationship sexual violence using the CST or CST2 methodologies find parity between men and women in terms of being forced into sex by the opposite gender.
Here’s a recent world wide survey that found that 3% of men reported forced sex in their heterosexual relationships and 2.3% of women reported forced sex in their heterosexual relationships.
Also recent results on sexual exploitation in corectional facility finds extremely high rates of female on male abuse.
“Approximately 95% of all youth reporting staff sexual misconduct said they had been victimized by female staff. In 2008, 42% of staff in state juvenile facilities were female.”
“Most victims of staff sexual misconduct were males; most perpetrators were females. Among male victims of staff sexual misconduct, 69% of those in prison and 64% of those in jails reported sexual activity with female staff. An additional 16% of prison inmates and 18% of jail inmates reported sexual activity with both female and male staff.”
Here’s something from a survey of homeless youths:
“Males were just as likely to be sexually exploited as females. Among younger street-involved youth (ages 12-18), a greater percentage of males were exploited (34% vs. 27% of females in 2006). Among older street-involved youth (ages 19-25), a higher percentage of females reported sexual exploitation (53% females vs. 32% males).”
“Although the majority of youth (70%) had been exploited by males, half of youth (50%) had also been exploited by females.”
Summary: 50% of violent relationships are characterized by mutual violence, more often initiated and sustained by the woman as she is the one who hits first and more frequently. In the 50% of relationships that are characterized by unilateral violence, 70% is a woman beating a man.
Fiebert Bibliography: This bibliography examines 286 scholarly investigations: 221 empirical studies and 65 reviews and/or analyses, which demonstrate that women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. The aggregate sample size in the reviewed studies exceeds 371,600.
The main feminist criticisms of this bibliography are that the CST and CST-2 survey instruments used don’t “contextualize” violence. Proponents of women’s victimhood believe that when violence is “contextualized” we’ll find that women act defensively and that men are the real aggressors.
Two recent surveys, the 2007 Harvard survey and the CDC’s 2010 NISPSVS suggest otherwise.The Harvard survey found that 50% of couples were mutually violent. In these couples women hit first and more often. it also found that in 70% of unilaterally violent couples, it was the wife who was the violent partner.The CDC’s 2010 NIPSVS found that men are more likely to experience controlling and coercive abuse than men. In the last twelve months(again 12 months is the most accurate window to control for memory errors) 15.2% of men and 10.7% of women said they were victims of “coercive control.” (Tables 4.9 and 4.10)
Finally DV researchers cite the rate of spousal homicide as “evidence” that women are greater victims. However the rate was at near parity in the 1970s—men and women were almost equally likely to kill each other. Since then the rate at which women have been killed by their male partners has declined 7% while the rate that men have been killed by their partners has declined 40% in the same time period. Feminists have managed to cast an improvement in the situation for murdered men over the last forty years as evidence of women’s greater victimhood!
“This paper assesses gender disparities in federal criminal cases. It finds large gender gaps favoring women throughout the sentence length distribution (averaging over 60%), conditional on arrest offense, criminal history, and other pre-charge observables. Female arrestees are also significantly likelier to avoid charges and convictions entirely, and twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted. Prior studies have reported much smaller sentence gaps because they have ignored the role of charging, plea-bargaining, and sentencing fact-finding in producing sentences. Most studies control for endogenous severity measures that result from these earlier discretionary processes and use samples that have been winnowed by them. I avoid these problems by using a linked dataset tracing cases from arrest through sentencing. Using decomposition methods, I show that most sentence disparity arises from decisions at the earlier stages, and use the rich data to investigate causal theories for these gender gaps.”
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