Sex and domestic violence – Have you been led astray?


When the average person thinks about domestic violence they likely think of a male perpetrator and a female victim and many of us assume that the numbers support that idea.  This article reviews the most comprehensive analysis of the data on intimate partner violence (IPV) to date, The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge project (PASK) [0].

The PASK project was a massive review by 42 scholars and 70 research assistants at 20 universities and research institutions which summarized the results from 1700 different studies.

I found the data which shows the differences of violence between the sexes, of mainly heterosexual couples, this data supports the idea that in general IPV is close to symmetrical among each sex, even when considering data from patriarchal countries.

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