Definitions Of Spousal Violence
MINOR VIOLENT ACTS:
1. Threw something
3. Slapped or spanked
SEVERE VIOLENT ACTS:
1. Kicked/bit/hit with fist
2. Hit, tried to hit with something
3. Beat up
4. Threatened with gun or knife
5. Used gun or knife
Spousal Assaults Expressed As Rate Per 1000 Couples
Year Assault by Assault by
1975 98 98
1985 82 75
1992 92 94
1975 38 47
1985 30 43
1992 19 44
Wives Report They Have
been severely assaulted by husband 22 per 1000
severely assaulted husband 59 per 1000
Husbands Report They Have
been severely assaulted by wives 32 per 1000
severely assaulted wives 18 per 1000
Husbands & Wives Both Report
wife has been assaulted 20 per 1000
husband has been assaulted 44 per 1000
Other studies reveal more about female violence against children:
* Women hit their male children more frequently and more severely than they hit their female children.
* Women commit 55% of child murders and 64% of their victims are male children.
* Eighty two percent of the general population had their first experience of violence at the hands of women, usually their mother.
Our culture learns to be violent from our mothers, not our fathers. Yet, 3.1 million reports of child abuse are filed against men each year, most of which are false accusations used as leverage in a
divorce or custody case.
* Some women call police because they are frightened by a minor incident. Perhaps she thought calling the police was a "trump card" in an argument. These women do not realize that with one phone call they have invited the government and gender politics into their homes.
* Some women make false reports because there are legal, financial, and child custody rewards for making a false report. Some divorce attorneys and gender activists specialize in encouraging false accusations, and actively coaching women how to falsely accuse.