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Domestic violence goes both ways, study finds

Finally, a study based on reality rather than fantasy

Domestic violence goes both ways, study finds

Saturday August 19, 2006

Where only one partner in a relationship is violent, it is more likely to be the woman, University of Otago researchers have found.

Researcher Kirsten Robertson, of the university’s psychology department, said the finding indicated a change of thinking was required on domestic violence.

“But there are always campaigns aimed at stopping male violence – we need to accept no violence.”

People tended to find female violence amusing.

I find that comment particularly disturbing

“When asked, ‘does a man deserve to be hit’, women often laugh. They said they did often deserve it as they did things that wound you up.”

Indicitive of a culture which condones, laughs it off, minimises female on male violence