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Ray Rice V Lorena Bobbitt: Domestic Violence Has No Gender

by | 9th, September 2014

Lorena Bobbitt, flanked by her attornies James Lowe, left, and Lisa Kemler, meets reporters outside court in Manassas, Va., Monday, Feb. 28, 1994. A judge ordered her release from a mental hospital, five weeks after her acquittal on reason of insanity for cutting off her husband's penis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Date: 28/02/1994

 

 A FEW thoughts on domestic violence from  Jezebel , revisited in light of the Ray Rice story :

“According to a study of relationships that engage in nonreciprocal violence, a whopping 70% are perpetrated by women. So basically that means that girls are beating up their BFs and husbands and the dudes aren’t fighting back. With Amy Winehouse busting open a can of whupass on her husband last week, we decided to conduct an informal survey of the Jezebels to see who’s gotten violent with their men. After reviewing the answers, let’s just say that it’d be wise to never ever fuck with us.”

Nice.

The White House press secretary Josh Earnest had this to say on Rice:

“…this administration and this president do believe strongly that the scourge of violence against women needs to be combated…. violence against women “is not and cannot be tolerated.”

Karen Ingala Smith the CEO of the charity which I chair, Nia has maintained a list of every woman killed by a man in this country. Yesterday, she wrote about beheadings. As well as Judith Nibbs and Tahira Ahmed, she has recorded others:

Last year, in June, Reema Ramzan, 18, was decapitated by boyfriend, Aras Hussain, 21. The year before, in October 2012, Catherine Gowing, 39, was decapitated and raped by serial rapist Clive Sharp, 47. In March the same year Elizabeth Coriat, 76, was decapitated by her son Daniel Coriat, 43; earlier the same month, Gemma McCluskie, 29, had been decapitated by her brother Tony McCluskie, 36.

Karen Ingala Smith:

 “Between April 2001 and March 2012 . . . 31.8 per cent of homicide victims were women, 68.2 per cent were men. 6.1 per cent of people convicted of murder were women, 93.9 per cent were men”.

Men are more prone to kill then women are.

Cathy Young  investigates :

Violence by women causes less harm due to obvious differences in size and

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