Boys and dating violence
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Don't wait until she cuts you open with a kitchen knife. The Centers for Disease Control "cook" the data and ignore their own study on domestic violence to gender-polarize the issue of dating violence, but many studies show that women initiate dating violence about as often as men. Print it out and hand it to a man you think may be battered--your caring opens him up to talking about it.
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The study focused on teens considered to be at high risk for dating violence—those who had suffered or witnessed violence at home or in their neighborhoods.
In addition, prevalence of PDV victimization was greater among black males (13.7%) than white males (6.6%) and higher among black females (14.0%) than white females (7.5%) and Hispanic females (9.2%). In some instances, women pinched, slapped and hit men who tried to stop their advances.
Note: If you have been the victim of dating violence (hitting, kicking, coerced into sex, stalking) please e-mail me and tell me about it. A few men reported that women blackmailed them into having sex by threatening to divulge damaging information to parents, employers or girlfriends. Martin Fiebert examines reasons women give for assaulting men.