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This is what I based my statement on.
Males are much, much more likely to victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Including self-directed.
Submitted by danyphantomzone
I don’t know why you sent me links on suicide, because i’m not talking about suicide. I was talking about interpersonal violence, not violent crimes in general. We all know men disproportionately commit suicide more than women and no one was denying that.
You’ve sent me graphs and statistics that indicate most violent crimes are committed by men (against men). I’m talking about interpersonal violence against women since women are 8 times more likely to be killed by their partners in domestic disputes and most domestic homicide victims are women.
In other words: Women are more likely than men to be killed by people they know and trust. This is what I was talking about when i referred to interpersonal violence. Interpersonal violence does not refer to random fights that men engage in, nor does it refer to suicide. It refers to domestic issues.
In relation to how the media is violent against women, i did a project earlier this year strongly based on Erving Goffman’s research on Gender in Advertisements, where we find women are often submissive, mutilated, dead, passive, having a weapon wielded against them, etc; often, at the mercy of a dominant male in the image. There are ads by designers depicting gang rape and sexual assault of women, much which goes unnoticed and uncriticized.
Violence and rape against women is used as a cheap story line in movies and television shows. Need a scary event to happen? Just rape a woman and your show is a little more interesting. And show ALL the rape (think: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Game of Thrones, etc).
This is how our society is violent against women.
Do you need any more clarification?
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And the whole, violence against men is given way more attention and seen as more important to address than violence...
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