Reply to post: Re: Equality of Violence

Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Equality of Violence

It’s an exceptionally well established fact that women are equally violent to men in occurrence rate, and severity of attack, but not in the physical impact of that severity. You’ve added the casual modifier “violent *crime*”, ie reported crime, implying that it’s the same thing. But it isn’t, as I think you very well know.

What? Women are going out battering other men and women with the same frequency and same severity as with men but something magical happens which reduces the “physical impact of that severity” (no bloody idea what that means). In fact, you think women are committing the same crimes as men, in the same numbers? Despite this not being recorded in any crime statistics and the male and female prison populations differ by a factor or about 25:1? This is just nonsense. We all know this is nonsense. You clearly have a huge chip on your shoulder about women but making up stuff helps no-one.

According to the ONS, 7.9% of women and 4.2% of men suffered domestic abuse in 2018. About half of that was violent. That’s reported crime. However, women are three to five times more likely to report domestic abuse than men, as shown in literally dozens of studies.

Ah, those bloody women reporting domestic violence. So, you are campaigning to get men to report it as well so the truth will out, eh? More power to your elbow, bloody evil women.

Invert the numbers, and you see that most violent attacks *by far* are women on men. It’s roughly equal amongst the “serious” violent attacks. And out of those, only a minority end up with the victim in hospital, which is usually when a situation that’s been boiling up over several or even dozens of incidents finally gets reported to the police. That’s when the person with two broken ribs and a smashed jaw reports the crime, and that’s usually the woman.

Oh my god, you really are bonkers, aren’t you? These are the (unsubstantiated) rantings of a mad man.

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