How the Research Showing Women Are as Complicit in Family Violence as Men Has Been Suppressed

Sacramento, CA–I recently discussed the way that the research showing that women are just as complicit in family violence as men has been suppressed and obscured in this blog post. In the blog posts below, researcher after researcher details the impediments they faced in conducting and/or publicizing scientifically sound and honest research on women’s family violence:

Claudia Ann Dias, MSC, JD (pictured, photo by Kevin Graft): ‘I had a 10-year contract but within six months of mentioning female abusers, my contract was canceled’

Dr. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling: ‘Every time we tried to say that women’s intimate partner abuse is different than men’s, the evidence did not support it’

Dr. Don Dutton: Dissident Domestic Violence Researcher ‘Banned’ from the State of Georgia

John Hamel, LCSW: ‘Many men claimed their female partners were more abusive than they were…I had been trained to disbelieve such claims’

Dr. Don Dutton: Violence is more common in lesbian relationships than in heterosexual ones

(The Sacramento Domestic Violence conference From Ideology to Inclusion: Evidence-Based Policy and Intervention in Domestic Violence in February featured leading domestic violence authorities from around the world. The conference was sponsored by the California Alliance for Families and Children–to learn more, click here.)

[Note: If you or someone you love is being abused, the
Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women provides crisis intervention and support services to victims of domestic violence and their families.]

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