Wanted: Men to Report on
"The Men's Experiences with Partner Aggression Project is a research study at Clark University and is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.Go here to take the survey online, if you think you meet the qualifications to be doing so: http://www.clarku.edu/faculty/dhines/
"Denise A. Hines, Ph.D., Clark University Department of Psychology, is the lead researcher on this project. She is conducting this project in conjunction with Emily M. Douglas, Ph.D., Bridgewater State College Department of Social Work, and the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women.
"Our goal is to better understand the experiences of men who are in relationships with women who use violence. Extensive research has shown that men are at risk for sustaining partner violence in their relationships, yet few studies have investigated their experiences, and there are few resources available to such men. This is an under-recognized problem in the United States, and by conducting this research project, we hope to provide much needed information on these men, their relationships, and their needs.
"We are seeking men between the ages of 18 and 59 who have been involved in a heterosexual romantic relationship in which their female partners have used physical aggression against them (e.g., slapping, hitting, grabbing, pushing, punching, beating up, using a knife or gun, etc.) within the previous year. If this describes you and you are interested in participating, please click on the Click Here to Participate link in the left-hand column to access the online survey."
Well! All I've got to say is . . . "It's about time!!"
And yet this is nothing new; for years we've had heaps and tons of evidence strongly suggesting that women commit at least as much domestic violence as men—and NOT in self-defense either, as the feminists want the world to believe! And this mountain of evidence keeps growing and growing!
But the feminists will STILL tell you that "most domestic violence is committed by men", and they will say this over and over like robots, as if it were a fact. (Ampersand the collaborationist blogger made such a statement rather recently!) However, it is not a "fact", but rather a highly contested assertion and nothing more. And the people who insist on repeating this so-called "fact" have a responsibility to advise their listeners, by means of a qualifying phrase, that a shade of controversy clouds the picture. For example, "various studies suggest that most DV. . .etc." But no, they never do that! These people just baldly declare that "most DV is committed by men," and leave it at that—as if they would intentionally mislead their listeners. I don't know about you, but I think it is safe to call such behavior LYING, and to call the people (such as Ampersand) who behave this way LIARS.
But I am happy to see that the world contains at least a few people who seek the truth truthfully. For truly, we need all the reality we can get—even if it radiates from a politically forbidden sector. Reality is funny that way; it makes a hash of politics. Und so schlimmer für die Politik!
So go, and have a look at the survey webpage, even if you aren't filling out the survey.
And if you have a spare minute, go take a fresh look at an old favorite, Martin Fiebert's bibliography. Prof. Fiebert is continually updating that list, and you might not be aware of the most recent addenda made about 3 months ago (Sept. 2008). The list now contains a total of 246 items: http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm